Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Celebrate the artistic community on Hatteras Island May 27-June 14 at Dare County Arts Council’s 7th Annual Rock The Cape Festival.
This year’s Rock The Cape will begin with the Island Art Show on Monday, May 27 and conclude with a soundfront concert at REAL Watersports on Friday, June 14. Surf rock musicians The Chong Band from Virginia Beach will headline the concert at REAL Watersports with duo Matt Hoggard and Aaron Caswell from local Outer Banks rock band Formula opening. The sunset concert at REAL Watersports is a fundraiser for Dare County Arts Council’s programming and events on Hatteras Island.
The Island Art Show at the Rodanthe/Waves/Salvo Community Center will be happening from 10am to 4pm on Memorial Day (May 27). Admission to this indoor/outdoor art show is free and visitors will enjoy live music by Rory Kelleher while checking out local arts and crafts.
There will be multiple art-inspired happenings in Avon, Buxton and Hatteras Village between the two keystone events, including book signings, more live music, art workshops and the Rock The Cape Art Gallery Tour.
Rock the Cape was started in 2012 as an initiative to celebrate the galleries, artists, and artistic community on Hatteras Island. The annual event is held at the beginning of summer as a way to kick off Hatteras’ busy season.
This project is funded in part by the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau.
For more information about Rock The Cape, visit RockTheCapeOBX.com or DareArts.org/rockthecape or call (252) 473-5558.