May 16 - October 10Rehoboth Beach
The popular Rehoboth Beach Museum Walking Tours begin on Thursday, May 16 starting at 9:00 a.m. from the Rehoboth Avenue bandstand. In addition, the first of a series of Evening Strolls along the Boardwalk will begin on Thursday, May 30 at 5:30 pm. The morning Walking Tours will be held every other Thursday morning throughout the summer, except in July when there will be only one tour on July 18, and then picking up again on Thursday August 8. The tour is a 2-hour gentle stroll around downtown. It costs $10.00 payable on the day of the tour to the tour guide. Look for the pink umbrella held by tour guide Jean Brolund or the black umbrella held by tour guide Gerry Beaulieu. Reservations are required and may be obtained by calling the Rehoboth Beach Museum at (302) 227-7310. You may leave your name and telephone number on the answering machine if no one is available to take your call. The popular evening stroll, began last year, will be on May 30 at 5:30 pm. An evening stroll along the Boardwalk was a tradition for many years. After a long day of surf and sand, families would often take a walk on the boardwalk after dinner, sometimes stopping for ice cream for dessert. Recreate that tradition with the tour leaders. The morning Walking Tours provide general information about the history of Rehoboth Beach while touching on several of the storms that have shaped the coastline and the beachfront in town. The tour guide will lead walkers from the bandstand along Rehoboth Avenue, pointing out landmarks and providing photos of historical sites and events. Topics covered are the Native people of the area, the Methodist Camp Meetings, Hotels, Railroad Service, and Horn’s Pavilion. Other topics on the tour may include shipwrecks, naming ships such as the Falmouth, the Merrimac, the Severn, and the SS Thomas Tracy, the railroad, the Belhaven Hotel, restaurants such as the Robert Lee and Snyder’s, and of course, Funland. Tour goers are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes and bring a bottle of water or fill up a water bottle at the historic Women’s Christian Temperance Union Fountain on the boardwalk, one of the landmarks mentioned on the tour. There are restrooms available at the bandstand area. Anyone interested in forming their own group for a private walking tour can call the Museum at (302) 227-7310 to make arrangements.
May 18 - September 14Dewey Beach
Enjoy a full moon rise from the water before it gets too cold. Glide along the calm and shallow Rehoboth Bay. This excursion will experience a sunset and full moon rise (condition/weather dependent). Included is a lesson a guide all gear, safety equipment, photography. Not included is Dewey Beach Parking fees and gratuity for your guide. VIPs are welcome for FREE on your board or use one of our boards for FREE if you bring a paying customer. VIPs are those who purchased boards or kayaks from us. Full Moon Dates in 2019 Are as Follows: May 18, 2019, June 17, 2019, July 16, 2019, August 15, 2019, September 14, 2019 Sign up for one of these memorable experiences.
