BEST BETS: The ChurchKey Saints to bless Dover with show

The ChurchKey Saints, an original trio from Dover, has been a group for under a year. In the short time they have been playing and singing together they have stumbled across what they come to described as “their sound.” Tonight, the Saints take their original homegrown music with an indie edge to the Patchwork Playhouse […]

BEST BETS: Milton’s Jimmie Allen revved for Dover race concert

Jimmie Allen says he needs to start another bucket list. Although he admits his first one was short, the Milton-born country singer has already checked the items off or will later this year. “They were to play the Delaware State Fair, the Grand Ole Opry and the Rusty Rudder or Bottle & Cork,” he said […]

Atlanta Rhythm Section heads to Harrington for Bourbon, Beer and Butts

HARRINGTON — The classic meets the new Saturday as the Delaware State Fair presents the first Bourbon, Beer & Butts event featuring the ’70s rock sounds of Atlanta Rhythm Section and Rare Earth. The day will include tastings of fine bourbon and wines, a barbecue dinner from Mission BBQ in Dover, craft and domestic beer […]

Milton’s Jimmie Allen to play free concert before Dover NASCAR race

DOVER – Country music artist Jimmie Allen, a Delaware native who is now making waves as a rising star in Nashville, will perform a free concert for Monster Mile fans on Sunday, Oct. 7 before the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoff race at Dover International Speedway, track officials announced today. Mr. Allen, a native […]

Dover-bound Blue Oyster Cult’s Bloom talks band’s history, cowbell and more

DOVER — Let’s get one thing out of the way right now. Stop with your cowbell references. Eric Bloom has it heard all before. Mr. Bloom, one of the original lead singers and guitarists for the seminal rock band Blue Oyster Cult, says the legendary “Saturday Night Live” skit depicting the recording session of the […]

BEST BETS: Dover Air Force Base concert salutes those who serve country

The U.S. Air Force is saying thank you to all of its hard-working men and women at the Dover Air Force Base Sunday with an End of the Summer Music Festival. Presented by Air Force Services Activity and open solely to Dover Air Force Base personnel, retirees, Reservists and their families, the day will feature […]

Smyrna’s Wicks returns for sold-out Boys & Girls Club benefit

SMYRNA — Country singer and Smyrna native Chuck Wicks is coming home this weekend. He plays a sold-out show Saturday night at the Smyrna Opera House to benefit the Smyrna Boys & Girls Club. Aside from a chance to see old friends and family members and help raise money for a cause near and dear […]

BEST BETS: Coffield takes detour with Bad Avenue

Craig Coffield is enjoying the second chapter of his life — a lot. Taking up the guitar just five years ago, Mr. Coffield, 56, is the lead singer and guitarist of Bad Avenue, a blues band that has gained increasing popularity throughout the area in only in the last two years. Kent County music fans […]

R&B’s Joe to perform at Dover Downs

DOVER – Grammy Award-nominated R&B singer Joe will perform at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino’s Rollins Center on Friday, Dec. 7 at 9 p.m. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online at or by calling VIP services at 800-711-5882. Prices range from $35-$55. Joe Thomas, born in Georgia and raised in […]

BEST BETS: Yellow Dubmarine mashes Beatles with reggae for Smyrna concert

Robbie Cooper says a sign of great music is that it can be interpreted in many different ways. That’s the notion behind his Baltimore-based band Yellow Dubmarine, which puts tunes from The Beatles to a reggae beat. “It’s kind of a no-brainer if you think about it. That’s the one thing about all Beatles music. […]