2024-2025 Season

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Neil Diamond Tribute

Virginia Symphony Orchestra

Sept. 14, 2024

Rockland Road

Brad Simmons: Acoustic Storyteller

Oct. 12, 2024

John Denver Tribute

The Troubadour Project

Nov. 2, 2024

American Tune

Evening in the Round

Jan. 18, 2025

Virginia Symphony Orchestra

Simply Swingin’

Feb. 22, 2025

Last Date

Young Original

Mar. 22, 2025

A Tribute to the Legendary Ladies of Soul


Apr. 26, 2025

Board & Mission

Our Leadership

Board of Directors

We are an all-volunteer board presenting an affordable series of high-quality concerts by diverse artists. Are you interested in joining us?


David Connaughton

Vice President

Tom Rust

Vice President – Programs

Carl V. Curnutte III


Susan Rice


Nancy Maturo

Marketing & Grants

Ann Rust


Tom Mattingly


Tom & Cindy Mattingly

Student Performers

Anne Jacobson

Sponsor Relations

Ro Shields, Tim Baker, Mike Sallade

Technology & Operations

John Buford


Peggy Bryson

Programs Aministrator

Linda Leiser

Board Member

Lola Hilton

Executive Committee Administrator

John Buford

The Mission of the Forum

The mission of the Outer Banks Forum for the Lively Arts, Inc., is to promote the appreciation of and involvement in the performing arts on the Outer Banks and in nearby areas through the presentation of an annual affordable series of concerts by diverse artists, integrated with activities of other community organizations.

The Forum strongly supports racial and cultural inclusion, provides opportunities for youth to participate in the arts, and encourages arts education in the community. The Forum complies with ADA accessibility requirements and considers other special needs of its audience to the extent possible within the physical constraints of its venue.