Become a Sponsor!

Be a part of the Outer Banks largest music event!

Hemilright Entertainment, Inc. creates, designs and executes this one-of-a-kind music event. Dedicated to providing a unique experience for each and every attendee. We are four days of Mountain Music by the Sea at the beautiful Roanoke Island Festival Park venue in Manteo, NC. The festival has grown from 3,000 attendees in 2012 to over 12,000 attendees in 2017. Voted "Best Annual Event" on the beach in 2017 & 2018 by Max Media, the event continues to grow in popularity locally. The festival also has a large number of attendees who travel from all over the country and from overseas. The festival has been nominated for 3 consecutive years by the International Bluegrass Music Association for "Best Bluegrass Event". 

We loved the Outer Banks Bluegrass Island Festival! Everything about the festival is first class, from the moment you enter the festival site, to the incredible billboards that promoted the festival, to the production staff and hospitality. The site is so unique with the bay behind the stage. It's a breath-taking festival location with true class and style. I can't wait to return!

                                            -Rhonda Vincent

                                      Queen of Bluegrass (Wall Street Journal)

This is one of the largest crowds we have ever played to at a festival, and one that I feel I can bring my own kids to. It was that family oriented.

                                             -Josh Swift

                                               Dobro Player for Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver

Partnering with the Outer Banks Bluegrass Island Festival is an excellent way to reach thousands of brand-loyal music and outdoor enthusiasts who make this festival an annual vacation here on the Outer Banks. We work with each partner to create a unique “win-win” program that works for our partners and fans alike. For information about festival sponsorship and to request a sponsor packet contact:

Cory Hemilright