The British are coming to the Cape May-Lewes Ferry terminal Thursday, July 30, for a bloody fun night.
Taking the stage from 6 to 8 p.m. for a socially distant concert will be the Brit Pack, a fab four well known for playing classics from The Beatles, Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Queen, Elton John, The Police and more. They have performed for company events at Google and YouTube, and even arranged music for major television events like the Oscars.
On display in the parking lot outside the concert will be more than a dozen British motorcars in conjunction with the British Car Club of Delaware.
“They got COVID’d out from doing their 25th car show this year, and we thought it would be a great combination,” said Lee Mikles, co-owner of Grain On The Rocks, the new restaurant at the ferry terminal. “People can come to hear cool British tunes and see cool British cars.”
The British Motorcar Show is typically held every May in Lewes. Like most other in-person events, this year’s show was canceled due to the pandemic. Still, a small group of British motorcar owners got together for a parade through Lewes May 2.
The concert is the second Rocking the Docks event at the ferry this summer. The outdoor green space at the ferry is set up with 12-by-12-foot socially distant blocks set 10 feet apart. Guests can have up to eight family members in each pod, and they can order food and drinks off a special menu online from their phones. Guests may bring their own chairs.
Mikles said he worked with Delaware River and Bay Authority and the state to develop a safe plan for the shows. Face coverings are required when not within a family’s designated area.
Rocking the Docks will continue Thursday, Aug. 6, with Pressing Strings of Annapolis, Md., and conclude with Hot Dogs & Gin of Endicott, N.Y., Thursday, Aug. 20. To reserve a space, purchase tickets or learn more about the concerts, go to www.rockingthedocks.com. Tickets are $40 per square and benefit Friends of Cape Henlopen State Park.