VusicOBX Summer Series Kicks off Memorial Day Weekend with KC & The Sunshine Band

By Molly Harrison | Thursday, May 23, 2024

VusicOBX, the live music series that combines the sounds of national touring bands with the stunning sound views at Roanoke Island Festival Park, is back for its fourth summer on the Outer Banks.

Founders Rebecca and Brad Meyers and their team have planned nine shows that appeal to a range of ages and musical tastes.

“We are stretching out our genres this year,” Rebecca says. “We’ve got two shows this year that appeal to an older generation, KC & The Sunshine Band with The Chairmen of the Board and then The Beach Boys. This is a great opportunity to see these bands right in our backyard.”

Rebecca says she’s excited about KC & The Sunshine Band this weekend because it’s something high energy and different.

 “There are going to be 18 people on stage, between the musicians and backup dancers,” she says.

Other genres for the summer shows include alternative rock, classic rock, ska punk, reggae pop, country and emo rock. If you don't know emo rock, Rebecca encourages you to come out for the OBX is For Lovers Festival in July. She's looking forward to this show because she says the crowd last year was full of some of the nicest people she'd ever met.

VusicOBX is also stretching out the dates into the off-season a bit. The Memorial Day weekend show is their earliest yet, and they’ve got a show after Labor Day with Jamey Johnson.

Rebecca says this year people can expect to see an expanded Art Village. As in years past, Shirley Cook will set up her interactive art exhibit with a different theme for each show. For the KC & The Sunshine Band, the theme is disco.

The whole Meyers family loves music, from Brad and Rebecca, who see as much live music as they can, to their son, Jackson, a drummer, to their daughters, Ellie and Veda. “Music is part of our DNA and plays throughout our house during all waking hours,” Rebecca says.

So you can be sure that the VusicOBX festivals have a family-friendly vibe, with children welcome and teens in a safe enviroment.

Sharing their love of music with the residents and visitors of the Outer Banks is the Meyers' way of giving back to the community.

“The core of why we do this is the music,” Rebecca says. “Seeing people happy listening to live music makes me cry at almost every show, a joyful cry. The payback is seeing how many people are moved by the music and needed it. It’s good for the soul.”

Photo: John Stamos will be jumping in with The Beach Boys for their show on June 15.

Who’s Playing VusicOBX in 2024?

Saturday, May 25

KC & The Sunshine Band with Chairmen of the Board

Tickets are getting low for this weekend’s show, especially for VIP tickets, so buying now is recommended.

Sunday, June 15

An Evening with the Beach Boys

Sunday, June 30

Michael Franti & Spearhead with Niko Moon & Bombargo

Saturday, July 13

ZOSO The Ultimate Led Zepplin Experience with Funkamungus

Saturday, July 20

OBX Is For Lovers Festival: Motion City Soundtrack, Hawthorne Heights, Less Than Jake, Thursday, Armor for Sleep, This Wild Life

Saturday, July 27

Iriation & Pepper

Friday, August 9

311 with Awolnation & Neon Trees

Thursday, August 29

Sublime with Rome, The Farewell Tour

Saturday, September 7

Jamey Johnson with Whitey Morgan & The 78s

All VusicOBX seating is on the lawn, and chairs and blankets are welcome. Food trucks and beer and wine tents are available, so there is no outside food or drink allowed. The location in Downtown Manteo is easy to get to, with parking onsite (if you get there really early) and in Downtown Manteo. But the shuttles from from College of the Albemarle and Manteo Elementary School are really the easiest way to get there.

Get Tickets

Tickets are available online at through a redirect to Ages 8 and younger get in free. VIP upgrades give you access to VusicVillage with a private entrance, a special seating area with more space to spread out, a VIP bar and VIP concessions plus separate flushable restrooms. All show details and FAQs area available on the website.

Photo: VusicOBX volunteers get a ticket to a show, a t-shirt and a ton of other perks.


As always, VusicOBX needs volunteers of all kinds, but especially for set up the day before the show and break down the day after plus debris (trash) pick up during the show. If you volunteer you get free entry to a show of your choice plus many other perks. Click here to volunteer.

About the Author Molly Harrison
Molly Harrison is managing editor at OneBoat, publisher of She moved to Nags Head in 1994 and since then has made her living writing articles and creating publications about the people, places and culture of the Outer Banks.