Two days of amazing live music by eight nationally touring bands of various genres is what’s on the setlist for Mustang Spring Jam 8, which will be held the weekend of May 18-19 at Mike Dianna’s Grill Room in Corolla.

Improvisational rock band Ghost Light will headline Mustang Spring Jam 8. The newly formed band brings together five talented artists to create a rich cross-pollination on the musical spectrum and features uber talented pianist Holly Bowling and Joe Russo’s Almost Dead’s guitarist/vocalist Tom Hamilton.

Folk wave band Emma’s Lounge will open for soul, rock, jam band Travers Brothership to kickoff Spring Jam 8 on the evening of Saturday, May 18. After the two Asheville bands play on the deck stage at Mike Dianna’s Grill Room, the event will move across the street to Sundogs for funky, dance-inducing soul music by Charlotte, NC’s Downtown Abby and The Echoes.

On Sunday, May 19, Ghost Light will headline a full day of live music that opens with performances by student bands from the Mustang Outreach Program.

Making their triumphant return to Corolla, Virginia’s Roosterfoot is set to play their second show since 2017 at Spring Jam, bringing their blend of rock, gospel and blues to the event.

Other bands playing the two stages at Mustang Spring Jam 8 on Sunday are Charleston, SC’s indie hip-hop group Little Stranger, high energy rock n’ roll band Andrew Scotchie & the River Rats from Asheville, NC, Downtown Abby and The Echoes, and the Outer Banks’ blues band Mojo Collins and Triple Vision.

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Oysters, barbecue and nonstop live music will return with the Second Annual Mustang Rock & Roast, presented by Currituck Travel and Tourism, October 19-20, 2019.

Advance, day of show, and Special VIP tickets to the Second Annual Mustang Rock & Roast will be available soon.

A portion of the proceeds from Mustang Spring Jam and Mustang 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.

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