August 1, 7:00pm - 9:00pmSelbyville
Blues Revue Magazine has stated, "Gary Allegretto is one of the best harp players you'll hear" and "one of the classiest acts in the music business today … taking the time to craft music noted not only for its quality but for its authenticity." Indeed, the internationally touring, Los Angeles —based Bluesman's critically acclaimed music has been considered for two Grammy Award nominations, topped the Blues and Roots radio charts, and been featured on the soundtracks of major motion pictures from Disney to Warner Brothers. Hohner, the world's leading harmonica manufacturer, has endorsed Gary for over two decades. Catch a Gary Allegretto performance and you’ll see why he’s a recipient of one of the Blues Foundation’s highest honors — the “Keeping the Blues Alive Award.” www.garyallegretto.com. Free
August 3, 10:00am - 12:00pmSelbyville
Renowned local artist John Donato will delight children during his energetic and educational painting class. His art is like walking into a smile factory. Your child will enjoy hands-on learning from John to create a masterpiece using one of his high-spirited characters and blasts of color from which his art is known. John collaborates with communities, schools, and businesses; anywhere required for others to access this unique creative experience. He is also an accomplished fine artist with works of art collected and enjoyed throughout the world. BYOC- Bring Your Own Chair. Children age 12 & under must be accompanied by an adult. Free
August 3, 7:00pm - 9:00pmSelbyville
This performance will offer limited Premium Assigned Seating tickets and General Admission tickets. Tickets are required for all patrons, including infants and toddlers. Gavin DeGraw is a multi-platinum selling singer, performer and songwriter. He first broke through with the 2003 release of his debut album, Chariot, which sold over 1 million copies, earned platinum certification, and yielded three hit singles: “I Don’t Want To Be,” “Follow Through,” and the title-track, “Chariot.” Gavin’s self-titled second album debuted at No. 1 on the digital sales chart and at No. 7 on Billboard’s Top 200 album chart in 2008, earning Gavin his first Top 10 album. It spawned the hit singles “In Love With A Girl,” which Billboard dubbed “a rocking homerun,” and the gold-certified “We Belong Together.” In 2009, Gavin released Free as a gift to his die-hard fans clamoring for recorded versions of Gavin’s live favorites. His third studio album, Sweeter, was released in September 2011 and produced the smash single, “Not Over You,” co-written with OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder. The track reached #1 on the Hot AC charts, was a top 10 hit on Top 40, and was certified double platinum. In 2013, DeGraw released his fourth studio album, Make A Move, which included the hit song “Best I Ever Had” and garnered rave reviews from such publications as Billboard, People and Entertainment Weekly amongst many others. In addition, Gavin was nominated for his first Grammy for “We Both Know,” the song he co-wrote with Colbie Calliat for the 2013 film, “Safe Haven.” Since then he has been consistently touring around the world, including sold out dates with the legendary Billy Joel. Gavin released his fifth studio album Something Worth Saving in September 2016 featuring singles “She Sets the City On Fire” and “Making Love with The Radio On.” For more information visit www.gavindegraw.com-facebook.com/gavindegraw - twitter: @gavindegraw. $39
August 4, 7:30pm - 9:00pmSelbyville
Kool & the Gang have influenced the music of three generations. Thanks to songs like "Celebration," "Cherish," "Jungle Boogie," "Summer Madness" and "Open Sesame," they’ve earned two Grammy Awards, seven American Music Awards, 25 Top Ten R&B hits, nine Top Ten Pop hits and 31 gold and platinum albums. Kool & the Gang has performed continuously for the past 43 years, longer than any R&B group in history. Their bulletproof funk and jazzy arrangements have also made them the most sampled band of all time. In 1964, Khalis Bayyan (AKA Ronald Bell) and his brother, Robert “Kool” Bell, joined Jersey City neighborhood friends Robert “Spike” Mickens, Dennis “Dee Tee” Thomas, Ricky Westfield, GeorgeBrown, and Charles Smith to create a unique musical blend of jazz, soul and funk. At first calling themselves the Jazziacs, the band went through various names — The New Dimensions, The Soul TownBand, Kool & the Flames — before settling on their moniker. Over the next several years they solidified their musical chemistry on the rough-and-tumble East Coast music scene supporting acts like Bill Cosby, Ritchie Havens and Richard Pryor. Their self-titled 1969 debut album introduced their signature instrumental sound and fierce horn arrangements and spawned their first Billboard R&B charted single, "Kool & the Gang." Tickets required for all patrons, including infants and toddlers. No re-entry permitted. Seats are provided. $44 – $84
