Where to Enjoy Live Entertainment at the Beach
Some of our go-to stomping grounds for concerts, comedians and more.
Doug Phillips/The Freeman Stage
THEATERS & EVENT VENUES
These establishments are designed for live performances.
The downtown Milton landmark, which was built in 1901, has experienced a rebirth. A $2.5 million capital campaign starts in July.
Next up: Psychic medium Deanna Fitzpatrick on Friday, June 22; Black Sabbath Tribute on Saturday, June 23
110 Union St., Milton • 684-3038
The professional acting company is responsible for up to 150 performances a season, most of which take place in the dedicated downtown Rehoboth theater.
Next up: The Rocky Horror Picture Show from June 26–Sept. 1; Footloose from June 29–Aug. 28
20 Baltimore Avenue, Rehoboth Beach • 227-2270
The bar is best known as a concert venue that attracts national acts.
Next up: The Legwarmers on Friday, June 22; Badfish, a tribute to Sublime, on June 27; Chris Lane on June 29; Maxi Priest on July 1
1807 DE-1, Dewey Beach • 227-7272
This al fresco performing arts venue near Fenwick Island hosts well-known acts such as the Gin Blossoms, the Beach Boys, Cheap Trick and Vince Gill. However, as part of its mission, it also showcases local/regional acts and children's entertainers.
Next up: Chris Janson on Friday, June 22; Simply Diamond on Saturday, June 23
31750 Lake View Dr., Selbyville • 436-3015
BARS & RESTAURANTS
Several bars and restaurants amp it up around and after the dinner hour. Here are some examples.
Both locations offer entertainment including karaoke, trivia nights and live music.
Next up: Press Play, a rock ‘n’ roll band, on Saturday, June 23, in Milton; Dirty Deal Blues on Saturday, June 23, in Lewes
105 Union St, Milton • 684-8889
213 Anglers Rd, Lewes • 645-6888
The Lewes location has a stage in the bar area for performers.
Next up: Electric Smoke on Friday, June 22; Nate Myers & the Aces on Saturday, June 23
18385 Coastal Hwy., Lewes • 644-2500
Between sipping microbrews, eating burgers and watching the kids play in the fenced backyard, you can listen to music.
Next up: Clifford Keith Trio on Friday, June 22; Bettenro on Saturday, June 23
36707 Crooked Hammock Way, Lewes • 644-7837
Performers take the expansive stage at 10 p.m. in the new building, which has a sound system designed for bands.
Next up: White Demin on Friday, June 22; Braxton Hicks on Saturday, June 23
320 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth • 226-2739
Like the orange crushes and Bloody Mary bar, the live music at The Starboard is part of its character.
Next up: Kristen & the Noise on Saturday, June 23; The Redd Hotts on Deck and Kristen & Johnny on Sunday, June 24
2009 Coastal Hwy., Dewey Beach • 227-4600
The large stage, deck seating and multiple bars are part of this bayside restaurant’s appeal.
Next up: The Rockets on Friday, June 22; Love Seed Mama Jump on Saturday, June 23
113 Dickins St., Dewey Beach • 227-3888
There are multiple stages, so up to three acts can perform on Fridays or Saturdays.
Next up: The Girlfriends, Katelyn Christine and Evolution X on Friday, June 22; Lower Case Blues and Garden State Radio on Saturday, June 23
27344 Bay Rd., Long Neck • 945-4500
BANDSTANDS & PARKS
Many coastal towns feature free concerts in summer. Check out these websites for more information: