Cape May-Lewes Ferry officials recently announced that its famed lawn concert series at the Lewes ferry terminal has returned for the fifth consecutive summer season.
These free outdoor community concerts will be held on the spacious lawn next to the Lewes terminal building and will feature amazing cover bands. The concerts will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., every other Thursday from July 11 to Aug. 22. The terminal has plenty of free parking available and dock space for those who wish to come by boat.
“If you’re looking for a break from the ordinary, our free community concert series is for you,” said Yelena Kretova, Lewes terminal manager. “Great views, family-friendly environment and free live music – that’s an unbeatable combination. Come out and join us to relax, unwind, and have some fun!”
Carry-in alcoholic beverages are not permitted, but food and beverages can be purchased from the ferry’s outdoor bar and grill On the Rocks, the new Off-Centered On the Rocks waterfront park featuring Dogfish Head beers, or inside the Lewes passenger terminal. Attendees should bring beach towels or lawn chairs to relax on during the event and watch the Delaware Bay sunset. The concerts will be held rain or shine.
The Funsters will play July 11 and Aug. 22. With more than 20 years of performing history, the Funsters still bring the fun to every show. With a three-piece horn section, four lead vocalists and a guitarist, the Funsters play anything from Frank Sinatra to the Rolling Stones. For more information, go to www.thefunsters.net.
The Beat Tells, an exceptional Beatles tribute band, will perform July 25. The band members re-create the energy, excitement, fun, frolic, humor and dynamic musical production of the Beatles’ live performances from 1962-66. For more information, go to www.thebeattells.com.
Lower Case Blues will play Aug. 8. A beautiful fusion of blues-based rock woven together with jazz, deep percussion and bass melodies, this three-man band has been making music together for over 15 years. They have played across Delaware and the tri-state area bringing great music and energy. For more information, go to www.lowercaseblues.net.
More live entertainment will be featured at Off-centered On the Rocks this summer, from 5 to 7 p.m., every Tuesday, July 16 to Aug. 27.
Electric Velvet will play July 16 and Aug. 17. This four-man band has been performing in Rehoboth Beach and the Mid-Atlantic region for over 15 years. The band has been together since 1999 with a dance-driven style of upbeat songs and amazing acoustic covers of popular hits covering many eras. For more information, go to www.electricvelvetonline.com.
Ken Boulden and Rick Griffin will play July 30, Aug. 13 and Aug. 20. This duo is like an updated version of the Smothers Brothers, delivering fan-favorite country and classic rock songs from the ‘50s to the ‘70s along with modern pieces relatable to younger audiences. They also perform comedy skits in between songs with amazing talent, experience and great audience interaction.
Dale Teat will perform July 23 and Aug. 6. The front singer and manager of Dover-based band Glass Onion, he brings a sizzling solo performance with the rhythmic, upbeat tempo of his saxophone and piano duo playing covers from the 1950s to modern-day hits. For more information, go to www.glassonionband.com.
The Cape May-Lewes Ferry is owned and operated by the Delaware River and Bay Authority, a bi-state governmental agency created by compact in 1962. For schedule, rates and other program information, go to www.CMLF.com or call 800-643-3779.