August 6, 7:30pm - 9:00pmSelbyville
A singer, composer and actor, Lyle Lovett has broadened the definition of American music in a career that spans 14 albums. Coupled with his gift for storytelling, the Texas-based musician fuses elements of country, swing, jazz, folk, gospel and blues in a convention-defying manner that breaks down barriers. Whether touring as a ‘Duo’ or with his ‘Acoustic Group’ or his ‘Large Band,’ Lovett’s live performances show not only the breadth of this Texas legend’s deep talents but also the diversity of his influences, making him one of the most compelling and captivating musicians in popular music. Since his self-titled debut in 1986, Lyle Lovett has evolved into one of music’s most vibrant and iconic performers. Among his many accolades, besides the four Grammy Awards, he was given the Americana Music Association’s inaugural Trailblazer Award and was named Texas State Musician. His works, rich and eclectic, are some of the most beloved of any artist working today. $39 – $89
August 8, 10:00am - 12:00pmSelbyville
The Great DuBois: Masters of Variety. A fast-paced, high energy circus show for all ages…showcasing incredible feats of juggling, hula hoops, unicycle, aerial, circus stunts, contortion, magic and audience interaction all wrapped up in a blanket of comedy. Simply put … the most unique 2-person circus show you will ever see! Recently featured in Hugh Jackman’s hit movie, “The Greatest Showman,” The Great DuBois has amassed an impressive list of credits, including appearances in the Tony Award winning “Pippin” on Broadway, “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “Late Night with David Letterman,” Britney Spears World Circus Tour, and the movie “Burlesque” to highlight just a few. The award-winning combination of Michael DuBois and Viktoria Grimmy have five generations of circus performing between them and have wowed crowds at countless shows at theatres, universities, cruise ships, fairs and festivals all over the world. Free
August 9, 7:00pm - 9:00pmSelbyville
Locals Under the Lights returns to The Freeman Stage for the seventh season! Audience members can sit back, relax and enjoy local and up-and-coming artists perform on the same stage as national acts, such as Diana Ross, O.A.R., and Billy Currington!
August 11, 7:00pm - 9:00pmSelbyville
This performance will offer limited Premium Assigned Seating tickets and General Admission tickets. Tickets are required for all patrons, including infants and toddlers. Iconic guitarist, songwriter, vocalist and three-time Grammy-award-winner Brian Setzer is a "musician's musician" credited with continually taking chances with innovative and daring musical styles. Setzer is widely credited for taking two forgotten genres, rockabilly and swing, adding his own blend of gunpowder and rockin style, and completely reinventing and single-handedly resurrecting them in the process. Along the way, he has scored chart-topping hits, sold 13 million records and received the Orville H. Gibson Lifetime Achievement Award throughout his decorated career as founder/leader of the Stray Cats, his 19-piece Brian Setzer Orchestra, and as a solo artist. He is consistently cited as one of the world’s greatest living guitarists, and has a best-selling, extensive line of elite Gretsch signature model guitars bearing his name. Brian appeared in the 1987 film, La Bamba, portraying rockabilly pioneer Eddie Cochran. In 2002, he earned the privilege of being one of the few musicians to be animated in an episode of “The Simpsons.” That same year, Brian was personally requested to induct Chet Atkins into the 17th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He had the honor of being invited in 2006 to perform at the White House for the President of the United States. In 2014, Brian received the distinct honor of being asked by the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. to donate a replica of his original 1959 Gretsch 6120 “Stray Cat” guitar, joining an elite collection of iconic treasures at the museum. $39 – $59
August 11, 7:00pm - 9:00pmOcean City
Bring your picnic basket and beach chairs to Northside Park at 127th Street and the Bay for ice cream sundaes and live entertainment for adults and children. The lineup of entertainers this season will make you stand and cheer, however, the spotlight will be on you creating your own ice cream sundae with delicious toppings. Sundaes in the Park is a free family concert series offered Sunday evenings in July and August from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. For a small fee, enjoy your own ice cream sundae creation as you listen to your musical favorites and watch the sun set over the beautiful Assawoman Bay. Stay and enjoy FIREWORKS after the show!
