Matthew Ritter, Section Manager, Operations, Maintenance and Programming 302- 739-9187, firstname.lastname@example.org; or Caroline Foltz, Delaware State Parks, 302-739-9185, Caroline.Foltz@state.de.us
Free summer concert series
offers performances statewide
DOVER (June 19, 2014) – Six days a week this summer, music lovers can visit one of five different state parks to enjoy free concerts. DNREC’s Division of Parks and Recreation’s Summer Concert Series is back again this year, presenting a wide variety of family-friendly outdoor performances at Bellevue, Killens Pond, Trap Pond, White Clay Creek and Wilmington State Parks. The concert series will entertain audiences at 6:30 p.m. until Labor Day.
Bellevue State Park offers concerts on Sundays and Thursdays at the Bandshell through August 31. Upcoming concerts include the Philbillys (Modern Country) on June 22; Monkeys Before Men (Indie Blues Rock) on June 26; and on June 29, the 287th Army Band (Patriotic Music) will perform. Details are available at 302-761-6965.
Killens Pond State Park holds concerts every Friday through August 15 at the Sports Complex area. This week’s show will be Chris English (Blues) on June 20. Other bands playing will include Whirled Peas (American Roots) on June 27: and a special Fourth of July Concert, The Honeycombs (Oldies Style) on July 4 at 5:30 p.m. Refreshments will be sold by the Friends of Killens Pond State Park. Information is available at 302-284-4299.
Wilmington State Parks hosts concerts every Monday through August 11 at the Rockford Tower. The Concert Information Line is 302-222-7436. Upcoming concerts include Christina Havrilla on June 23 and a Singer/Songwriter Night on June 30 featuring Em McKeever and Matthew Halley (Acoustic/Folk) to kick off the summer.
Trap Pond State Park offers concerts on Saturdays through August 30 at the Baldcypress Nature Center. Upcoming concerts include Nadjah Nicole on June 21 and Rob E. as Elvis on July 5. There will be no concert June 28. Refreshments will be sold by the Trap Pond Partners. Information is available at 302-875-5163.
White Clay Creek State Park hosts concerts at the Carpenter Recreation Area every Wednesday through Sept. 3. The Creek series shows include, Oh Boy! A Tribute to Buddy Holly on June 25; Crabtowne Stompers, a US Naval Academy Band (Traditional New Orleans Brass fused with Modern Funk and Rock) on July 2; and Dukes of Destiny (Roots, Rhythm and Blues) on July 9. As a correction to the Summer Concert Program, this year’s Special Labor Day Concert at White Clay Creek, Leather and Lace: A Stevie Nicks Tribute, will be held on Sept. 1 at 3 p.m. Refreshments will be sold by the Friends of White Clay Creek. Concert information is available at 302-368-6560.
Normal park entrance fees are in effect at all parks. The Summer Concert Series is sponsored by Byler’s, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Winner Subaru Volkswagen, Wawa, Rommel’s ACE, McCabe’s Gourmet Market, Frederica Pizza and Pasta House, IT Media (PersonalLoans.com), Friends of Killens Pond, Friends of Bellevue State Park and Friends of White Clay Creek State Park.
Bellevue State Park is located at 800 Carr Road in Wilmington. Killens Pond State Park is located at 5025 Killens Pond Road in Felton. Wilmington State Park is located on Park Drive in Wilmington. Trap Pond State Park is located at 33587 Baldcypress Lane in Laurel. White Clay Creek State Park is located at 880 New London Road in Newark. A full concert line-up and additional information is available at: destateparks.com/SummerConcerts.
Vol. 44, No. 207