Live video: Outer Banks musicians perform online in The Courthouse Sessions (Home Edition)

Dare County Arts Council is proud to present The Courthouse Sessions (Home Edition), a compilation of virtual performances featuring Outer Banks musicians. 

“A huge part of our mission is to advocate for the arts and to provide opportunities for artists while engaging with our community,” said Dare County Arts Council’s Executive Director Chris Sawin.

“As we witnessed the loss of income for artists caused by the COVID-19 crisis, we realized that this was the perfect time to launch something we’ve been working toward for years, The Courthouse Sessions,” Swain said. “The arts are essential to getting us through these uncertain times, and we are promoting this series to showcase the important role the arts play in all of our lives.”

The performances will be broadcast on Dare County Arts Council’s Facebook page as a series of Facebook Live events, with one concert every Tuesday and Thursday at 8 p.m.

Scheduled performances: 
Thursday, April 30: Bill Rea & Family 

Tuesday, May 5: Ruth Wyand & The Tribe Of One
Thursday, May 7: Birddog- Dan & Laura Martier 
Tuesday, May 12: Joseph Bell Tyson
Thursday, May 14: Graham Outten 
Tuesday, May 19: Kim Kalman 
Thursday, May 21: Angelo Sonnesso 
Tuesday, May 26: Bobby Soto
Thursday, May 28: Scott Sechman

“The Rea Family is excited to open the Dare County Arts Council’s virtual series,” said musician Bill Rea. “Music and art have always been important to our family. We are happy to share this with our friends and neighbors and hope that it lifts spirits and brings joy to all.”

While sharing their talents, most of the musicians will include virtual ways you can tip them during their performance. 

Mark your calendars for the concerts you want to see and share this information with your friends, so we can all feel connected through music. 

“We hope you will support our local musicians by tuning in to watch them on our Facebook page and tipping them to show your appreciation,” Sawin said. We look forward to the day when the crisis subsides, and we are able to bring this series back to our home at the Historic Manteo Courthouse.” 

A special thank you to the Don and Catharine Bryan Cultural Series, JAM Media Solutions, East Carolina Radio, Bearded Face Productions and Graham Outten Music for partnering with us to promote these virtual performances.

Please email Dare County Arts Council’s Executive Director Chris Sawin at with any questions.
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