August 15, 7:00pm - 9:00pmSelbyville
This performance will feature standing room only in front of the stage. Prefer to sit? Upgrade your experience to premium assigned seating on raised platforms to the left and right of the stage, or you can still bring your own chair and sit in the designated area in the rear of the venue. We will also utilize a large LED screen during this performance as an enhanced viewing option for patrons. Tickets required for all patrons, including infants and toddlers. No re-entry permitted. Billy Currington’s latest album bears the breezy title “Summer Forever,” but the talented Georgia native has spent more than a decade in the spotlight proving he’s truly a man for all seasons. Possessing one of the smoothest and most distinct voices in any genre of music, Currington is equally skilled at delivering upbeat summertime anthems as well as exploring the complexities of life and love with a poignant ballad. On Summer Forever, Currington’s sixth studio album, he brings both with a collection of songs that will take the listener on a riveting musical journey and leave them breathless at the end of the ride. Since his self-titled debut album bowed on Mercury Records in 2003, Currington has scored 11 career No. 1 singles, most recently, “Don’t Hurt Like It Used To.” His other hits that reached the No. 1 spot include such memorable songs as “Good Directions,” “Let Me Down Easy,” “Must Be Doin’ Somethin’ Right,” “People Are Crazy,” “That’s How Country Boys Roll,” “Hey Girl,” and “We Are Tonight.” Over the years, the self-effacing Georgia boy has amassed an impressive list of accolades. He won the “Hottest Video of the Year” honor at the fan-voted CMT Music Awards for “Must Be Doin’ Somethin’ Right” in 2006. The same year, he received an ACM nod for Top New Male Vocalist. His hit duet with Shania Twain, “Party for Two,” earned nominations from both the CMA and ACM. “People Are Crazy” took Currington’s already hot career to another level. He earned Grammy nominations for Male Country Vocal Performance and Best Country Song in addition to being nominated for Single and Song of the Year from the Country Music Association. $49 – $89
August 16, 7:00pm - 9:00pmSelbyville
Glen Burtnik, alumnus of Styx and the original Beatlemania (he played Paul), touring bassist/vocalist with the current version of ELO, major label recording artist and hit songwriter (“Sometimes Love Just Ain’t Enough” – Don Henley/Patty Smyth, “Spirit of a Boy, Wisdom of a Man” – Randy Travis, and others) brings you the Summer of Love Concert. The Summer of Love Concert focuses on iconic rock music from the period of time generally between the 1967 release of The Beatles revolutionary album Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band and the famous Woodstock Music and Art Festival in 1969. Joined by 12 or more performers including a horn section, strings, keyboardists, percussionists, background vocalists and an incredible rock rhythm section, the Summer of Love Experience recreates “note for note and absolutely live” the songs, and the psychedelically flavored spirit, of the Woodstock Generation. “I’ve always had a playlist on my iPod named The Summer of Love. I’m actually a hippie at heart. The music of that era is probably what moves me the most,” said Burtnik in a recent interview. To further enhance that experience, The Summer of Love Concert can also feature Marc Rubinstein’s Pig Light Show which is recognized as one of the most famous psychedelic light shows in rock history and is well known for its use in the late 1960s as the house light show at Bill Graham’s legendary New York City concert hall, the Fillmore East. This performance is a Bring Your Own Chair (BYOC) event. Children 12 and under are free to attend. $25
August 17, 7:00pm - 9:00pmSelbyville
Tito Puente Jr. with The Rico Monaco Orchestra — The great Tito Puente Jr, along with international sensation The Rico Monaco Orchestra bring a concert of hits from Tito Puente, Santana, Juanes and all of the Latin Rock Legends to your stage. See why Sammy Hagar personally selected this show to win the Hard Rock/Cabo Wabo National Battle of the Bands and why he regularly jams with The Rico Monaco Band. This amazing show is a hit everywhere it plays from Paris to New York to San Francisco, Miami and beyond. Free
August 17, 10:00pm - 12:00pmSelbyville
Space! The Cosmos For Kids is a fun techno-space-dance-party for kids and teens. Each song includes dancing, music technology and information about our solar system to a thumping beat. Audience members will meet aliens from outer space, travel through black holes, discover the different characteristics of the eight planets, sing karaoke, participate in a rap battle about the sun and learn about the differences between revolution and rotation. This performance is a Bring Your Own Chair (BYOC) event. Children age 12 & under must be accompanied by an adult. Free
