The gates opened and the folks from all over the country poured in for two days straight. Partners of the event saw record-breaking numbers in sales and bookings. The local economy flourished and attendees had a blast for a great cause. That is what the Mustang Music Festival is about for us. It’s why we choose to support this phenomenal cultural arts event right here on the Outer Banks…because we believe in the importance of driving positive economic impact in the shoulder season.
A great way to cap the summer off and welcome in the fall season, the event experienced exponential growth this year with a venue change and an enhanced lineup. Fans were taken aback by the beauty of the festival’s new home at the Whalehead in Historic Corolla. Artists from throughout the southeast lined the grounds selling their wide array of handmade wares and conducting workshops and demos along the scenic sound front setting. With a bigger stage and an expanded lineup this year featuring JJ Grey & Mofro, The Revivalists, hometown favorite, Tim Reynolds & TR3, and the UK’s The New Mastersounds, fans were able to get up close and personal in this unique venue which offered intimacy while showcasing a myriad of talent in a true class-act production.
Benefiting both the Mustang Outreach Program and the Corolla Wild Horse Fund, two important causes to our team here at SAGA, the awareness and funding that was raised for these two organizations will surely help their growth and further their missions.
The photos and media hits are still rolling in, and folks are already seeking information on the 5th annual event, which will take place October 9-10, 2015 back at the Whalehead. Here are a few images that help capture the amazing time that was had by all at the 2014 Mustang Music Festival. We look forward to helping push this to the next level once again next year, and to contributing to the growth of cultural arts programming in our community.