Five national touring bands will travel to Corolla on Sunday, May 20, to play at the 7th Annual Mustang Spring Jam.

The event is from 1 to 10 p.m. at Mike Dianna’s Grill Room, 777 Sunset Blvd., Corolla. 

One of the country’s most sought after bands, The Marcus King Band, will make its Outer Banks debut headlining Mustang Spring Jam 7.

"The band and I are looking forward to seeing all y'alls smilin' faces our first time on the Outer Banks,” says bandleader Marcus King.

Indie rock-reggae band Of Good Nature, progressive folk band Fireside Collective, southern funk rock band Porch 40, reggae band Sensi Trails and student bands from the Mustang Outreach Program will also perform.

“Of Good Nature is extremely excited for Spring Jam 7 in the OBX this May,” says Cameron Brown, guitarist-vocalist with Of Good Nature. “The line-up is killer which definitely brings the best out of our playing. We like to put on a high-energy show to get everyone moving and smiling. We'll be performing a lot of our newly released singles as well as some of our older tunes. At festivals, we like to throw in our instrumental funk-ness, as well."

Mike Dianna’s Grill Room will serve its outdoor cookout menu, beer from Boulevard Brewing Company, wine and cocktails, including a specialty cocktail curated by event sponsor Outer Banks Distilling.

Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 day of show. Tickets can be purchased at; Trio,  3708 N Croatan Hwy., Kitty Hawk, and at Mike Dianna’s Grill Room.

Children 12 and younger are free.

A very limited number of advance only VIP tickets are also available for $99. VIP tickets include access inside Mike Dianna’s Grill Room for a gourmet brunch and dinner, three beverage tickets, a private bar, and access to the restrooms inside the Grill Room. VIP guests also will have early access to the venue.

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.

Mustang Spring Jam sponsors include Shoreline OBX Vacation Rentals, Outer Banks Distilling, Boulevard Brewing Company, Carolina Designs Realty, Butcher Block, The Backyard Glamper, Ignite Films, Three Dog Ink Media, Outer Banks Milepost, Max Radio of the Carolinas and Outer Banks Upholstery.

“It amazes us how hard Mike Dianna and his team work to make this festival a reality each year,” says Matt Slate, co-owner of Outer Banks Upholstery. “Every year we look forward to Mustang Spring Jam, it gives us a chance to be a small part of a great community.”

For more event information and a list of houses from Premier Lodging Sponsor Shoreline OBX Vacation Rentals available the weekend of Spring Jam, visit


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