The sun is shining, we have a breeze instead of a howling wind, ocean waves are down to 5-6' and life is looking good on the Outer Banks.
About time too, and just in time to dry out for two of the best weekends of the fall season.
This coming weekend look for the Mustang Music Festival at the Whalehead Club in Corolla on Friday and Saturday. Two days of great music with three stages so there's always someone performing. Some great national acts-Rusted Root, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Keller Williams-and outstanding local and regional bands. For a real treat, check out the kids of the Mustang Music Outreach program on the south stage from 12:30-2:00 on Saturday.
Some of the proceeds benefit the Corolla Wild Horse Fund.
Then Sunday head south to the Duck Jazz Festival. The setting is sublime-the outdoor stage is framed by a small grass covered hill-and the music is always absolutely delightful. Headliner this year is Maceo Parker who was for years James Brown's sax player and band director. Look for a lot of funk and some great sounds.
And a heads up-the following weekend, October 17 the Outer Banks Seafood Festival takes center stage at the Event Site in Nags Head. Wonderful fresh seafood served all day, the best of local bands and a good time is always had by all.