Bandstand & Beach Activities
Welcome to the Bethany Beach Seaside Concert Series!
We invite you to take advantage of all the fun, free entertainment this resort town has to offer!
Bandstand performances take place on Thursday nights in the summer and Saturday and Sunday nights in September and October. Summer Wednesdays will feature "Kids Nights" in July and the occasional rain date.
Summer concerts typically begin at 7:30 p.m. Fall concerts will begin at 6:30 p.m. Shows offer something for everyone - from rock and pop to country, jazz, and anything in between. Bench seating is provided free of charge, but it is limited. Since seating is first-come first-served, we ask that you don't save full benches in the hours leading up to show times. We encourage audience members to bring their own chairs.
In addition to our Seaside Concert Series, we will also host movies and bonfires on the beach. All events are weather dependent and subject to beach conditions.
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For questions about town happenings, call Events Director Julie Malewski at 302-539-8011, ext. 123.
Thursday, June 1, 7:30
Rob Benton is a Boston musician and entertainer, now based out of Key West. He appeared on NBC’s America’s Got Talent and tours worldwide. Don’t miss this high-energy show!
Red Dirt Revolution
Thursday, June 8, 7:30
When you need your country fix, look no further than RDR. This Baltimore-based country act delivers your favorite hits with a driving dual guitar sound and pinpoint harmony vocals.
The Uptown Band
Thursday, June 15, 7:30
Since 2006, The Uptown Band has been an AWARD-WINNING PREMIER CHOICE as the featured act at over 2000 shows. Based in Reading, PA, the group has earned a solid reputation as one of the country's most versatile and respected live bands, playing music from the ‘50s to today.
Thursday, June 22, 7:30
Seven veteran musicians with a true passion for the music, bring all the original excitement to both a new generation and to those who experienced it the first time.
From the Eagles and Fleetwood Mac, to Queen and Led Zeppelin, to Studio 54 and CBGB, 70s Flashback's stellar vocal harmonies and note-for-note musical recreations deliver every nuance and feeling of the original recordings.
This high-energy show continues to have audiences on their feet and reliving the promise of the grooviest music ever written.
Dan & Dan Band
Thursday, June 29, 7:30
Few bands even attempt to cover the unique stylings of such artists like the Dave Matthews Band, Coldplay, John Mayer, and Counting Crows. The Dan & Dan Band does it so well you may believe you're seeing and hearing these bands live in concert.
The 287th Army Band
Sunday, July 2, 7:30
The 287th Army Band’s concert band offers a variety of music including well-known marches and Americana music. You’ll also hear popular tunes and some Dixieland brass fun for everyone. The 287th is one of the marching bands featured in the Bethany Beach Fourth of July parade. Be sure to cheer them on!
Mike Hines & The Look
Tuesday, July 4, 7:30
Mike Hines, also known as Mike Hines &The Look, is a high energy dance band that plays R&B, hip hop, pop, old school funk along with a small taste of Motown and disco. This band always gets the crowd involved and performs like there’s no tomorrow. They’re the ultimate party band. When they play, nobody sits down.
The Independence Day fireworks will follow their performance.
Wednesday, July 5, 6:00
Mr. Jon & Friends makes music for kids and their families that inspires fun, laughter, and dancing. Mr. Jon plays over 200 shows a year for kids, sharing the stage with bands like The Pop Ups and The Imagination Movers. His act is an interactive musical comedy show for the whole family.
The Little Mermen
Wednesday, July 5, 7:00
This is the ultimate Disney tribute concert for Disney fanatics of all ages. The band’s repertoire covers nearly a century of musical canon, including favorites from The Little Mermaid, Mary Poppins, Frozen, and Encanto. The group performs in full costume with band members dressing up as characters from the films. They tour nationally and have recently shared festival stages with Stevie Nicks, Green Day and Joan Jett. The Little Mermen invite you to be their guest for a magical experience jam-packed with nostalgic fun and rockin’ sing-alongs!
US Army Band Downrange
Thursday, July 6, 7:30
Downrange supports the men and women of the Armed Services through popular music while reaching all audiences, young and old, with their continuously up-to-date repertoire of rock, pop, country, R & B, and inspirational signature patriotic arrangements that are popular with all listeners.
Wednesday, July 12, 7:30
Kelsey Rae and 2b1 have traveled the globe with their inspiring message through song and dance. From Africa to Mongolia and coast to coast, their performance entertains the entire family. Recycled instruments, classic music, and world-class break dancing will ensure an evening of energy and fun!
