Best Bets: RiderFest 2 tuning up for Food Bank of Delaware

Started last year as a way for Caesar Rodney High students to give back to the community, RiderFest 2 is back this year on May 18 with a day of music to support the Food Bank of Delaware. Begun by then-CR senior David Haynes, the 2018 edition of RiderFest raised $2,000 for the Child Life […]

Delaware addresses human trafficking issues

DOVER – Human trafficking often hides in plain sight. Although eight of nine victims will see a health care provider during servitude, clues aren’t always detected and the crime continues. Delaware’s health care community continues to develop a common protocol to identify and free the enslaved, billing the program as unique nationwide. “We hope this […]

Best Bets: Dover-bound Daniels still revved up after all these years

Charlie Daniels is calling. He’s got 10 minutes to talk before he has to prepare for a show in Greensboro, North Carolina. At the age of 82, the country music legend has been at this for more than 60 years. With fiddle in hand and more than a few musical yarns to spin, he still […]

Country’s Jake Owen to perform at Quillen Arena

HARRINGTON — Country music star Jake Owen will play the Delaware State Fair’s Quillen Arena Sept. 13, fair officials announced Wednesday evening. The ACM Award-nominated singer/songwriter’s current Top 10 single is “Down To The Honkytonk.” That follows Mr. Owen’s seventh career No. 1 hit, “I Was Jack (You Were Diane).” Both are off his latest […]

Best Bets: National acts to headline R2Hop2 fest

In its eighth year, Fordham & Dominion Brewing’s R2Hop2 Beer and Music Festival is going national. National headliner J. Roddy Walston and The Business will take the stage to close out Saturday’s event on the grounds of the brewery in Dover. “Exciting things are happening at the brewery and we wanted our annual festival to […]

The Kennedys in tune with Delaware Friends of Folk

Folk-rock duo The Kennedys bring their Endless Tour to Dover Saturday night for a date with the Delaware Friends of Folk Coffeehouse series. The tour started way back in 1993 when they first came together and really hasn’t stopped since. “We just love playing gigs,” said Pete Kennedy, who teams with wife Maura in a […]

Best Bets: Sylvia to sing, tell stories in Smyrna

In 1982, hit singer Sylvia learned a valuable lesson that has carried through to today. Wrapping up her second album “Just Sylvia,” songwriters Kye Fleming and Dennis Morgan rushed into the studio with a song that they had just finished. “It was about 2 p.m. We had already chosen the songs for the album but […]

Best Bets: Tolman set to kick it loose in Smyrna

With her debut album about to be released in July and a string of hit country singles, this is a good time for singer Jenny Tolman. “There is definitely a lot rolling. It’s a good thing to be busy. There are lot of exciting things happening right now,” said the 23-year-old Ms. Tolman from her […]

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 […]