Best Bets: Triple Rail Turn chugs into Milton Saturday

The country rock band Triple Rail Turn, whose members come from Wilmington to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, is no stranger to Downstate. With multiple appearances at June Jam, Paradise Grill in Long Neck and Dover Downs, TRT is one of the most popular groups to play the area. But it’s been a while since they’ve been here. […]

Hunt, Hank and Vanilla Ice set for 2021 Delaware State Fair

HARRINGTON — Country stars Sam Hunt, Hank Williams Jr. and Lauren Alaina, contemporary Christian singer TobyMac and ‘90s rapper Vanilla Ice highlight the concert lineup for the 2021 Delaware State Fair. Other acts announced Wednesday night include the Tedeschi Trucks Band with St. Paul & The Broken Bones and country acts Riley Green with HARDY […]

The Fig Tree brings all that jazz to Dover’s First Friday

DOVER — The historic Schwartz Center in downtown Dover will open its stage once again for a special holiday performance tonight. The Downtown Dover Partnership is joining with Delaware State University to welcome community members to the theater on South State Street, where they can enjoy the First Friday show to kick off the holiday […]

Balladeer Zahm to play Delaware State House

DOVER — On Nov. 13, Delaware Friends of Folk will present the next event in their 2020-21 Old State House concert series, inside the Old State House on The Green in Dover. This month’s show features the robust vocals and guitar of Charlie Zahm. Mr. Zahm is one of the most popular soloists at Celtic […]

Best Bets: Broadway’s Field to perform show for Veterans Watchmaker School

For Broadway performer Grace Field, doing a charity show that benefits veterans is very personal. “(Dave Skocik) approached me about the various charities he’s involved with. He knows I have a huge heart for charity. And it also hits home because both my grandfathers served. My grandfather on my dad’s side served in the Navy. […]

Better late than never, June Jam ready to rock

It may not be June but jam they will. The 42nd annual June Jam charity music festival will take place Saturday at the G&R Campground in Houston. “We’re turning October into ‘Rocktober,’” said June Jam founding president Bob Hartley. After two previous tries were thwarted by the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, June Jam organizers […]

Best Bets: Music plays on at Delmarva Folk Festival

As with most events these days, John Kidd and the Delaware Friends of Folk had some long discussions about holding this weekend’s Delmarva Folk Festival in light of the ongoing pandemic. “We talked about all possibilities and, like DelDOT, no-build is always a possibility. But we talked about it and we decided that it was […]

Best Bets: Foster pays tribute to Carole King at Milton Theatre

When Michelle Foster takes to the Milton Theatre stage to pay tribute to the songs made famous by legendary singer/songwriter Carole King Sunday night, she wants to make one thing clear. It’s not a tribute show in the most common sense of the phrase. “I don’t really like to call it a ‘tribute’ because I’m […]

Freeman Stage’s ‘Special Season’ comes to an end

SELBYVILLE – When Fleetwood Mac tribute band, Tusk, ended its performance earlier this month — the final show of the 2020 Freeman Stage season — with “Go Your Own Way,” it was a poignant moment for the staff and volunteers of the Joshua M. Freeman Foundation. With the pandemic ravishing the performing arts industry around […]

Best Bets: National Folk Festival going online this year

The streets of Salisbury, Maryland, will be a little emptier and quieter this weekend than originally planned. But there will still be a party to be had. The National Folk Festival, which last year drew about 150,000 people over three days to see musicians, dancers, storytellers and craftspeople on seven outdoor stages, will go virtual […]