Mustang Music Festival


mustang coverThree stages, 20 bands, more than 30 artisan vendors, a craft beer village, and more fun than you’ll have anywhere else this Friday and Saturday – that about sums up the Mustang Music Festival!

Five years ago, local OBX business owner, Mike Dianna, dreamed up a festival stating, “I want to produce a festival that musicians want to play; an event where vendors have a blast while making a profit; where sponsors not only have a fantastic time entertaining their clients, friends and families, but also leave them wanting to support the event annually; a festival where patrons and fans await the next year the moment that they step off of the site; an event which benefits one of the region’s most sacred assets, the Corolla Wild Horses.”

This vision still holds true as the mission of the Mustang Music Festival, founded in 2010, enters its fifth year this October 9th-10th. The festival also benefits the Mustang Outreach Program, which supplements cultural arts programs in local schools with world-class musical performances, residencies, and mentoring programs.

This year’s lineup is world-class, as always. Headliners include Rusted Root on Friday night and Keller Williams & More Than A Little closing out the festivities on Saturday night.

Tonight there’s a kick-off party at the Corolla Light Town Center from 5pm-10pm featuring Circus Mutt, Big Bone Daddy, and Major & The Monbacks. Then every night (Thursday-Saturday) beginning at 10pm head over to Cosmos Pizza for the Late Night Jam Room with a variety of different bands. Uncle Ike’s is also presenting a series of late-night DJ sessions. The party doesn’t stop when the festival ends for the day!

In addition to the music there will be a craft beer village full of local and regional brews, the KidZone, presented by Kitty Hawk Kites – a rock wall, mechanical bucking shark, arts and crafts (make a kite!), an artisan market where you’ll find unique, handmade art and gifts, and more. There’s something for everyone – good vibes frscreenshot appee of charge!

New this year is the Festival’s app! It’s available for both Apple and Android devices and users will get schedule updates, special invites to artist meet-and-greets, upgrade offers, and more. Handy AND environmentally friendly! 


Tickets are still available – get them now!

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