By Sean Chagnon – Eye of the Storm Photography
Summer is that time of year when those longer days and warmer temperatures call us to get outside, and there’s not much better than an outdoor concert or hitting the beach. Lucky for us folks in the mid-Atlantic, Vusic OBX has curated a fantastic lineup of concerts all summer long in the beautiful Outer Banks of North Carolina. The crowd that descended on Roanoke Island Festival Park kicked off to their July 4th weekend with a bang at a sold out reggae show headlined by Stick Figure with supporting acts Collie Buddz and Iya Terra starting the festivities.
As temperatures started to cool down, Iya Terra wasted no time getting the party started by heating up the crowd with their high energy roots reggae. Bermuda native Collie Buddz took the stage next and had the sold out crowd rocking to his reggaeton influenced roots reggae. Collie played some of his newer singles along with many crowd favorites off his underrated self-titled album. As Collie stepped off stage, a beautiful sunset began to show itself over the crowd. With many attendee’s attention away from the stage, one word quickly brought the rail riders eyes back forward: “Cocoa!” Stick Figure’s tour dog/mascot made her way out to the delight of everyone. She was greeted with lots of air kisses, treats, and stuffed toys as she made her way from one end of the stage to the other. As the sun finally tucked itself to sleep for the day, Stick Figure made their way on stage to complete an already fantastic night. They weaved their way through their catalog of reggae while including teases of their collaborations with other bands throughout and inviting some guest musicians onstage to join in the fun.
It was an unbelievably fun night of reggae in the Outer Banks and there are many more to be had. If you’re planning on being on the North Carolina coast anytime this summer, pay VusicOBX.com a visit to check their schedule of upcoming Music with a View events!