Outer Banks October Looking Great

KHKbrewtagThe sun is finally out and the weather is fantastic—it’s a great reminder of why there is so much entertainment the next few weekends on the Outer Banks.

We’ve already mentioned the Mustang Music Festival coming up Friday and Saturday at the Whalehead Club in Corolla. With three stages there’s always music happening and the music is going to be fantastic with national acts Rusted Root, Dirty Dozen Brass Band and Keller Williams as well as some outstanding local and regional bands.

It’s a kid friendly event, perfect for the whole family. Check out the Kitty Hawk Kites Kidszone while you’re there.

Proceeds benefit the Corolla Wild Horse fund and the Mustang Music Foundation.

It’s a weekend of musical entertainment with the Duck Jazz Festival Sunday at the Duck Town Green. The weather is looking perfect and the setting is as good as it gets—grass field surrounded by trees and pathways.  Maceo Parker who was James Brown’s sax player and band director is the headliner this years so look for a little bit of funk and some a fantastic sound.

The following Saturday, October 17, look for the Outer Banks Seafood Festival at the Event Site in Nags Head. This is the fourth year for the annual event and it keeps getting better and better. Lots of great fresh local seafood, prepared to perfection by local chefs, the best of local bands and a beautiful setting on Roanoke Sound.

We had to move the date of our BrewTag to Saturday October 24—the weather was just too iffy on it’s original date of September 26, but the event is still on. For anyone who wants to see if a beer keg can truly fly, come to the Nags Head Event Site and see for yourself.

Local and regional beers, fantastic food and a lot of fun. And it benefits the Rogallo Foundation preserving the legacy of Francis Rogallo whose invention of a flexible wing led to the hang glider.

Laughter and entertainment guaranteed.

Mustang Music the Place to Be


One of the best festivals anywhere has got to be the Mustang Music Festival coming up next weekend, Friday and Saturday October 10 and 11.

The brainchild of Mike Dianna, owner of Mike Dianna’s Grill room, the festival started four years ago as a benefit concert for the Corolla Wild Horse Fund. It’s still a benefit concert, but Mike also contributes now to the Mustang Music Outreach that helps young musicians learn how to perform.

Held at the Whalehead Club in Corolla, it is a fantastic setting for an outdoor concert–about as good as it gets–and with three stages, there is always music happening. And with food vendors, artisans and a great crowd, there is always something to do.

One of the best features of any event that Mike promotes is how kid friendly it is, and Kitty Hawk Kites will be there with our KidsZone to make sure everyone has a great time.

Yet as good as the setting is, and there’s no denying it’s great for families, the Mustang Music Festival is all about the music, and the music rocks?

Back this year, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band with their funky New Orleans sound. They rocked everyone two years ago and there’s no reason to think they haven’t gotten even better.

With 18 bands ready to take the stage, there is bound to be something for everyone. It’s hard to pick out a headliner in this group but it would probably have to be Rusted Root on Friday night and Keller Williams & More Than a Little on Saturday.

It’s looking more and more as though Hurricane Joaquin is going to pass us by and the long-range forecast for next weekend is looking perfect—temperatures in the mid 70s and sunshine.