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Welcome to the vibrant world of Outer Banks music festivals, where captivating melodies, electrifying performances, and the stunning backdrop of this coastal paradise converge to create an unforgettable experience. Immerse yourself in the eclectic soundscape of Outer Banks, where diverse genres intertwine, creating a harmonious blend of musical flavors that are sure to elevate your next Outer Banks vacation. From pulsating beats at beachside stages to intimate performances in charming venues, here are the music festivals on the Outer Banks that you will not want to miss! Explore the thriving festival culture that brings locals and visitors together, celebrating the universal language of music.

*Please note: Artists and showtimes are subject to change. Please check with the appropriate venue to confirm performances.

Sundays in the Country

Looking for a way to make your Sundays extra special?

Come out to Sundays in the Country! Located at the gorgeous Sanctuary Vineyards, this event invites you to enjoy live jazz and roots music while taking in the stunning scenery around you.

But that's not all – there's also a mimosa bar and a food truck serving up delicious snacks and meals. So sit back and relax, as you sip on your mimosa, savor the food truck's offerings, and enjoy the fantastic tunes.

This event is perfect for both families and friends, and even your furry companions can join in on the fun as long as they're kept on a leash. And best of all, it's completely free to attend!

So what are you waiting for? Add a little bit of sparkle to your Sunday, from 11AM-3PM, and come out to Sundays in the Country for a day of music, food, and sunshine.

June 11th - Matt Wentz, Harrison & Wentz
June 18th - Gina Swoope Music
June 25th - Steve Hauser, Steve & Ali

Acoustic Sunset Wine Down Thursdays at Sanctuary Vineyards

When: Thursdays from May 4, 2023 to September 28, 2023
Where: Sanctuary Vineyards, 7005 Caratoke Hwy, Jarvisburg, NC 27947

Join Sanctuary Vineyards for Acoustic Sunset Wine Down with live music and food trucks every Thursday, May 4 - September 28! This event is free to attend, family and pet friendly, and outdoors. Click here to see the lineup!


When: June 20, 2023 - August 15, 2023
Where: Roanoke Island Festival Park is a perfect setting for an all day music & arts festival.  Along with the great all day music on 2 stages we will have Art Exhibits, Kids Games, Food Trucks, Beverages served by Friends of Elizabeth II (a non-profit for the park) and all around good vibes! Buy tickets here.
Vusic on the Banks is an annual Music and Arts Festival on the Outer Banks of North Carolina!  
All Ages - Kids 8 and under are Free
Rain or Shine - No Refunds
**COVID-19 Protocol:  Organizers are in communication with local health and safety officials and will follow all guidelines from governing health organizations at the time of the event.

Bluegrass Island Festival

When: October 19, 2023 - October 21, 2023
Where: Roanoke Island Festival Park, 1 Festival Park, Manteo, NC 27954

The Bluegrass Island Festival is an annual tradition that brings hundreds of people from all over the world to the beautiful Outer Banks. The festival takes place at the Roanoke Island Festival Park surrounded by the sound. This event fills up quickly, so it's important o get tickets early. 

Click here for the 2023 lineup!

Koru Beach Klub Summer Concert Series

When: Thursdays from June 22 to August 17
Where: Koru Beach Club, 41001 Hwy 12, Avon, NC

Come experience the full summer concert series at the hottest Oceanfront music venue on Hatteras Island. Come for the show while you're in town or get the season pass to enjoy music all summer. With tiki bars, a large dance floor, and a fantastic staff, you're sure to have a good time at the Koru Beach Klub.

Concert Series Season Pass
June 22: Bring Out Yer Dead - Grateful Dead Tribute   
June 29: The Dave Matthews Tribute Band         
July 13: On The Border - The Ultimate Eagles Tribute        
July 20: Tuesday's Gone - Lynyrd Skynyrd Tribute                   
July 27: Southern Accents - Tom Petty Experience   
August 3: Zoso - Led Zeppelin Experience
August 10: New Kid's Superfly 90's Tribute Band
August 17: End of Summer Bash with After School Surf Club

Duck Jazz Festival

When: October 7, 2023 - October 8, 2023
Duck Town Park, 1200 Duck Rd., Duck, NC 27949

The Town of Duck welcomes the Duck Jazz Festival annually during Columbus Day weekend. Enjoy live music all day with two stages at this non-ticked, free festival. Check here for updates and specific bands closer to the event.

Book Your Vacation Rental Now!

There's no better way to enjoy these amazing music festivals than to book a cozy vacation rental to retreat to at the end of the day! 

Give our wonderful Guest Services Team a call today at (866) 884-0267 or take a look at our available rentals to get started planning your next historic adventure to the Outer Banks. And don't forget about our layaway plan, which makes booking your dream vacation easier than ever. So don't wait. We're booking Outer Banks vacation rentals year round and we're excited to help you create memories to last a lifetime. We're here to help make your OBX vacation fun, exciting, and hassle-free. Give us a call today!

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Pack your bags, leave your worries behind, and escape to the Outer Banks—a place where relaxation is not just a luxury but a way of life.

We’ll see you at the beach.