Best Bets: ‘A Christmas Story’ to be told at Caesar Rodney High

The Caesar Rodney High School Stage Crew and Thespians usher in the holiday season this weekend with the classic tale “A Christmas Story.” Jean Shepherd’s semi-autobiographical account, as adapted for the stage by Philip Grecian, tells the tale of 9-year-old Ralphie Parker and his quest to receive a Red Ryder Carbine Action 200-shot Range Model […]

R&B’s Gill, country’s Atkins to play downstate Delaware in 2019

Two area concerts for 2019 were announced today. Two-time Grammy Award R&B nominee Johnny Gill will perform at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino’s Rollins Center on Friday, March 15 at 9 p.m. Tickets will go on sale at noon on Tuesday and can be purchased at doverdowns.com. Prices range from $40-$60. Mr. Gill, a Washington […]

Firefly dates, presale officially announced

DOVER — Firefly Music Festival officials debuted a new website Thursday afternoon, officially announcing that next year’s event at the Woodlands of Dover will be three days instead of four, as it had been for the last five years. As previously reported by the Delaware State News in July, Firefly will be held June 21-23. […]

Best Bets: Logen to tell tales of tunes for Dover shows

For Americana/folk artist Michael Logen, getting a chance to talk about his songs while performing brings a whole added dimension to his work. “I love it. I just did a month-long tour of the UK with that kind of format and it’s a unique kind of show,” he said. “A lot of folks have never […]

Best Bets: Bridal Event at Maple Dale Country Club offers one-stop wedding shopping

The annual Bridal Event at Maple Dale Country Club in Dover is scheduled for Sunday at noon. This event is produced by local, full-time bridal industry service professionals including Authentic Entertainment LLC, CM Baker Photography, Dream Vacations, Dover Tents & Events, Maple Dale Country Club, the Perfect Wedding Guide, Primerica Financial Services and The Wedding […]

BEST BETS: Great Delaware Pumpkin Carve a cut above at Quillen Arena

Gone are the days when carving a pumpkin consisted of a few triangles and some jagged teeth. These days, pumpkin carving is big business, with monstrous creations formed on gourds weighing hundreds of pounds and sometimes multiple pumpkins forming one huge opus. This weekend, the first Great Delaware Pumpkin Carve Festival, presented by the Biggs […]

BEST BETS: The ChurchKey Saints to bless Dover with show

The ChurchKey Saints, an original trio from Dover, has been a group for under a year. In the short time they have been playing and singing together they have stumbled across what they come to described as “their sound.” Tonight, the Saints take their original homegrown music with an indie edge to the Patchwork Playhouse […]

BEST BETS: Clifford Keith Band at Beer, Wine Fest

With a new album and more dates than ever, the Sussex County-based Clifford Keith Band seems to be hitting all of the right notes these days. The five-piece “coastal country” group will be featured Saturday at the Delaware Beer, Wine & Spirits Festival at the Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village on U.S. 13 in Dover. […]

BEST BETS: Milton’s Jimmie Allen revved for Dover race concert

Jimmie Allen says he needs to start another bucket list. Although he admits his first one was short, the Milton-born country singer has already checked the items off or will later this year. “They were to play the Delaware State Fair, the Grand Ole Opry and the Rusty Rudder or Bottle & Cork,” he said […]

Atlanta Rhythm Section heads to Harrington for Bourbon, Beer and Butts

HARRINGTON — The classic meets the new Saturday as the Delaware State Fair presents the first Bourbon, Beer & Butts event featuring the ’70s rock sounds of Atlanta Rhythm Section and Rare Earth. The day will include tastings of fine bourbon and wines, a barbecue dinner from Mission BBQ in Dover, craft and domestic beer […]