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Bald Head Island Celebrates Memorial Day with Americana Music Festival

BALD HEAD ISLAND, N.C. – Vacationers looking for a unique Memorial Day weekend getaway need look no further than Bald Head Island, N.C. New for 2011, the Bald Head Island Americana Music Weekend features bluegrass, folk and jazz music, storytelling, gospel singing and great food all set in North Carolina’s only car-free island.

The highlight of the weekend is the Americana Music Festival on Saturday, May 28 from Noon to 8 p.m. at the Harbourside Pavilion. Musical acts include Catesby Jones, Jeanne Jolly, Susan Savia, Big Al & John Fonvielle and the Tony Award-winning Red Clay Ramblers. The event will also feature kids’ games and crafts, a patriotic baking contest and bake sale, and family hootenanny. Meal and snack concessions will be available for purchase. Tickets are $10 per person (ferry passage and parking not included). A portion of the proceeds from this event will benefit local Wounded Warriors. Active duty military and veterans receive free admission at the door by showing a military ID.

Other Americana Music Weekend activities include a songwriting workshop, art display and demonstrations by Americana artists, a Memorial Day themed ghost walk and a custom yacht showcase sponsored by The BrandBoat. 

Rent your Memorial Day weekend accommodations through Bald Head Island Limited and enjoy 15% off your vacation rental plus two tickets to the Americana Music Festival. Go to to view rental properties then use promo code AMERICA to take advantage of this offer when you’re ready to book.

Sponsors for the Bald Head Island Americana Music Weekend include Island Passage, Riverside Adventure Company, The BrandBoat, Beat Magazine, Sounds Barrier Music and Bald Head Island Limited.

For more information and a list of Americana Music Weekend activities, call Bald Head Island Limited at  910-269-2790.

Bald Head Island is a second home and vacation community located just off the coast of Southport, N.C. With no bridge connecting the island to the mainland, visitors take a 20-minute ferry ride across the Cape Fear. Because there are no cars allowed, the favored method of on-island transport is electric cart, bicycle, or walking. Bald Head Island has been thoughtfully developed and retains much of its wild beauty. Of the island’s 12,000 acres, 10,000 have been permanently preserved and will never be developed. To learn more about Bald Head Island, visit

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