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Why You Need to Go to the Bluegrass Festival Manteo, NC

04/10/2020 | by Joseph Mitchell | Outer Banks Events

Events are some of the best ways to immerse yourself in a destination’s culture. Locals and tourists mix and mingle, allowing you to experience a place like never before. The Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival in Manteo, NC, brings in some of the best bluegrass musicians from across the country! Whether you’re a fan of the genre or want to enjoy an exciting weekend of live music in a beautiful setting, you’re sure to make memories that will last a lifetime.

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What You Can Expect at the Manteo, NC, Bluegrass Festival

The Music and Venue

The Manteo, NC, bluegrass festival, officially known as the Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival, features is one of the most anticipated annual events on the North Carolina coast! Music lovers from across the country flock to our beautiful island of Manteo to feast their ears on popular and up-and-coming bluegrass groups. You can take a peek at who will be performing at next year’s festival! If the incredible lineup of performers isn’t enough for you, the location will be. Roanoke Island Festival Park is a 22-acre island near the town of Manteo that boasts views across the Sound that are second to none!

So, grab a couple of lawn chairs and get ready to soak in the sights and sounds of the Outer Banks, Bluegrass Festival in Manteo, NC!


No event is complete without great food, and the Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival in Manteo, NC, sure has plenty of it. You’ll find tons of tasty grub ranging from mouthwatering BBQ and burgers to fresh seafood. Not only is it the perfect complement to the musical performances, but it’s also a fantastic opportunity to eat locally!

Tickets, Dates, and Other Information

The Manteo, NC, bluegrass festival typically takes place on the weekend in the middle of May. Although these dates are not in the busy summer months, lodging books up quickly, so make sure you reserve your place at Pirate’s Cove in advance! You can purchase tickets through their website. Early-bird two-day passes cost $99 while single-day tickets are $55. They even offer VIP passes for $250 and backstage passes for $350. If you need more information or details regarding the festival, call the Bluegrass Island Box Office and Store at (252) 423-3039.

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