Best Bets: Petting Hendrix getting ready to ‘Raise the Roof’ for American Legion

When it comes to his band Petting Hendrix, Mike Streck gets one question all of the time. What’s up with that name? Turns out that one of lead singer Amy Walls’ former bandmates called her one day and asked her what she was doing. “She said she was ‘petting Hendrix.’ Hendrix was her cat,” Mr. […]

Ross, Gaffigan, Scaggs to play Freeman Stage this summer

SELBYVILLE – Music legend Diana Ross, comedian Jim Gaffigan and classic rocker Boz Scaggs headline the schedule of performers coming to the Freeman Stage near Fenwick Island this summer. Officials Tuesday morning announced that more than 60 performances in its 2019 season, which includes dance, theatre, children’s performances and live music. Tickets will go on […]

Best Bets: Honey Badgers out with new album, tour

The Honey Badgers are hitting the road. Together since 2011 as a contemporary folk duo, Caesar Rodney High graduate Erin Magnin and Smyrna High grad Michael Natrin are stepping out of their “comfort zone” to do shows as far south as Florida, North Carolina and Tennessee. It’s in an effort to spread the word about […]

Charlie Daniels to play free concert before Dover NASCAR race

DOVER — Grammy Award winner Charlie Daniels will perform a free concert on the newly named Xfinity Stage at Victory Plaza on Sunday, May 5, before the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway, part of the Monster Mile’s 50th Anniversary celebration. Mr. Daniels, inducted in the Country Music Hall of Fame […]

McEntire, Knight, Brothers Osborne to play Delaware State Fair

HARRINGTON — Two legendary ladies of song and a rising country duo will fill out the lineup of concert performers for this year’s 100th edition of the Delaware State Fair. Officials announced during Saturday’s Beer on Ice event at the Centre Ice Rink that singer and actress Reba McEntire will perform July 20, soul icon […]

Best Bets: 33 1/3 LIVE gives Queen royal treatment at Smyrna Opera House

In any endeavor, talent is key. But it doesn’t hurt to have a little luck too. Jim Drnec is finding that out as his music collective 33 1/3 LIVE has taken on the music of the classic rock band Queen. On the heels of the success of the movie “Bohemian Rhapsody” and its four Oscar […]

Best Bets: Dover-based Awake at Last takes on music world

After a busy 2018, Dover-based rock band Awake at Last is looking at even more schedule-packed 2019. While last year saw the four-member group play a stint on the final run of the Warped Tour and at the iMatter Festival alongside bands such as Underoath and August Burns Red as well as opening for Asking […]

Robert Randolph and The Family Band to headline Smyrna at Night

SMYRNA — The increasing success of the annual Smyrna at Night townwide block party just got a little bigger Friday with the announcement that three-time Grammy-nominated Robert Randolph and The Family Band will top the list of musical artists at this year’s event. The funk and soul band is led by pedal steel guitarist Mr. […]

Best Bets: The Tee-Tones bring musical memories to Dover

As a singer in the vocal group The Tee-Tones, James Reeder feels an obligation to keep the music playing. Growing up on the streets of Queens and Brooklyn, Mr. Reeder would harmonize with his friends, taking a cue from those groups he listened to as a kid, such as Frankie Lymon and The Teenagers and […]

Sugarland, Gilbert highlight acts coming to Delaware State Fair

DOVER — A trio of country acts and a contemporary Christian group were announced Tuesday night as part of the concert fare for this year’s Delaware State Fair 100th anniversary season at a special lineup launch party at Grotto Pizza in Dover. About 110 enthusiastic “super fans” were picked out of 5,200 entries on social […]