art will join the visual and performing arts at Dare County Arts
Council’s sixth annual Rock The Cape Festival, which will return to
Hatteras Island Memorial Day weekend.
On Monday, May 28 The Inn on Pamlico Sound will bring the culinary arts
to Rock The Cape, for the first time since its inception, with A Taste
of Hatteras. From 5pm-10pm, guests that attend A Taste of Hatteras can
enjoy delicious island-inspired cuisine from a variety of local
restaurants. The event will also feature a concert on the sound,
headlined by The Joey Harkum Band from Maryland. Virginia Beach based
reggae band Sopoz and local Hatteras musicians Barry Wells and Steve
Vang will also be playing at A Taste of Hatteras.
“A Taste of Hatteras is a great opportunity for Hatteras Island
restaurants to come together in one location and showcase their
culinary skills, while giving back to the community,” said The Inn on
Pamlico Sound’s Dining and Event Manager Gina Williams. “Event guests
can mingle with their friends while listening to great music and
tasting all the wonderful culinary options Hatteras Island has to
Tickets for A Taste of Hatteras concert and culinary event are $20 in
advance and $25 on the day of the event. Tickets are available online
at RockTheCapeOBX.com now. Tickets will be available to purchase at The
Inn on Pamlico Sound in Buxton and Dare County Arts Council in Manteo
The annual Rock The Cape Island Art Show will also be held on Monday,
May 28 from 10am-4pm. Over 25 artisans will gather at the
Rodanthe-Waves-Salvo Community Center for the art show. Visitors will
be able to enjoy live art demonstrations as well as live music while
checking out local arts and crafts. Admission to the art show is free.
“Hatteras Island is widely known for intensely beautiful natural
surroundings and exceptional fishing, but it doesn’t stop there,” said
Rock The Cape event chair, Dare County Arts Council board member and
Hatteras Island artist Randi O’Sullivan. “The dynamic and thriving
community of artists here on the island has fostered the growth of
galleries, restaurants, live performances and art events that make our
area an exciting destination for creativity-seeking travelers. Rock the
Cape 2018 will kick off the summer season with events happening all
over the island. This is a celebration of the arts not to be missed!”
Festivalgoers are encouraged to shop the local art galleries on
Hatteras Island while traveling from one Rock The Cape event to the
Galleries, businesses, restaurants and artists interested in getting
involved and/or hosting a Rock The Cape event, please email Dare County
Arts Council Executive Director Chris Sawin at [email protected].
Rock the Cape was started in 2012 by Dare County Arts Council as an
initiative to promote and celebrate the artistic community on Hatteras
For more information about Rock The Cape, please visit RockTheCapeOBX.com or call (252) 473-5558.
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 encouraging the arts in Dare County through advocacy,
enrichment and opportunity.