Saturday Afternoon: 9th Annual Outer Banks Gay Pride Festival in Manteo!
This family-friendly LGBTQ music festival is the main event on Saturday afternoon, September 14th from 1 to 6 pm. This FREE afternoon of concert bands, craft beers and wines, local restaurants, vendors and entertainers is located beside the Roanoke Island Maritime Museum on the waterfront in downtown Manteo. Back by popular demand, our MC and hostess this year is Delighted ToBeHere!
Please note: there will be NO COOLERS PERMITTED at this event! Please bring cash or card and support our local beverage vendors! OBX Pride will also be selling a variety of canned beers and wines.You must bring photo ID to drink alcohol.
Main Stage Entertainment:
The band’s name is an acronym for – Finding Face Eternal Love Train, and they are a Rock/Folk band local to Northeastern North Carolina & Southeastern Virginia. Together for approximately nine years, the band is comprised of: Suzy – Accompaniment & Vocals, Heidi – Drums & Jinbei, Stephanie -Bass, Ukulele & Vocals and Dawn – Acoustic Guitar & Vocals.
Sandbar Blues is a band composed of five seasoned musicians living on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. The group includes Jennifer Cahoon on vocals, Natalie Ebert on keyboards and vocals, Michael Clifton (Santa Clause) on guitar and vocals, Michael Glover (Dr. Mike) on bass, and George M. Graham Jr. on drums.
Christy Snow is a Singer/Songwriter, Speaker, Native Flautist and Instructor and Recording Artist from Charlotte, NC. Her work as a musician began in 1991 with the birth of her acoustic music career. Since then, Christy has performed at folk festivals, women’s music festivals, listening venues, churches, retreats and conferences across the country as well as International locations.
The OBX Shredders are Dare County’s first Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities-inclusive band with members ranging from 15 to 60. Led by 2018 International Blues Challenge Semifinalist Ruth Wyand along with instructors John Wilkinson and Shelli Gates of the Motu Music Foundation and George Graham, the Shredders first debuted in 2016 and have definitely gotten into their groove.
Mama’s Black Sheep is the soulful collaboration of singer-songwriters Ashland Miller (guitar/vocals) and Laura Cerulli(drums/vocals). Each song allows you to travel with time, move your body, and stir your soul!
More Event Information
The Outer Banks LGBTQ Pride festival will also feature local arts & crafts, nonprofits and souvenir vendors, local restaurant foods and raffles! Beer from local award winning microbreweries, Lost Colony Brewery and The Outer Banks Brewing Station. Rum tasting by local distillery, Kill Devil Rum. Our restaurant vendors will offer a variety of Outer Banks specialties. Please see our lodging recommendations on the “Where to Stay” page. We highly recommend the Cameron House Inn and Kees Vacations, a major sponsor.