Take a tour with local singer/songwriter Bryan Russo of the performing arts scene here on Delmarva. Planning a visit? Check out the local performance venues below to find out more about music and shows in our small towns.
The Freeman Stage
May – September
Year to year, the Freeman Stage outside of Fenwick Island, DE, wows fans with concert lineups featuring all genres from symphony to reggae and rock bands. The much buzzed about lineup for summer 2019 does not disappoint with headliners like the John Butler Trio, Gavin DeGraw, Kool & the Gang, Tito Puente, Tedeschi Trucks Band and the Beach Boys. This small but adequate outdoor venue is set in the beautiful Bayside community and gets you up close to performers. You won’t go hungry or thirsty while you’re there with plenty of local food trucks and craft beers and wines to keep you in the spirit.
The Globe Theatre
Art gallery, stage, bar and restaurant all in one – this 100 year old establishment hosts rock, jazz and country bands all year round.
Catch live performances in this historic theatre in downtown Milton just minutes from the Delaware beaches.
National Folk Festival
September 6-8, 2019, Salisbury, MD
A free, large-scale three-day outdoor event, the National Folk Festival celebrates the roots, richness and variety of American culture. It features over 350 of the nation’s finest traditional musicians, dancers, craftspeople and other keepers of culture in performances, workshops, and demonstrations, plus children’s activities, savory regional and ethnic cuisines and craft brews, non-stop participatory dancing, storytelling, parades, and more.
National Music Festival
May 31 – June 13, 2020, Chestertown, MD
The mission of the National Music Festival is to present world-class celebrations of music and to provide affordable arts education and entertainment year round; as well as to foster economic development by contributing to the greater Kent County community as an arts and entertainment destination on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.
Ocean City Performing Arts Center
Sinatra tributes, the symphony, a Queen musical and the Ten Tenors are among the lineup at this indoor concert hall. Enjoy a show on a fall or spring visit to the resort when things are a little less hectic at the beach.
Rehoboth Beach Bandstand
June – August
Enjoy live performances with the beach and boardwalk as the background. Each year, over 40 bands are selected to perform in an open-air concert venue just steps from the beach. The goal of the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand is to provide entertainment through music, movies, variety acts, and other local, regional, and national performances.
Seacrets Jamaica USA
Ocean City, MD
Catch national recording acts throughout the summer like Michael Franti & Spearhead, Stephen Marley and SOJA or check out beloved local bands like Full Circle, The Jim Long Band and Jah Works.
Ocean City, MD
Enjoy a free concert while watching the sunset over the Isle of Wight Bay from the perfect location in Ocean City! Sunset Park is located along S. Division Street on the Bay, near the Coast Guard Station. 7pm to 9pm. Admission to the park is free, while beverages, including beer, are available for purchase. It is recommended that attendees bring their own seating.
Wicomico Youth & Civic Center
Concerts and shows from Broadway to blues and tribute bands take place in this indoor arena. Originally erected in 1950 as a war memorial, the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center is operated by Wicomico County, Maryland. Unfortunately, a fire ravaged the building in 1977, but it was opened again in 1980 after being rebuilt. Today, the WY&CC is operated under the umbrella of the County’s Recreation, Parks & Tourism Department. The Civic Center boasts a 5,600 seat 30,000 square foot arena, a 10,000 square foot secondary space with a fixed stage, as well as ten customizable meeting rooms all bearing names of battles fought by the United States – Normandy, Midway, Flanders and Danang.