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 […]

Freeman Stage to present local artists starting in July

SELBYVILLE — The Freeman Stage announced Thursday it is moving forward with a special season of the arts — one which will have reduced capacity to comply with physical distancing guidelines and will primarily showcase local and regional talent. “We’ve decided as an organization the arts need to be present during this time of reopening,” […]

Concerts to ring out around Sussex County

As Delaware reopens from the COVID-19 shutdown, Sussex towns and cities are looking to restart their concerts. The first concert in Georgetown’s summer concert series altered by the pandemic takes the stage Thursday, June 18 on the grounds of the Marvel Carriage Museum. 33 1/3, a popular Delmarva-based band that features classic rock, soft rock […]

Arts series on The Green begins Thursday night

DOVER — Fourteen weeks of free live music and entertainment on Thursday evenings begin this week with the 44th annual Performing Arts Series on The Green in Dover. Residents and others are invited to bring their blankets or lawn chairs and please remember social distancing guidelines. Programs begin at 7 p.m. Thursday — Fazes featuring […]

Best Bets: Despite stalled season, Freeman Stage moving forward

With the coronavirus crisis affecting all manner life as we know it, the Freeman Stage in Selbyville has had to stand in place while still moving forward. Although its summer season of shows is still undetermined, with no performances announced thus far, plans are on the books to build a new venue for its ever-growing […]

Best Bets: Clear Space Theatre Company makes most of unclear picture

On the website for the Clear Space Theatre Company, it says “the term “clear space” refers to a focus on the process, knowledge and humanity of arts performance: the idea that we find ourselves in what appears on the stage.” Since the coronavirus crisis forced Delaware to basically shut down in mid-March, there hasn’t been […]

Best Bets: Virus concerns spur more changes to Delaware entertainment calendar

This week saw the cancellation of the season at the Hollywood Bowl for the first time in its 98-year history. Also, Broadway announced it would extend its shutdown until Labor Day. Both, of course, are due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, which has upset every facet of daily life for the past two months. So […]

Best Bets: Virtual weekend includes concert fest, First Friday and Dover Days

With the weather warming, it’s a cruel reminder of what we would be doing this weekend if not for the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. In Dover, it would have been NASCAR weekend at Dover International Speedway, First Friday today and Dover Days on Saturday. In addition, concerts and nightlife would be buzzing in local bars and […]