August 22, 7:00pm - 9:00pmSelbyville
Tickets required for all patrons, including infants and toddlers. No re-entry permitted. Seats are provided in assigned seating section. Seats are not provided or permitted in Standing Room Only section. The 12-member strong Tedeschi Trucks Band carries a distinguished reputation as one of the premier live bands performing today. Embracing improvisation over convention, and rarely repeating a set list, the genre-defying collective have seemingly endless potential to explore any musical territory — from their own catalog of Grammy-winning originals to Sly & the Family Stone, Miles Davis, George Jones, Joe Cocker or Nina Simone. Trucks’ masterful guitar skills and Tedeschi’s soaring vocals and bluesy guitar shine but don’t overpower the breadth of world-class musicianship on stage, a testament to the genuine respect within TTB’s ranks. The band’s latest concert film/audio release Live From The Fox Oakland, nominated for a 2018 Grammy, makes it clear that Trucks and Tedeschi have no intention of slowing down now. “I haven’t found this band’s ceiling yet,” says Trucks in the film. For Tedeschi Trucks Band, there may not be one. Celebrating in 2019 its 10th year as a group, the band launched of a fourth studio album in February. Opening for Tedeschi Trucks Band, for nearly half a decade, The National Reserve has spent Friday nights lighting it up at Brooklyn bars, winning over fans with epic sets and a remarkable breadth of song-craft and showmanship. With their 2018 release on Ramseur Records, Motel La Grange, the band has crafted a rich and raucous collection that instantly places them among Americana’s finest with its force, directness, and performance not unlike some lost recording unearthed from the golden age of 70's rock ‘n’ roll. Founded and fronted by singer-guitarist Sean Walsh, The National Reserve meld gutbucket R&B with New Orleans funk workouts, late night soul, and boozy rock ‘n’ roll to create their own timeless brand of music. The National Reserve is set to bring all the fun and fire of their fervent Friday night sets to the rest of the world, eager to pack as many folks into their late-night scene as possible.
August 23, 7:30pm - 10:00pmSelbyville
Tickets required for all patrons, including infants and toddlers. No re-entry permitted. Seats are provided. Jim Gaffigan is a four-time Grammy-nominated comedian, actor, writer, producer, two-time New York Times best-selling author, Emmy winning top touring performer, and multi-platinum-selling recording artist. He is known around the world for his unique brand of humor, which largely revolves around his observations on life. On the silver screen, his many credits include Three Kings, Super Troopers 1 & 2, and Chappaquiddick. 2019 will be Gaffigan’s biggest year to date with an astonishing ten films scheduled for release. Three of these films premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival including "Troop Zero "with Viola Davis and Alison Janney, "Them That Follow," and "Light From Light" — with many festival goers calling Gaffigan the “King of Sundance.” Gaffigan also has two films releasing later this year in which he is the lead. They are a comedic film called "Being Frank" opening Father’s Day Weekend and "American Dreamer," a dark thriller opening Sept. 20. "American Dreamer" is a grand finale of 2019 for Jim, and features him as a rideshare driver who moonlights as a private driver for a drug dealer. In April, Gaffigan will co-star in the new film "Drunk Parents" with Alec Baldwin & Salma Hayek. Additionally, this year Gaffigan will release his unprecedented 7th stand up special, "Quality Time" with Amazon making history as their first original comedy special, and continue his international arena and theater tour. In addition to two seasons of the critically acclaimed semi-autobiographical "The Jim Gaffigan Show," which he wrote and produced with his wife, Jeannie, and his widely popular stand-up comedy specials, Gaffigan has guest starred on many television comedies and dramas, ranging from "Portlandia" and "Bob’s Burgers" to the HBO cult hits "Flight of the Concords" to dramatic roles in "Law & Order." Gaffigan regularity does humorous commentaries on CBS Sunday. Last year Jim served as master of ceremony at The Al Smith Memorial dinner. In 2015, Gaffigan had the great honor of performing for Pope Francis and over 1 million festival attendees at the Festival of Families in Philadelphia. Gaffigan and his wife currently live in Manhattan with their five loud and expensive children. $50 – $100
