Rock the cape

Celebrating the Arts on Hatteras Island 

2021 Rock the Cape Festival

Rock The Cape will return to Hatteras Island on Wednesday, June 2 for a full day of art and music at Kitty Hawk Kites' Waves Village Watersports Resort in Rodanthe.

The family-friendly, free event will start with an artisan market and conclude with a sunset concert.

Read below for more fun details about the Rock The Cape!

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Art Show + Concert Details

The Rock The Cape Island Art Show will begin at 12pm on the lawn at Kitty Hawk Kites’ Rodanthe location. 


Live music will begin at 2pm with Hatteras Island musician Rory Kelleher playing at the art show. 


Starting at 5pm Hatteras musicians Izzy Pop, Mary Joy McDaniel, and The Mumz will kick off a sunset concert on the deck at Good Winds Restaurant. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and beach chairs to enjoy the free live music. 


Making their Hatteras Island debut, Stereo in Words will close out the evening with original music that is heavily influenced by the alternative college rock of their youth. 

Rock the Cape Festival History

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


The annual event is held at the beginning of summer as a way to kick off the busy season on the island.


Rock the Cape brings a full slate of artistic activities from Rodanthe to Hatteras Village, including an art show, live art demonstrations, an oceanfront concert, and much more.


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2021 Sponsors

Rock The Cape is co-hosted by Kitty Hawk Kites

This project was supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.


This project is sponsored by the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau.