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 […]

New-look Dover Days puts more emphasis on The Green

DOVER — An expanded Dover Days awaits festivalgoers this year as the 85th edition of the downstate favorite is set for Saturday. This year’s event brings a new footprint to put a bigger emphasis on downtown Dover businesses and to open more parking. The new layout will move most of the festival’s vendors and entertainers […]

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 […]

BEST BETS: Bloodsworth carrying a tune for local music

Already busy with his own musical pursuits, Scott Bloodsworth is making sure other area artists get their time in the spotlight as well. Mr. Bloodsworth, whose Big Dipper band will play for this year’s History, Heritage and Hops festival along Loockerman Street in Dover following Dover Days on May 5, has also hosted and produced […]

BEST BETS: Sporadic Static to play R2Hop2 Beer and Music Festival

As a veteran local musician, Dave Nickolson of Hartly meets a lot of folks. Many of them say they can play music too. But they come and go. Only this time it was different. “A couple of years back, I was doing a solo set, just me and my acoustic guitar at the Grey Fox […]

BEST BETS: Best Kept Secret at Fire & Ice Saturday night

The band’s name is Best Kept Secret but they are a secret no longer. The five-piece group which performs an eclectic mix of genres has been a steady favorite throughout the area for the last few years. Saturday, they play Dover Downs’ Fire & Ice starting at 8:30 p.m., a new time for the start […]

BEST BETS: Bo Bice leads Blood Sweat & Tears to Harrington

For Bo Bice, it’s all about staying true to the music. And when that music has stood the test of time for 50 years, it’s a really big deal. Mr. Bice, who became known to millions in 2005 on the TV talent show “American Idol,” where he finished runner-up to winner Carrie Underwood, is these […]

BEST BETS: Caesar Rodney High grad Bubniak featured on new HBO comedy ‘Barry’

John Bubniak remembers getting a school assignment to write about what he wanted to be when he grew up. He picked an actor. “The teacher came back and said ‘You can’t write about that. It’s not reliable enough,’” remembered the Caesar Rodney High grad this week. “Now I have my teachers writing me on Facebook, […]

BEST BETS: Eddie Bruce salutes Tony Bennett at Milton Theatre

Those of a certain age may remember Eddie Bruce as host of the popular 1980s Philadelphia-based TV music show “Dancin’ on Air.” The program featured acts such as a young Madonna, Duran Duran and Stevie Wonder as well as local bands The Hooters, McFadden and Whithead and Beru Revue. From 1981 to 1984, Mr. Bruce […]