For four days, the waterfront area of Manteo is alive with the sound of banjos, fiddles, guitars and phenomenal bluegrass singers. Music enthusiasts won’t want to miss this event where the tunes of the mountains pay a visit to the coast as regional bands and solo musicians showcase their talent. Depending on your affinity for bluegrass, you may choose to spend all four days at the festival or swing by now and then. You’ll also get to enjoy freshly prepared barbeque, roasted corn, fried chicken, fried seafood and more as you kick back and listen to the music. You might hear bands you’re familiar with as well as some new ones that could give you a few new favorite songs. Roanoke Island Festival Park’s outdoor waterfront amphitheater is the perfect setting for this wildly popular Outer Banks annual event where you can feel a pleasant breeze from the water hit your face as you listen to the banjo pickin’.