Kool & the Gang, Turner among added acts to Freeman Stage

Famed R & B group Kool and The Gang has been added to the lineup for The Freeman Stage. They will perform on Aug. 4. (Submitted photo)

REHOBOTH BEACH — The Freeman Stage announced more performances in its 2019 season on Tuesday at Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats in Rehoboth Beach.

In addition to its Young Audience Series, the fundraising arts nonprofit revealed eight more performances in its 12th season, which now totals 66 events.

The acts announced Tuesday, include Grammy Award-winning Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience on June 28; Josh Turner on June 30; Colbie Caillat featuring Gone West on July 9; tribute act The Hit Men on July 19; St. Paul & The Broken Bones on July 28; John Butler Trio+ with Trevor Hall on July 31; Kool & The Gang on Aug. 4 and Tedeschi Trucks Band on Aug. 22.

Public tickets sales begin at 10 a.m. Monday, via freemanstage.org or by calling 302-436-3015.

Already announced acts include The Mavericks on June 7; O.A.R with American Authors on June 8; Boz Scaggs on June 29; Diana Ross on July 2; Southside Johnny and The Asbury Jukes on July 5; Steel Pulse on July 10; The Marcus King Band on July 11; Buddy Guy on July 15; moe., and Blues Traveler with special guest G. Love on July 16; The War and Treaty on July 24; Ben Folds & Violent Femmes on July 29; Steve Miller Band and Marty Stuart on July 30; Gavin DeGraw on Aug. 3; Lyle Lovett and his Large Band on Aug. 6; Brian Setzer on Aug. 11; Billy Currington on Aug. 15; Jim Gaffigan on Aug. 23 and The Beach Boys on Aug. 24.

In addition to Main Stage and Tribute series, 44 percent of this season’s lineup includes free performances, such as the Young Audience series, which is sponsored by the PNC Foundation, and include programming on Saturday mornings as well as a couple of weekdays throughout the summer.

The Freeman Stage is located within the Bayside community, at the intersection of Routes 54 and 20 in Selbyville, four miles west of Ocean City, Maryland.

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