Cheap Trick to perform at Dover Downs Feb. 8

DOVER — Cheap Trick will perform at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino’s Rollins Center on Saturday Feb. 8 at 8 p.m. Tickets go on sale Tuesday at noon and can be purchased by visiting doverdowns.com. Prices range from $55 to $100. With over 5,000 performances spanning four decades and 20 million records sold worldwide, Cheap […]

Best Bets: War brings peace through music to Dover

Formed in 1969, the band War has been many things to many people. To some they are a Latin pop group, to others rock ’n’ roll and even calypso and reggae to another segment of music fans. And that’s fine with lead singer and founding member Lonnie Jordan — as long as you experience their […]

Best Bets: Blavat brings back memories at Dover Downs

Talking to Jerry Blavat is like taking a master class in show business. The legendary Philadelphia disc jockey was best man at Sammy Davis Jr.’s wedding to his wife Altovise, served as a valet for Don Rickles and road manager for the doo wop group Danny and The Juniors. And that doesn’t even begin to […]

Blue Notes, Stylistics coming to Dover Downs

DOVER — American R&B soul groups Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes and The Stylistics will perform at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino’s Rollins Center on Saturday, Dec. 28 at 9 p.m. Tickets go on sale Tuesday, Nov. 5 at Doverdowns.com. Prices range from $40-$70. Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes, one of the most […]

Keith Sweat to play Dover Downs Jan. 10

DOVER — American Music Award winner Keith Sweat will perform at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino’s Rollins Center on Friday, Jan. 10. Tickets on sale Tuesday, Oct. 22 at noon. They can be purchased by visiting doverdowns.com. Prices range from $45-$100. Mr. Sweat, a major force in R&B, is best known for his distinctive “whining” […]

Comedian Jay Mohr to play Dover Downs in March

DOVER — Comedian, impressionist, actor and author Jay Mohr will perform at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino’s Rollins Center on Friday, March 13 at 9 p.m. Tickets go on sale Tuesday at noon. They can be purchased by visiting doverdowns.com. Prices range from $30-$75. With a career that has spanned over three decades, Mr. Mohr […]

Chaka Khan to play Dover Downs

DOVER — Singer-songwriter Chaka Khan will perform at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino’s Rollins Center on Friday, Nov. 15 at 9 p.m. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by visiting doverdowns.com. Prices range from $50-$115. During her career, Ms. Khan has 10 number one songs on the Billboard charts, seven RIAA-certified gold […]

Longo’s Meatballs & Martinis replacing Frankie’s at Dover Downs

DOVER — Dover Downs officials announced Wednesday that the existing Frankie’s Italian Restaurant willl soon become Jerry Longo’s Meatballs & Martinis. Longo’s brand originated in the Historic Federal Hill area in Providence, Rhode Island, where owner Jerry Longo, along with his culinary team, created a menu of “Italian Soul Food”. Longo restaurants are known to […]

Win Tickets to the Meals on Wheels Sip & Savor Event

The Delaware State News is proud to sponsor the Meals on Wheels Delaware Sip & Savor event. Held at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino on Friday, September 6, 2019, this End of Summer Party will feature interactive chef stations, craft beer tastings, wine & spirits, live music, Battle of the DJs, and their ever-popular silent […]

Letter to the Editor: Kudos to Dover Downs’ anniversary

I enjoyed reading the history of Dover Downs and the people who made it happen. When I arrived at Dover AFB as a young airman in 1968 I recall the two big projects being talked about were the new Blue Hen Mall, now the corporate center, and the racetrack at Dover Downs. I later watched […]