OBX Outfitters Celebrating Raleigh, Outer Banks Bluegrass Festivals
MANTEO & APEX, N.C.--OBX Outfitters, helping people celebrate the pure joy of the Outer Banks, is marking upcoming bluegrass events in Raleigh and the Outer Banks by offering the popular Bluegrass At The Beach t-shirt for $15. Details and photos of the soft, comfortable, made-in-the-USA shirt for men and women is available at www.outerbanksbluegrass.com.
The Bluegrass At The Beach shirt features a banjo and sling-back beach chair, and was designed by Raleigh artist Josh Davis, who splits time between drawing and painting and teaching art history to high school students. OBX Outfitters debuted this design at the inaugural Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival in October 2012, which featured 17 bands including Drymill Road, Banjo Island, Drifting Sands, Stoney Creek, The Hickory Projects, Nu-Blue, Stacy Grubb & Clay Hess, The Whiskey Rebellion, Gary "Biscuit" Davis, Cumberland River Band, The Sleepy May Banjo Boys, The Hillbilly Gypsies, Nothin' Fancy, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, and Rhonda Vincent & the Rage.
The second annual Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival is scheduled for this coming October 4-6 on Roanoke Island in OBX. More information is available online at www.bluegrassisland.com.
In addition to the Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival, Raleigh will be hosting plenty of bluegrass music during the International Bluegrass Music Association’s annual conference September 24-28. During this event, called the World of Bluegrass, there will be a Bluegrass Ramble for conventioneers and fans on stages at five nightclubs plus the Raleigh Convention Center. Admission is charged; there is an online schedule at www.worldofbluegrass.org/schedule.html.
Raleigh bluegrass venues include the Lincoln Theatre, 430 S. Dawson St. ( www.lincolntheatre.com); Longview Theater, 126 E. Cabarrus St.; Tir Na Nog, 218 S. Blount St. ( www.tnnirishpub.com); Kings Baracade, 14 W. Martin St. ( http://kingsbaracade.com); Architect Bar, 108 1/2 E. Hargett St. ( www.architectbar.com); Pour House Music Hall ( www.thepourhousemusichall.com) and the Raleigh Convention Center, 500 S. Salisbury St. ( www.raleighconvention.com). In addition, there will be live bluegrass music on Fayetteville Street, Sept. 27-28 from noon to 11 p.m. with 50 regional and national acts; an online schedule is available at www.wideopenbluegrass.com/music-schedule.
Launched in the summer of 2011, OBX Outfitters puts fun, comfortable apparel into the hands of people who want to celebrate the unique cultural, environmental, and geographical attributes of the Outer Banks. The company is engaging with local artists to create wearable art for consumers, producing high quality goods with positive messages to serve as a reminder of vacations, events and overall happiness associated with the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
Prices on OBX Outfitters t-shirts range from $12-$20, with detailed information available at www.obxoutfitters.com.
About OBX Outfitters
OBX Outfitters™ is a North Carolina-based casual apparel company celebrating the pure joy of the Outer Banks. Our fun, comfortable clothing is designed to provide a way for people who love the Outer Banks to keep a piece of this special place close to their hearts. OBX Outfitters is a woman-owned company working with local artists and vendors to produce quality apparel while contributing to the economic strength of our state. Keep the beach within your reach today at www.obxoutfitters.com.