OBX May Music Madness

It’s May, the weather is warming up nicely; the days are getting longer and suddenly music is everywhere. Here are four great upcoming music festivals happening this month that will keep toes tapping a voices singing.

Mustang Music Festival

May 17

Timbuck II, Corolla

Mike Dianna always seems to find national acts that fly just below the radar, and he’s done it once again this year with New Madrid and Josh Daniel. Those are the headliners but it’s a full day of music starting at 1:00 p.m. Always family friendly, this is a great way to kick off the 2015 festival season.

2nd Annual Shallowbag Bay Shag Music Festival

Memorial Day, May 25

Roanoke Island Festival Park, Manteo

A full day of classic beach music at a beautiful outdoor setting . . . what could be better? The Embers, The Tams, Band of Oz all the sounds from the 1950s and 60s with the Roanoke Sound as a backdrop.

Rock The Cape

May 30

Koru Village, Avon

The folks at the Dare County Arts Council have been putting this on for the past three years at Koru Village on Hatteras Island. It’s worth the trip. Great music with Big Daddy Love and local favorite The Hound Dogs Family Band, who put on an amazing show.

OBX Brewfest

May 31

Outer Banks Event Site, Nags Head

This will be the inaugural happening at the Outer Banks Event Site and what a great way to introduce the newest site for outdoor music on the Outer Banks. Amazing music from Tauk, People’s Blues of Richmond-who wowed everyone at last year’s Mustang Music Festival, and Schimick String Band. They’ll be almost 50 breweries on hand all in a great setting. This is an adult only event.