Second Annual Mustang Rock & Roast


Date(s) - 10/19 - 10/20
All Day

Mike Dianna\'s Grill Room

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Bearded Face Productions is proud to announce the entertainment lineup for the Second Annual Mustang Rock & Roast, which will return to Mike Dianna’s Grill Room in Corolla October 19-20.

Presented by Currituck Travel and Tourism, the Second Annual Mustang Rock & Roast will serve up the ultimate music and food experience, providing festivalgoers with a full weekend of live music by 13 different bands as well as North Carolina oysters and barbecue.

Saturday will be headlined by seven-piece band The Motet, known for fusing fiery funk, simmering soul and improvisational inventiveness into a full on musical phenomenon.

Wild Adriatic, Big Daddy Love, Galaxy Dynamite, The Judy Chops, Urban Soil and the Mustang Outreach Program student bands will be playing an eclectic blend of rock n’ roll, Appalachian rock, psychedelic electronic space rock, and Americana throughout the first day. From 2-5pm on Saturday, various local restaurants and chefs will be participating in a pork barbecue cook off. Festivalgoers can sample a variety of different interpretations of barbecue at the event and vote for their favorite.

Sunday will be headlined by Brooklyn-based nonet Turkuaz, who bring psychedelic, neon hues along with energetic funk, alternative rock, and R&B to the stage.

Event guests can enjoy soul, psychedelic rock, bluegrass, progressive jazz, blues and heavy funk rock by Polyrhythmics, Bennett Wales and the Relief, Lord Nelson, South Hill Banks, Dr. Bacon and Manday Huge on Sunday along with an authentic North Carolina oyster roast.

Mustang Rock & Roast two-day tickets are $60 in advance and $70 day of show. Single day tickets (Saturday or Sunday) are $35 in advance and $40 day of show. The two-day and single day tickets include live music, unlimited food from the oyster roast and/or barbecue cook off, plus free access to the after parties at Sundogs. Children 12 and under are free.

A very limited number of advance only VIP weekend tickets are available for $199. The VIP tickets will provide a five-star festival experience with brunch and dinner curated by local celebrity chefs, access inside Mike Dianna’s Grill Room, three beverage tickets per day, a private bar, early access inside the venue, plus all the live music and food from the oyster roast and barbecue cook off. VIP tickets also ensure priority access to the after parties at Sundogs.

A weekend shuttle pass is also available for $20 and features service to all Corolla neighborhoods on the paved roads on the Currituck Outer Banks throughout the event.

Tickets to Mustang Rock & Roast are available now at, Trio in Kitty Hawk and Mike Dianna’s Grill Room.

Restaurant owners interested in participating in the barbecue cook off can contact Mike Dianna at

Out of town visitors looking for accommodations for Mustang Rock & Roast are encouraged to contact Village Realty OBX for a partial or full week reservation.

A portion of the event proceeds 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.

A special thank you to Currituck Travel and Tourism, Foothills Brewing, Outer Banks This Week, Village Realty, TowneBank, JAM Media Solutions, Jack Brown’s Beer & Burger Joint, Butcher Block, Outer Banks Distilling, Tap Shack, The Willey Agency, Three Dog Ink Media, Outer Banks Milepost and Ignite Films for sponsoring the Second Annual Mustang Rock & Roast.

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Founded in 2011, Bearded Face Productions is a full service promotion and production company serving the Outer Banks and beyond in concert, festival and event booking, management and consulting.