Posted on 5/9/2015

Soundside Live=Families, Fun, Great Music

Here's what the Outer Banks is all about-families, a beautiful environment, having fun. Here's what the first of what we hope is an annual event Soundside Live was was all about-families, a beautiful environment, having fun.

It was supposed to be the first event at the new Outer Banks Event Site in Nags Head, but weather delays pushed everything back so an alternative had to be found. The alternative? The beach at Jennette's Pier.

There was a bit of a northeast breeze, but it never it kept the temperature comfortable; the ocean was rough, but somehow that just added to the atmosphere. Families were everywhere . . . kids of all ages running around; there were maybe a dozen dogs-all well-behaved; a couple of kiteboarders kept sailing by.

And then there was the music: Roadkill Ghost Choir and Greensky Bluegrass.

Great stuff. Roadkill has an eerie almost classic rock and roll sound and Greensky does bluegrass with an attitude. Good driving beat and great musicians.

The event was sponsored by the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau and originally it was supposed to be a ticketed event, but it's kind of tough to sell a ticket to the beach. So maybe the way to think of this is a gift to the Outer Banks from the OBVB.

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