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 […]

Best Bets: Country singer Hill to brighten Smyrna at Night

Longtime local musician Craig Stonesifer knew he had encountered something and someone special when he and his brother, Todd, stepped into The Listening Room in Nashville, Tennessee, a couple of years ago. “It’s a place that often hosts singer/songwriter events and, lo and behold, that was happening right as we entered,” he recalled this week. […]

Poetry takes center stage at Dover’s First Friday

DOVER — Shoppers will be serenaded by street buskers as local musicians and poets alternate performing in downtown Dover shops today from 4 to 7 p.m. And from noon to 7 p.m. today through Saturday, and even into next week, kids of all ages can enjoy a no-touch scavenger hunt that brings them through shops […]

Best Bets: Millsboro youth lends voice to big-screen animated film

It’s good to have friends in high places. Twelve-year-old Lynden Prosser found that out recently when his big-screen voice debut almost never happened. The young actor from Millsboro has one of the main roles in the English-dubbed version of the 2019 Japanese animated film “Children of the Sea.” “Originally, the film was supposed to come […]

This year’s Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival postponed

REHOBOTH BEACH — This year’s Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival has been postponed over concerns surrounding the coronavirus. The longtime fall music tradition was to be held Oct. 15-18 in venues across the Eastern Sussex beach region.. A statement from festival organizers released Monday said “We know that this will come as an enormous disappointment, not […]

Best Bets: Country’s Calvert tuning up Delaware State Fair

Adam Calvert loves to perform — especially these days. Like most artists, the up-and-coming Ohio-born country singer/songwriter has had a slew of gigs canceled the last few months due to the coronavirus pandemic. So when the Delaware State Fair remained on the schedule, he was more than happy to come do his shows. He has […]

Best Bets: Delaware concerts humming along in outdoor venues

During this summer like no other, the musical soundtrack has been muted at best. Largely, the only place you are hearing live music is in the great outdoors. But even those are few and far between. The Rehoboth and Bethany Beach bandstands have canceled their summer concert series due to concerns over the coronavirus. Local […]

Best Bets: Going forth on the Fourth without fireworks

With subdued Fourth of July celebrations this year, Saturday doesn’t look to be the celebratory day that our nation’s birthday usually brings due to concerns over the coronavirus. Over 78 percent of Americans will spend less money this Fourth of July compared to last year as the country slowly reopens in the wake of COVID-19, […]

Carlton among headliners for online Ladybug Festival

WILMINGTON — In the wake of COVID-19, Gable Music Ventures, creators of The Ladybug Music Festivals in both Wilmington and Milford, announced Friday that they have partnered with Jet Phynx Films Creative Agency to launch the summer’s biggest online all-female music festival on June 29 and June 30 kicking off at 5 p.m. Wilmington native […]

Best Bets: The Benderz bring music back to the beach

As life slowly returns to some semblance of normalcy around here, live music is making a comeback in area nightspots, most notably in the beach-area venues where most of the action is this time of year. Delaware Gov. John Carney allowed a 30% percent occupancy in restaurants and establishments earlier this month and will bump […]