Milton’s Hudson Fields to host Old Dominion, future concerts

MILTON — Hudson Fields on Del. 1 near Milton will now be the location for summer concerts, put on by Highway One. The first concert is country band Old Dominion on June 1.

Highway One creator Alex Pires — who previously created Harrington’s Delaware Junction music festival and owns popular Dewey Beach locales The Rusty Rudder and Bottle and Cork — told WBOC-TV the space is conducive for concerts due to size, existing parking and the opportunity to bring equipment in and out.

“It’ll look exactly the same,” he said. “When we’re done, we’ll walk away and it’ll look exactly as it does right now.”

Mr. Pires says the space, which formerly hosted Punkin Chunkin, could hold up to 4,000 people.

Old Dominion tickets will cost $25 to $50 and go on sale Jan. 20 at 10 a.m. at

Old Dominion is a five-member band formed in Nashville, Tennessee. They are known for the hits “Break Up With Him,” “Snapback” and “Song For Another Time.”

“I got offers to do this in Wilmington, or Dover. I really would rather stay here. We are a Sussex County-based company. I want to do it here,” Mr. Pires told WBOC.

He said the concerts will also provide fundraising opportunities for local charities who participate in concert operations such as ticket taking. He says he’ll do whatever the county deems necessary to make these summer concerts happen, be it an over the counter permit or more.

The county says they have not received any application yet, but when they do, they will respond accordingly.

Mr. Pires hopes to put on four to five concerts this summer, with more in the future.

“If the community likes it, we’ll come back in 2018,” he told WBOC. “I think they will.”

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