Delaware State Fair entertainment has run gamut through the years

Ever since 1955 when the gospel and pop quartet The Mariners became the first act to perform a headlining concert, stage shows of all sorts have been a key part of the 100-year history of the Delaware State Fair. According to the book “Treasured Tradition,” which chronicles the history of the fair, until then, the […]

Ventriloquist Darci Lynne steps from ‘AGT’ to Delaware State Fair

HARRINGTON — It’s been a whirlwind couple of years for ventriloquist/singer Darci Lynne Farmer. In 2017, she garnered the most votes for a final performance in the history of the NBC show “America’s Got Talent,” winning $1 million and her own headlining act in Las Vegas. After that, came appearances on “Ellen” and “A Very […]

Best Bets: Milton Theatre show pays tribute to Red Skelton

A long-dead comedian who hasn’t appeared regularly on television in almost 50 years has been packing theaters around the country for the last decade. Well, sorta. Brian Hoffman has been portraying legendary comic and entertainer Red Skelton in a show called “Remembering Red,” coming to the Milton Theatre Saturday for shows at 3 and 8 […]

Best Bets: Blues Traveler runs around to Freeman Stage

For Blues Traveler keyboardist Ben Wilson, he’s not sure what’s hotter in Delaware, the fans or the weather. The veteran blues/rock jam band has played in various Delaware locales over the past few years from The Queen in Wilmington to the Delaware State Fair to the Bottle & Cork in Dewey Beach and the Freeman […]

Best Bets: Blues society president, weekly jam on the move

Change is in the air for the Central Delaware Blues Society. The group’s popular Thursday night blues jam is on the move, as is the society’s president, Barry Pugh. The jam, which has invited professional and amateur musicians to play at Jonathan’s Landing Clubhouse in Magnolia for the past six years, is switching to a […]

Best Bets: Singer-songwriters Treacher, Catanzaro double up in Dover

It’s a musical partnership that almost didn’t happen. When singer-songwriters Cassidy Catanzaro and Robinson Treacher were booked last year to play a gig together in Philadelphia, Ms. Catanzaro’s then-manager told her not to do it. “He didn’t like me and I didn’t like him,” Mr. Treacher recalled. She ignored his advice and played the concert […]

Best Bets: Hoochi Coochi hyped for Smyrna at Night

In less than four years, the local indie blues band Hoochi Coochi has stirred up a whole bunch of excitement and garnered fans up and down the East Coast. Made up of Dover native Fatz Hawkins, Smyrna’s Danielle “Brown Sug” Johnson, Camden’s Mark Reed and Bridgeville’s Chelsea Grant, Hoochi Coochi has been a constant presence […]

Best Bets: Aunt Mary Pat taking Pride in Dover

She loves her Iggles; has to have her “smoke and a Coke” and a shot of Fireball whiskey; works as the assistant customer service manager “down at the Ac(a)me”; and thinks Wawa’s Hoagiefest is better than Christmas. She’s Aunt Mary Pat DiSabatino and she’s headed to Dover on Saturday for the Delaware Pride Festival. The […]

Best Bets: Concerts on The Green ready to groove Dover

A Dover tradition that brings family and friends together for an evening of free music and fun continues this month as the 43rd annual Concerts on The Green series kicks off Thursday with local Irish band Celtic Harvest. The series continues for 14 weeks on Dover’s historic Green every Thursday night except July 4 starting […]

Best Bets: Milton man keeps music and legacy of Sinatra alive

Tony Sands doesn’t remember a time when Frank Sinatra wasn’t a part of his life. “Even as a small kid, Sinatra music was always playing in the house. I got my love of singing from him,” he said. As Mr. Sands got older, he started singing in small bars and cafes and then eventually larger […]