The First Annual Mustang Rock & Roast will be the ultimate music and food experience, infusing North Carolina barbecue, oysters and 14 bands playing live music October 13-14 at Mike Dianna’s Grill Room in Corolla.
The gates will open at 12pm on Saturday with nine hours of nonstop live music by the Mustang Outreach Program student bands, Dangermuffin, Groove Fetish, Jahman Brahman, Anthony Rosano and the Conqueroos, and Songs From The Road Band. From 2-5pm, event guests can also enjoy an authentic North Carolina oyster roast with all the fixings.Saturday evening will be headlined by six piece powerhouse Big Something, who are known for fusing rock, pop, and funk and taking listeners through a myriad of musical styles.
On Sunday the gates will open at 1pm with eight hours of live music by Paleface, The Vegabonds, The Get Right Band, The Mike Dillon Band and Formula 5. Various Currituck County restaurants and chefs will be participating in a pork barbecue cook off from 2-5pm. Festival-goers can sample all the varieties of barbecue along with traditional pairings. Pink Talking Fish will headline Sunday evening creating a special experience for music lovers by combining Pink Floyd, Talking Heads and Phish together into a hybrid tribute.
Sundogs in Corolla will host after parties both evenings starting at 10:30pm with members from Dangermuffin + Songs From The Road Band playing on Saturday and Funk You with special guests The Ramble on Sunday.
A portion of the proceeds from Rock & Roast will go to the Corolla Wild Horse Fund and the Mustang Outreach Program. The Corolla Wild Horse Fund protects, conserves, and responsibly manages the herd of wild Colonial Spanish Mustangs roaming freely on the northernmost Currituck Outer Banks. The Mustang Outreach Program supplements the cultural arts programs in local schools with world class music performances, residencies and mentoring programs.