2022-23 SEASON

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2022-23 SEASON

(July 27, 2022) The ever-popular Outer Banks Forum concert series announces their return with a slate of performances that mix crowd pleasers with eclectic performers for a savory set of seven acts for their 2022/23 Season.

“When the maestro comes onstage to open our concert series this September with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra, the conducting baton will truly seem like a magician’s wand,” said David Connaughton president of the Outer Banks Forum. “After our hiatus it is magical to be able to gather again and enjoy world-class performances here on the Outer Banks. We are thrilled.”

A thrilling line-up is in store for the season remarks Connaughton.

On September 17, VIRGINIA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA (VSO) kicks off the season. Known as one of the nation’s leading regional orchestras, their performance is presented in conjunction with The Bryan Cultural Series.

The Outer Banks Forum 2022-23 Season continues following the VSO performance with:

SHADOWS OF THE 60s (October 22, 2022) – A tribute to the spirit, style and excitement of Motown music featuring the legendary hits of The Supremes, The Four Tops and Temptations.

LIVERPOOL LEGENDS (November 26, 2022) – A Beatles fan group hand-picked by Louise Harrison, sister of the late George Harrison of The Beatles.

COUNTRY REWIND (January 21, 2023) – Nashville recording artists Swearingen and Kelli present a toe-tapping nostalgic night of outlaw country music from the ’60s and ‘70s.

TIMELESS (February 18, 2023) – Acoustical duo Bettman & Halpin’s self-stylings of American standards performed with joyful originality.

CLASSIC MEETS COOL (March 18, 2023) – Pianist Barron Ryan’s signature program of groovy classical, jazz renditions, pop tune arrangements and original works that weave a story with music and words.

DAMN TALL BUILDINGS (April 29, 2023) – An infectious mix of energy and enthusiasm, Bluegrass at heart with influences of swing, ragtime, jazz, and a hint of contemporary.

According to David, New subscribers were sent emails with personalized links to renew their seats for the season. Additionally, all tickets will be sold online with tickets to be printed-at-home.

Tickets for returning subscribers are reserved until July 30. Afterwards the remaining seats will be available as new season subscriptions from July 31 until August 13 when tickets for individual performances will become available. For updated information about the Outer Banks Forum visit their website www.outerbanksforum.org.

About the Outer Banks Forum

A pioneering group of inquisitive residents met in 1983 at the Southern Shores Fire Station to start a “Forum” to bring speakers on current events to the Outer Banks. The effort was successful and in 1991 the Forum’s orientation was shifted to musical and theatrical entertainments held in the school auditorium at Kitty Hawk Elementary. The Forum has since grown into a self-sustaining nonprofit that performs a series of seven concerts annually in the David E. Oaksmith Auditorium at First Flight High School in Kill Devil Hills. Performances are available to purchase as a season subscription or as individual events. An all-volunteer board oversees the organization. For more information or to volunteer with the organization, email outerbanksforum@gmail.com or call ‪(252) 564-8781.


(July 1, 2022) The volunteer Board of Directors of the Outer Banks Forum is delighted to announce that our 2022-23 Season will kick off with the Virginia Symphony on September 17, 2022! Shadows of the Sixties, a tribute to Motown’s Super Groups is on for October 22; Liverpool Legends, a Beatles tribute, is booked for November 26; the smooth harmonies of Country Rewind will be featured on January 21.

The entire season will be unveiled soon as the Board is packing the seven-show season with crowd pleasers! See more about these great shows at www.outerbanksforum.org. Season tickets, exclusively for prior season subscribers, will go on sale in early July and seats can be reclaimed until July 29th.

From July 30th, any remaining subscribers can select their seats for season tickets. After August 19th, available seating can be purchased by the public at www.outerbanksforum.org.

A season pass for the seven performances will be $175 plus taxes and service fees – a mere $25 per show! Individual performance tickets will be $50 for adults and $25 for students in addition to taxes and service fees. Learn more about these performances on our website: www.outerbanksforum.org. For more information contact us at outerbanksforum@gmail.com.

Thank you so much for being a part of our efforts to promote the performing arts in our community!