County Arts Council is partnering with local galleries and businesses
to celebrate the artistic community on Hatteras Island at the fifth
annual Rock The Cape Festival June 17-24.
The weeklong celebration features family-friendly, community-oriented
activities including a self-guided gallery tour, an art show, live
music every day at various venues on the island, and more.
Rock the Cape’s kickoff party will be held Monday, June 19 at Turner’s
HIgh Moon Bar & Lounge from 6:30-8:30pm. The party will include
music by DJ Robbie Love, free appetizers, as well as the unveiling of
Turner’s brand new mural at 8pm. This is the perfect opportunity for
Hatteras Island artists, gallery owners, art enthusiasts, and visitors
to mingle and support the island’s creative community. Admission to the
kickoff party is free, with a suggested donation of $10 to the Dare
County Arts Council.
“Turner’s HIgh Moon Bar & Lounge is excited to host the kickoff
party for Rock the Cape on June 19,” said owner of Turner’s HIgh Moon
Bar & Lounge Dottie Reed. “In the three years we have been
operating in Downtown Avon, we have participated in raising funds for a
variety of community programs and we are thrilled to add Rock the Cape
to our dance card. Supporting Hatteras Island’s arts and culture is a
privilege and we invite all to come out to help kick off a week of fun
and festivities. We’ll be serving up food, music and our usual southern
Rock The Cape will travel to Buxton on Tuesday, June 20 for a concert
by the Shawn Owen Band from Annapolis, Maryland during Float-A-Palooza
at The Inn on Pamlico Sound from 1-4pm. Bring swimsuits and floats to
join the fun. Admission is $10 at the door and food and drinks will
also be available for purchase. On Wednesday, June 21, make
reservations at The Inn on Pamlico Sound and dine on the dinner deck at
Café Pamlico while enjoying acoustic music by Chad Bennett.
On Thursday, June 22 over 35 artists will come together for the Rock
The Cape Art Show at Hatteras Realty in Avon from 10am-6pm. Admission
to the Rock The Cape Art Show is free. Visitors will be able to enjoy
live art demonstrations, healing arts, live music by the Cape Hatteras
Music Academy, Rory Kelleher, and Blurky’s Quirky Friends, and food
vendors while checking out local arts and crafts.
Immediately following the Rock The Cape Art Show, Koru Village’s
oceanfront Beach Klub in Avon will open its doors at 7pm for the fifth
annual Rock The Cape concert featuring Rumours- A Tribute to Fleetwood
Mac. Tickets to the concert can be purchased online at KoruVillage.com
"The arts scene on Hatteras Island is as varied and vibrant as any in
North Carolina,” said Rock The Cape event chair Randi
Machovec. “Dare County Arts Council is committed to celebrating
the artists and galleries on the island every year; they are an Outer
Throughout the week of Rock the Cape, the Hatteras Island Gallery Tour
will be happening from Rodanthe to Hatteras Village, offering residents
and visitors the opportunity to visit the island’s galleries for
demonstrations, trunk shows, tours, and more. Hatteras Island gallery
maps will be available all summer at local retailers.
Turner’s HIgh Moon will conclude the weeklong celebration with live
music by Mojo Collins and Triple Vision on Friday, June 23 at 9pm.
For more information about Rock The Cape, please visit DareArts.org or call (252) 473-5558.
Rock The Cape is presented by Kenrick J. Albaugh, Inc. Custom Homes
Remodeling & Design. Additional support is provided by
Corporate Sponsors Cape Hatteras Electric Cooperative, Outer Beaches
Realty and Hatteras Realty.
This project was supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.
Dare County Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization dedicated to supporting the arts in Dare County.