Flooding from Hurricane Dorian on Sept. 6, 2019, had receded considerably on Ocracoke, NC, by about 1 p.m., as seen here in this shot of the Ocracoke Volunteer Fire Department.  Photo: C. Leinbach
Flooding from Hurricane Dorian on Sept. 6, 2019, had receded considerably on Ocracoke by about 1 p.m.  Photo: C. Leinbach

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The Ocracoke Interfaith Relief and Recovery Team will commemorate the first anniversary of Hurricane Dorian’s devastation of Ocracoke with a fundraising concert from 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 5, at the Berkley Barn.

The socially distant concert is a fundraiser for the OIRRT, which is the long-term recovery group that was formed last year to help Ocracoke continue to deal with the aftermath of this storm. The OIRRT has become a nonprofit and continues its work helping the island recover and prepare for any future disasters.

While the concert will be livestreamed on Facebook, tickets for $10 are being sold for the in-person event, which will be held outside the barn.

The tickets will have time slots to make sure the event maintains social distancing protocols by controlling the number of guests attending at any one time.

There will be 25 tickets per time slot with each time slot lasting 30 to 45 minutes. Local island vendors also will be on hand.

The concert will go on rain or shine, and if it does have to shift indoors due to poor weather, the concert portion will be entirely live streamed with no in-person viewing.

All updates regarding the event and a link to buy tickets can be found at http://www.oirrt.org/oneyear, and anyone who would like to make a donation can do so at http://www.oirrt.org/donate

For tickets, visit the Eventbrite page at Eventbrite.com under Events here. The One Year Post-Dorian Benefit Concert will show up.

The scheduled bands are as follows:

Barefoot Wade 5 to 5:40 p.m.

nobody circut 5:55 to 6:35 p.m.

Toaster Oven 6:50 to 7:30 p.m.

Molasses Creek 7:45 to 8:25 p.m.

Coyote 8:40 to 9:10 p.m.

Raygun Ruby 9:25 to 10 p.m.

The event is sponsored by Ocracoke Alive with funds from the Don & Catherine Bryan Cultural Series.

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