By Outer Banks Voice on October 12, 2020
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and state restrictions in place to slow the spread of the virus, Bearded Face Productions has made the difficult decision to cancel Mustang Rock & Roast 3, which was scheduled for this upcoming weekend.
And in light of these cancellations, the event organizers are asking their fans to make a donation to support the Mustang Outreach Program, a nonprofits whose mission is to encourage children’s creativity and individualism through music.
For the past eight years, more than 80 percent of the income needed to sustain the Mustang Outreach Program has come from the Mustang festivals and community concerts — and with all of the event cancellations in 2020. that income has come to a halt.
“We believe that musical education is critical to all children’s growth and development,” said Mustang Outreach Program Music Director and Administrator Ruth Wyand. “Since we started the Mustang Outreach Program in 2012, hundreds of children have learned to play instruments, compose songs, improvise, work together and jam.”
“The fans and musicians are not the only ones who have suffered from the cancellation of both of our 2020 Mustang events,” said Mike Diana, owner of Bearded Face Productions. “If you were planning to attend Mustang Spring Jam or Mustang Rock & Roast this year, we would deeply appreciate you donating your ticket cost or a portion of your ticket cost to the program. Your generous donations will save this special program and allow us to help the kids keep making music.”
Founded in 2011, Bearded Face Productions is a full-service promotion and production company serving the Outer Banks and beyond in concert, festival and event booking, management and consulting.