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outer banks veterans Program

Celebrating Veterans in Dare County 

2022 Veterans Writing Workshop

The 10th Annual Outer Banks Veterans Writing Workshop will be held at the UNC Coastal Studies Institute in Wanchese on Saturday, November 12 and Sunday, November 13.


Veteran, writer, playwright and educator Ron Capps, who is the founder and director of the Veterans Writing Project, will lead this year’s Veterans Writing Workshop, titled Scene Writing For Stage & Screen.


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.


The workshop is full. Please email to get on the waiting list.

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Outer Banks Veterans Week runs from November 4-13, 2022. 

Outer Banks Veterans Week is an annual event celebrating Veterans and their families through the arts. The purpose of the program is to showcase the Outer Banks as a welcoming destination for Veterans, active-duty military and their families, through special events, concerts, and ceremonies.

Ceremonies, specials and discounts for Veterans during Outer Banks Veterans Week, can be found in the free Outer Banks Veterans Directory on the button below.


Groups interested in listing their Veteran events and/or specials in the calendar of events should email

2022 Outer Banks Veterans Week

Outer Banks Veterans Concerts

Due to weather concerns, the Outer Banks Veterans Day Concert scheduled for tomorrow (Friday, November 11) in the backyard at Jack Browns Beer & Burger Joint has been cancelled. We look forward to rescheduling these bands for our events in 2023.

Outer Banks Veterans Week kicks off on Friday, November 4th at 6pm with a free performance by country/rock band Brothers Carolina during First Friday at Dare Arts in downtown Manteo.


The highlight is the Outer Banks Veterans Day Concert, which will be held in the backyard at Jack Browns Beer & Burger Joint on Friday, November 11 from 5pm to 10pm.


The concert includes live music by Bruce Springsteen tribute band Abrams Bridge, Morgan Creek Bluegrass Band, and Outer Banks rock/reggae musician Jonny Waters. 

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Trying To Catch Amnesia

A staged reading of a play-in-development titled Trying To Catch Amnesia by Veteran, writer, playwright and educator Ron Capps will be held at Theatre of Dare in Kitty Hawk on Saturday, November 12 at 7pm. 

Trying To Catch Amnesia is a play about war and coming home and how those things don’t always go perfectly. The show includes country, rock and pop songs that inhabit the lives of the characters. 

This event is free and open to the public, but RSVPs are requested. Please RSVP on the button below.


Thank you to Jane Webster, Stan White Realty & Construction, Jack Browns Beer & Burger JointOuter Banks Woman’s Club, The Coastal Studies Institute, Theatre of Dare, and The Roanoke Island Inn for sponsoring Outer Banks Veterans Week.

This project is sponsored by the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau.

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

Thank you Country DeliBlurred Lines Bakery, and Roanoke Island Woman's Club for supporting Outer Banks Veterans Week.

Outer Banks Veterans Week has been supported by the Veterans Writing Project since its inception. 

2022 Sponsors

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