Mustang Music Festival: Fall Festival with It All

By Sean Chagnon / October 15, 2019

Fall is here and festival season is winding down, but Mike Dianna of Bearded Face Productions has had an ace hidden up his sleeve that will pique almost anyone’s interest. The second annual Mustang Rock and Roast is a small festival that 14 national and local acts and will have some top notch food to match the tunes. The two day fest is held at Mike Dianna’s Grill Room in Corolla on the beautiful Outer Banks of North Carolina.

Day one will feature headliner The Motet, Colorado’s finest mile high funk band. Other acts throughout the day are Wild Adriatic, Big Daddy Love, The Judy Chops, Galaxy Dynamite, Urban Soil, Aaron Kamm and the One Drops, and Lee Ross. For all those BBQ lovers out there, Saturday will have you in hog heaven! From 2-5, local restaurants and pit masters will have a variety of styles of pork BBQ for everyone to enjoy and all attendees get to vote on whose is the best! Sunday will bring one of the most colorful funk bands to the stage, Turkuaz. Other acts featured will be Polyrhythmics, Songs From the Road Band, Lord Nelson, South Hill Banks, Dr. Bacon, Manday Huge, and Lee Ross. Oysters will be headlining the grill as there will be a traditional Carolina oyster roast that day for attendees.

A two day ticket is only $60 in advance ($70 at the door) which covers all the amazing aforementioned music AND the BBQ and oyster roast. The tickets also include free access to the official after parties at Sundogs. For those who plan on enjoying multiple adult beverages, there are shuttle passes for $20. For the out of towners, there is reasonably priced lodging available due to the tourist season's recent end. The best part is a portion of the proceeds will be going to the Corolla Wild Horse Fund to protect the herds of wild horses that roam the northern Outer Banks and the Mustang Outreach Program which supplements cultural arts programs in local schools.

Performance Details

Performance Details



Saturday & Sunday, October 

Doors: 12:00 PM

Show: 2:00 PM

Mike Dianna's Grill Room (

777 Sunset Blvd

Corolla, NC, 27927

(Google Maps Link)

$60  - In Advance

$70  - Day of Show

$35/$40 - Single Day Tickets

About the author

Sean Chagnon

When Sean isn't designing boats for the Navy during the week, he can be found near live music, a brewery, or with a board under his feet in the mountains or water. He is a life long resident of Hampton Roads, Virginia, who enjoys chasing the Milky Way and shooting long exposures as much as concerts and festivals.