The Town of Bethany Beach’s much-anticipated concert series will move forward in compliance with CDC guidelines and Delaware Division of Public Health approval. The Poseidon Festival and the Seaside Craft Show have been postponed to 2022.
Bandstand concerts will be presented once a week instead of three nights on summer weekends. Concerts will take place at 7:30 p.m., Thursdays during the summer, and at 6:30 p.m., Saturdays in September and October. As per CDC guidelines, unvaccinated people will be required to wear a mask and maintain 6 feet of social distance if not with immediate family, and those vaccinated and not wearing masks must maintain social distance of 3 feet if not with immediate family. Bringing chairs is allowed.
The lineup will feature an eclectic mix of genres from country to rock and everything in between. The first show June 10 will showcase the Uptown Band, an award-winning, versatile group with a mix of lead vocalists encouraging audience members to clap and sing along to music from the past 70 years. Modern country favorite Triple Rail Turn will return to the stage June 17, followed by the professional choral stylings of the USAF Singing Sergeants June 24.
July will begin to introduce choice tribute bands including High Noon’s nod to southern rock, Larger Than Life’s salute to boy bands, and Real Diamond’s re-creation of the Neil Diamond experience. Still Surfin’s Beach Boys tribute and Jesse Garron’s Tribute to Elvis, which normally appear Labor Day weekend, will be featured during the Thursday night schedule. This year, Folsom Prison Revival will kick off the fall shows Saturday, Sept. 4, with a performance of Johnny Cash hits. Other fall tributes feature Rondstadt Revue’s world-class, six-piece band whose show has the backing of former Linda Ronstadt bandmates. New to the Bethany lineup will be the ultimate Journey tribute by Separate Ways the Band.
Although the Fourth of July parade has been canceled, there will be entertainment all week long including fireworks, pending council approval, Monday, July 5. The 287th Army Band will play Big Band, Broadway, and patriotic tunes Sunday, July 4.
Local favorite Love Seed Mama Jump will bring on the dance party July 5.
Bonfires on the beach are being moved to 8 to 10 p.m., Fridays in October. Movies on the beach will stay the same, at dusk Mondays on the beach off Garfield Parkway June 7 through Aug. 23, and Fridays, Sept. 3, 17, and 24, at the Bandstand.
All shows are free and sponsored by the Town of Bethany Beach.
For full details, go to townofbethanybeach.com.