Friday, June 05, 2015

Festival Kickoff

Tonight, from 4 - 5 pm participants in Donald Davis' Storytelling Workshop will be sharing stories at Deepwater Theater.

From 5 - 7, at the Ocracoke Preservation Society Museum property, the Pony Island Restaurant will be providing fresh, locally caught fried fish and grilled chicken dinners for $15 a plate.

Between 6 & 7pm, at Berkley Manor, you can listen to Mahalo Jazz 2 (Alison Weiner on piano, vocals, and melodica) and Robbie Link (upright bass), two eclectic musicians coming together to have their delightful way with jazz standards and original tunes.

While there, you can also place silent bids on a wonderful assortment of fine art pieces donated by islanders and festival participants. 

Be sure to stick around for the live auction which starts at 7 o'clock. Afterwards head over to the Live Oak Stage (at Books to be Red) for a World Music Jam at 9 o'clock...then to the Community Center for the Donald Thompson Blues Band (and cash bar) at 10 pm.

Of course, the rest of the weekend is filled with more music, arts & crafts, dance, and other creative events. I will be taking it all in, and will be back Monday morning!

Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is Part II of Crystal Canterbury's account of her first visit to Portsmouth Island. You can read it here:

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