• Bluegrass Island band competition in 2024

    The Bluegrass Island Music Festival is partnering with Mountain Fever Records and Bluegrass RoadTrip to host a band competition during their October 2024 event. Winners will receive booking on the 2025 festival, studio time at Mountain Fever, and advertising from

  • Photos from the OBX Bluegrass Festival

    Deb Miller of B Chord Photography was on hand during last weekend's Bluegrass Island Festival, held in Manteo on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. She shared a number of her images from the festival, including what was the highlight

  • Sons of the South win at OBX

    Congratulations to Sons of the South who took first place in the Mountain Fever bluegrass band contest this past weekend at the Bluegrass Island Festival on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. As winners, they receive a booking at the 2017 festival

  • Bluegrass Island Band Competition

    The Bluegrass Island Festival on North Carolina's Outer Banks may be the fastest growing event in bluegrass. Just a few years out from their 2013 debut as the Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival, the Hemilright family of Manteo has continued to

  • Flatt & Scruggs mural at Bluegrass Island

    Work continues on the Bluegrass Island store in Manteo, NC ahead of its scheduled opening on March 1. Located across the road from the site where the annual Bluegrass Island festival is located on the beach, the store will serve as

  • OBX fest cancelled for bad weather

    When Cory Hemilright launched his bluegrass festival on the Outer Banks of North Carolina a few years ago, everyone familiar with weather on these flimsy barrier islands in late summer wondered how long it would be before bad weather would