Date set for Rock The Cape art show, concert and gallery tour

Published 10:29 pm Tuesday, May 2, 2023

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The 11th Annual Rock The Cape will celebrate the visual and performing arts on Hatteras Island June 1-2 with an art show, concert and gallery tour.

On Thursday, June 1 there will be a full afternoon of art and live music at Kitty Hawk Kites’ Waves Village Watersports Center at Milepost 40 in Rodanthe from 2 to 7 p.m. The free, family-friendly event will include an art show, a Hatteras Island musician family jam, plus a concert with two Outer Banks bands.

“Let’s get local,” said Hatteras Island musician Rory Kelleher. “This year, a collection of the island’s favorite performers will come together for an exciting, exclusive live group performance at Rock The Cape!”

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Artists wishing to participate in the Rock The Cape Art Show can sign up online at The application deadline is Friday, April 28.

On Friday, June 2 Rock The Cape will hold Friday Arts on the Island, which is a First Friday tour of the galleries on Hatteras Island. Participating galleries will have demonstrations, classes, sales, raffles, music, food and drink, and more happening at their locations.

Businesses interested in sponsoring Rock The Cape should contact Dare Arts executive director Jessica Sands at

Rock The Cape was started in 2012 as an initiative to celebrate the galleries, artists and artistic community on Hatteras Island.

Sponsors include the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau and Vacasa; Kitty Hawk Kites is co-hosting the event.

For more information about Rock The Cape, visit or call 252-473-5558.

Dare Arts is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization dedicated to encouraging the arts in Dare County through advocacy, enrichment and opportunity.