REHOBOTH BEACH, DE (DNTV): When the musicians start tuning up the rock, funk, patriotic, and rhythm and blues sounds at the bandstand, you know that the summer season has arrived in Rehoboth Beach!
Memorial Day weekend kicks off the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand Summer Concert Series with high-energy dance band Mike Hines & the Look performing Friday, May 26; the US Navy Cruisers taking the stage Saturday, May 27; and Jimi Smooth & Hit Time rounding out the holiday weekend on Sunday, May 28.
After that, the season kicks into high gear Friday, June 9, with FREE performances at 8 pm every weekend evening through the Saturday of Labor Day weekend and including a July 4 concert with the 287th Army Band.
The remaining 2023 schedule showcases a range of musical genres, including party, country, big band, southern rock, military, and even rock-opera. The schedule has a high-energy focus with dance and horn bands, such as Good Shot Judy, The Heat & the Cold Sweat Horns, The Whiskey Crows, and the Texas Chainsaw Horns, that will have everyone on their feet.
In addition, various tribute bands, paying homage to artists like Journey, Diana Ross, Neil Diamond, Elvis, Van Halen, Eagles, Allman Brothers, Santana, and Neil Young, will perform audience favorites. The final concert of the 2023 season on Saturday, September 2, will feature Beach Boys tribute band Still Surfin’. The full lineup is available online.
“We’re excited for our 61st year of offering free concerts to our residents and visitors,” says Bandstand Program Director Corey Groll. “We have listened to what our audience wants and know what brings people out to our stage. We are certain to have something for everyone at the bandstand this year.”