Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival Returns to Manteo [Concert Preview]

Posted By on October 3, 2013

The 2nd Annual Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival returns to Manteo this weekend for three days featuring more than two-dozen of the world’s top bluegrass musicians live in concert, plus late night jam sessions, and a fireworks spectacular!

Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival (photo: OBXentertainment.com)

Last year’s headliner, bluegrass queen Rhonda Vincent is coming back to Festival Park to play two nights this Saturday and Sunday with her band The Rage, joining other returning performers from the inaugural festival, including Drymill Road, Cumberland River, Banjo Island, Nu-Blu, and Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver.

New additions to the lineup this year include Grammy nominated Friday headliners The Grascals, along with Russell Moore & Iiird Tyme Out, Loraine Jordan & Carolina Road, The Moore Brothers, and The James King Band, among a total of more than 20 musicians set to take the stage over the weekend.

Click the play button below to listen to Lorraine Jordan and Carolina Road performing the official “Bluegrass Island Theme Song”!

The 2nd Annual Outer Bluegrass Festival is happening this Friday through Sunday, Oct. 4-6 at Roanoke Island Festival Park in Manteo.

The concert starts at 11am on Friday and Saturday and at noon on Sunday.

Friday night, October 4, will be capped off with a professional fireworks display over the outside concert pavilion set to bluegrass music.

Tickets are $35 each day or $75 for all three days, and can be purchased online here.

Click here for more of our extended coverage of this event, including our latest updates, photos, and videos from the 2013 Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival!

Click here to view our photo gallery from the 2012 Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival!

Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival 2013 Poster


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Posted by Matt Artz

Matt Artz was a lead reporter and photographer for 'The Coastland Times' newspaper from 2000 to 2009, and has been published in the Outer Banks Sentinel, North Beach Sun, Outer Banks Milepost, among others, before launching OBX Entertainment, NC Film News, and Halloween Daily News in 2012. Matt and Sue Artz are also the founders of the annual Outer Banks Halloween Parade and the Halloween International Film Festival.

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