Bottle & Cork celebrates Jimmie Allen Day

August 22, 2020

Jimmie Allen Day was declared Aug. 13 at the Bottle & Cork in Dewey Beach. Speaker of the House Rep. Pete Schwartzkopf, D-Rehoboth Beach, presented Allen with a House of Representatives tribute recognizing his work for the Cape community. Schwartzkopf and Highway One owner Alex Pires spoke about Allen’s achievements over his career, rising from a local talent to having two No. 1 country songs.

“When Speaker Pete Schwartzkopf read the state Legislature's declaration, Jimmie let go a few tears and then graciously thanked everyone,” said Pires. “He's a major country music star now, but being recognized by his hometown friends and family was special."

“It’s a tribute recognizing his accomplishments,” said Schwartzkopf. “He’s a local man who has done good, and we’re very proud of him.”

“Jimmie has given so much back to our community,” said Highway One talent buyer/promoter Vikki Walls. “He will be coming back to do his annual Christmas show at the Rudder in December to benefit a Sussex County school.”

Plans are being made for Jimmie Allen’s first Bettie James Festival to be held at Hudson Fields in Jimmie’s hometown of Milton in summer 2021.


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