outer banks veterans Program

Celebrating Veterans in Dare County 

Veterans Songwriting Workshop

National touring musicians and veteran Ron Capps will lead the Virtual North Carolina Veterans Songwriting Workshop via Zoom the weekends of July 11-12 and July 18-19.


The workshop is designed for songwriters of all levels and will include programming in writing lyrics, song structure, and basic music theory. 

Instructor and mentors include Tony Rosario, Jana Pochop, Shawnee Kilgore, Mike Lille, Karl Werne, and Ron Capps. The workshop is free and is open to veterans, active duty or reserve military and their family members.

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Music Connects Us Fundraising Concert

Musicians from all over the country will be connected to a global audience through Dare County Arts Council’s July Courthouse Sessions, which will feature a very special virtual concert called Music Unites Us on Tuesday, July 14.


Music Unites Us is a benefit concert supporting Dare County Arts Council’s upcoming North Carolina Veterans Songwriting Workshop, which is free for veterans, active-duty military and their families.


Over 15 local, regional and national musicians will participate in Music Unites Us, including NASCAR icon and philanthropist Kyle Petty, Ray Scott, Mary D. Williams, Karl Werne, Ron Capps, Mike Lille, Tony Rosario, Shawnee Kilgore, Jana Pochop, Jonathan Byrd, Ruth Wyand, Bill Rea, Joseph Bell Tyson, Marcy Brenner and Lou Castro, and Jonny Waters.   

During Music Unites Us, Dare County Arts Council will provide donation links where viewers can make donations to help fund the North Carolina Veterans Songwriting Workshop. 

Music Unites Us and the Veterans Songwriting Concert were organized in partnership with the North Carolina Arts Council, North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources’ Come Hear North Carolina initiative, the USO of North Carolina as well as Dare County partners Outer Banks Community Foundation and The Dare County Veterans Advisory Council.  

2020 Outer Banks Veterans Writing Project

The 8th Annual Outer Banks Veterans Writing Workshop will be held November 14-15, 2020.


Beginner and experienced writers are invited to participate in this two-day workshop that is free for Veterans, active-duty military and their family members.

Modeled after the DC-based Veterans Writing Project, a non-profit foundation that teaches combat Veterans to express their military experiences through literature, the goal of the Outer Banks Veterans Writing Project is to teach enrolled applicants the art of writing.  

The Outer Banks Writing Workshop is part of Outer Banks Veterans Week, which runs November 9-15, 2020.

The 8th annual Outer Banks Veterans Week will be held November 9-15, 2020. OBX Veterans Week is an annual event celebrating veterans and their families through the arts.

Outer Banks Veterans Week hosts numerous Veteran celebrations from Corolla to Hatteras and everywhere in between.


A directory of ceremonies and special events for veterans and active duty servicemembers will be available soon.

Groups interested in listing their veteran events in the Veterans Week calendar of events should send an email to dareartsinfo@gmail.com.

2020 Outer Banks Veterans Week

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300 Queen Elizabeth Ave. Manteo, NC 27954

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