For three spectacular days, Roanoke Island will host an amazing celebration of one of America’s most storied music genres: bluegrass. The Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival brings the sounds of some of the finest bluegrass musicians in the country to Manteo, North Carolina. Featuring more than 20 performances and excellent food in the beautiful Outer Banks, it’s easy to see why the Travel Channel named it one of the best bluegrass festivals in the world. Learn more about the much-anticipated, weekend music event below. To plan a quick and easy visit for the Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival, be sure to download our free Outer Banks Vacation Guide!

The Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival & Everything You Need to Know

Music & Venue

The Outer Banks Bluegrass Island Festival takes place at Roanoke Island Festival Park (a.k.a. Bluegrass Island) in Manteo, North Carolina. One of the Outer Banks’ most anticipated events, the festival features outstanding music from some of the most acclaimed bluegrass artists in the country. Take a look at this year’s lineup to see who will be performing! The park, which sits on a 22-acre island, features stunning views of the water in nearly every direction, setting an unbelievably beautiful backdrop for the weekend of music!

The Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival has quickly become one of the most popular events in the Outer Banks. If you love bluegrass music and ocean views while relaxing in your lawn chair, this is the experience for you. Tickets tend to sell quickly and lodging fills up fast, so be sure to arrange your plans as soon as possible!


While the music is the main focus at the Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival, the food will certainly be a highlight of your experience. An array of local restaurants will be vending at the festival, offering some of their best dishes for attendees. You’ll find delicious, freshly caught seafood, mouthwatering burgers, BBQ, and more. Great music paired with great food – that’s a combination you don’t want to miss.

Location, Tickets, & More

Roanoke Island Festival Park is located near downtown Manteo at 1 Festival Park, Manteo, NC 27954. Single-day tickets and three-day festival passes are available. Tickets for each day are $45, and three-day passes are available for $125. More information about the Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival can be found online or by calling the Bluegrass Island Box Office and Store at (252) 423-3039.

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For an unforgettable Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival experience, stay in one of the best vacation homes in the Outer Banks. In your Shoreline OBX vacation rental, you can enjoy spacious rooms, comfortable furniture, great amenities, the perfect location, stunning views, and more. Our homes have the space you need to relax, no matter how big or small your group is. You’ll love the convenience of being close to the beach, the pool, local restaurants, shops, and attractions.

For the best accommodations near the Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival, browse our available vacation rentals and plan your trip today! We look forward to hosting you soon!