August 24, 12:00am - 3:00pmOcean City
Express yourself at Ocean City’s newest and most exciting showcase of the arts! ArtX, the event with so much to offer in a beautiful environment. Discover a variety of artists, from around the country as well as local artists with work on display and to sell. Films from the OC Film Fest will be screened onsite. A variety of music will keep you entertained while you enjoy a selection of food trucks, gourmet vendors, beer and wine. Interactive and unique art activities will provide children an opportunity to create their own masterpiece. The Art League of Ocean City will provide registration for on-site workshops to further explore your talents. All of this and the beauty and fun that comes with a day in the park. Northside Park is a 58 acre complex located directly on the bay and is home to the Town of Ocean City’s Recreation and Parks and Special Events departments. This facility boasts multiple lighted sports fields, a foot bridge, limited free Wifi, a playground, picnic shelter, two piers, kayak/SUP rental, over 1 mile of walking paths and a popular outdoor exercise area. Indoor at Northside Park includes This fantastic facility is free to residents and visitors and can be enjoyed through the ArtX weekend. Don’t miss this Xpressive and Xciting event. ArtX has something for everyone. An event in partnership with the Art League of Ocean City
August 24, 10:00am - 12:00pmSelbyville
The Uncle Devin Show is an interactive musical experience for children that use percussion instruments to cultivate their minds. It takes children on a magical journey through the Land of Percussion allowing them to hear, see and play different percussion instruments. Children will gain an understanding of the history of percussion and why it is the easiest, oldest and most diverse form of musical creativity. BYOC- Bring Your Own Chair. Children age 12 & under must be accompanied by an adult. Free
August 28, 7:00pm - 9:00pmSelbyville
First State Ballet Theatre brings the beauty and excitement of professional ballet performances to audiences throughout Delaware. The company will perform classical and contemporary highlights, while audiences enjoy an enchanting performance by bright young dancers performing under the artistic direction of Kirov-trained Pasha Kambalov. This performance will provide an opportunity to make tiaras and crowns as well as participate in a ballet lesson pre-performance. Also, event attendees will have the opportunity to meet some of the ballerinas post-performance. First State Ballet Theatre brings the beauty and excitement of professional ballet performances to audiences throughout Delaware. The company will perform classical and contemporary highlights, while audiences enjoy an enchanting performance by bright young dancers performing under the artistic direction of Kirov-trained Pasha Kambalov. This performance will provide an opportunity to make tiaras and crowns as well as participate in a ballet lesson pre-performance. Also, event attendees will have the opportunity to meet some of the ballerinas post-performance. BYOC- Bring Your Own Chair. Free
August 30, 7:00pm - 9:00pmSelbyville
Masters of Soul is a celebration of the legendary songs and performers that defined Motown and soul music. This show features stylishly costumed, fully choreographed performances of both male and female groups backed by a live band. For many, Masters of Soul is the ultimate stroll down memory lane. For younger generations, the show offers an opportunity to experience an era in our country's history that produced many of the greatest music acts ever recorded. Based in Virginia Beach, Virginia, the 10-person cast consists of three lead male vocalists and three lead female vocalists backed by a four-piece band of seasoned musicians who've been touring together for decades. Masters of Soul has performed to numerous sold-out audiences and garnered rave reviews across the country at venues ranging from community theaters and universities to performing arts venues and concert halls. This performance is a Bring Your Own Chair (BYOC) event. Children 12 and under are free to attend. $20
August 31, 10:00am - 12:00pmSelbyville
The Pretty Crazies are mother-daughters trio who perform original songs that entertain and inspire! They are joined by The Daddy Jam Band — who make their songs ROCK! BYOC- Bring Your Own Chair. Children age 12 & under must be accompanied by an adult. Free.