BEST BETS: Nothin’ But Trouble going big at Smyrna Opera House

The quartet, which has entertained throughout the area for the last 12 years, will play the Smyrna Opera House backed by Wes Lanich on keyboard along with the Handcuffed Horns featuring Rob and David Kershner. “It’s a rare occurrence when we get to play with other guys and it’s hard to find a venue where […]

BEST BETS: Tommy Conwell to rock June Jam

Tommy Conwell has fond memories of June Jam and is ready to make some new ones on Saturday. Celebrating its 40th anniversary, the charity music festival is bringing back old favorites, which include the reunion of local bands such as Hyde Park and Furious George along with Johnny Neel. For Mr. Conwell, who gained fame […]

Richardson to land in Dover with Jefferson Starship

DOVER — Although 10 years have gone by, Cathy Richardson still has a hard time believing what’s she’s doing for a living. Ms. Richardson is lead singer for Jefferson Starship — the band that sprung forth following the split of the seminal Jefferson Airplane. “It’s been an amazing ride,” she said Tuesday afternoon from her […]

Country’s Sara Evans to perform at Dover Downs

DOVER – Award-winning country music star Sara Evans will perform at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino’s Rollins Center on Saturday, Oct. 13 at 9 p.m. Tickets will go on sale at noon on Tuesday, June 5 and can be purchased by visiting DoverDowns.com. Prices range from $40-$60, with a limited number of special VIP packages […]

BEST BETS: Sunroom Songwriters Series lets music shine through Dover house concerts

Musicians for over 40 years, Jerry and Nancy Maliwesky know what it’s like to find places to perform. So they created one. Going strong for the last year, the Sunroom Songwriters Series is staged right out of their West Dover home. “As fellow musicians, Jerry and I both realize how hard it is just to […]

Your Best Bets guide to Downstate summer entertainment

As we come to the unofficial start of the summer season, it’s time to look ahead to the music, festivals and fun that await downstate from now until Labor Day. •Leading off the music festival scene is June Jam, which will celebrate its 40th year June 9 at the G&R Campground in Houston. To mark […]

BEST BETS: First Rider Fest tunes up for charity

Last summer, Caesar Rodney High School senior David Haynes was urged to make a difference in his community. During a leadership seminar at the school, CR’s wrestling coach Dan Rigby talked about the impact students could have by creating a charity fundraiser. That got David’s wheels turning. “I definitely wanted to do something for an […]

BEST BETS: Susquehanna Floods to help Blue Earl celebrate anniversary

For the Perryville, Maryland-based Susquehanna Floods, the First State has been first rate. “Delaware has been super kind to us,” said lead singer and guitarist Trevor Biggers. “It’s like having a friendly neighbor.” In Delaware just last week at the History, Heritage and Hops festival in Dover, the Cecil County Americana roots band has played […]

Blue Oyster Cult to play Dover Downs Sept. 7

DOVER – The classic rock band Blue Oyster Cult will perform at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino’s Rollins Center on Friday, Sept. 7 at 9 p.m. Tickets will go on sale at noon on Tuesday and can be purchased by visiting www.doverdowns.com. Ticket prices range from $30-$50. Blue Oyster Cult formed on Long Island in […]

BEST BETS: Dover NASCAR weekend includes free concert by Bret Michaels

It will be “nothin’ but a good time” around here this weekend as NASCAR comes roaring into Dover International Speedway during a busy few days that already sees Dover Days on Saturday. Highlighting action around the track is a free concert by Bret Michaels Sunday on the AAA Stage at Victory Plaza. The singer/songwriter has […]