The Rock Orchestra
Thursday, July 13, 7:30
The Rock Orchestra is the Delaware Valley's premier tribute group. Its goal is to present recreations of studio recordings by classic artists live on stage - either performing career retrospectives, or a series of complete albums performed live. Utilizing an incredible talent pool of local musicians and priding itself on note-for-note recreations of selected works by various artists in the rock realm, TRO provides a live experience like no other.
Burn the Jukebox
Wednesday, July 19, 7:30
Burn the Jukebox is a powerhouse made up of four teenagers with an insatiable passion for music. These talented musicians, ranging in age from 15 to 16 years old, have spent countless hours perfecting their craft and mastering your favorite hits from the last five decades.
From classic hits to modern anthems, Burn the Jukebox knows how to get the crowd moving and keep them on their feet all night long. These young musicians are breathing new life into old favorites and forging a unique sound that is all their own. Burn the Jukebox is a band that truly embodies the spirit of rock and roll, with infectious energy and a magnetic stage presence that leaves audiences begging for more.
With 5 original songs on Spotify, the band is recording their first full album and planning their first national tour. Members of BTJ have been on National Broadway tours, Off-Broadway, and National T.V. With three incredible lead singers, the band has gone super viral on social media with over 200 million views on with a rapidly expanding fan base of over 400K followers.
Thursday, July 20, 7:30
High Noon is the East Coast's Premier Southern Rock tribute band featuring hits from Lynyrd Skynyrd, Allman Brothers, Marshall Tucker, Molly Hatchet, the Outlaws, and much more. Journey back to a golden age of live music, and experience once again the raw power of all your favorite anthems from the founding fathers of Southern rock.
The Teenage Satellites
Wednesday, July 26, 7:30
The Teenage Satellites are a pop/rock/alternative band from Lewes /Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, raging in ages from 12 to 15.
The band formed in December 2021 with Jamie, Brayden, and Jase. Deciding they needed a lead singer, they reached out to Anna who came to a practice and the four of them meshed well. The quartet practiced 3 times that first week and headed out to a "Young Musicians Showcase" where they played well and received some good feedback. The Teenage Satellites were born.
A week later, they booked their first gig, and when a conflict arose, the band reached out to Jasper with plans for him to fill in for Jamie for the night. The five of them practiced together for a month preparing for the show. As fate would have it, the conflict was canceled and all 5 played the show. Afterwards, Jasper joined the band for good, and there were now 5 Satellites.
Thursday, July 27, 7:30
"Laissez Les Bon Temps Roulers!" or "Let The Good Times Roll!" with Zydeco-a-Go-Go, the Mid-Atlantic's #1 Zydeco Band. Creole Zydeco and Cajun 2-steps combine with funky New Orleans rhythm & blues and vintage Louisiana Rock & Roll into a spicy gumbo of irresistible dance music. In honor of Periers Day, they will perform a medley of the U.S. and French National Anthems.
Lower Case Blues
Thursday, August 3, 7:30
Since 2003 Lower Case Blues has been giving Delaware and the tri-state area some of the best blends of blues and rock music.
Blues is a genre which has been evolving and expanding since the early 1900’s… Lower Case Blues plays a modern, energetic style blues while still remaining true to its roots. Influences ranging from Hard Rockin Blues to New Orleans Funk with a mix of Jazz and Soul.Lower Case Blues is a group that thrives on improvisation and crowd response. Jake Banaszak’s guitar style wails, cries, sings, and shreds while BJ Muntz’s soulful voice and funky bass lines will blow your mind!! The band has shared the stage with greats such as Buddy Guy, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Los Lonely Boys, Robert Randolph and was selected as Best Band in Delaware 2009 in Delaware Today Magazine.
The Jets: The Music of Sir Elton John
Thursday, August 10, 7:30
The Jets is a high energy, fully packed tribute to Sir Elton John, featuring not only the hits but also rare favorites for the diehard fans. The Jets will take you on a musical journey from the Elton John Album to Too Low for Zero and beyond!
Great entertainment for people of any age and for those who may not even be that familiar with Elton John. Dance to the sounds of Baltimore’s own piano man, Josh Christina and some of the most talented musicians in the Baltimore/DC area.
The Jets, led by Christina, take their music and performances seriously. Christina is backed by band members who have toured the world, appeared on national television, secured brand endorsements and more. He himself has toured the states and abroad and has even performed on Ireland’s “Late, Late Show”! He has recorded four solo albums and recorded in both Nashville and Memphis, working with the same producers and musicians that helped shape the iconic sounds of Dolly Parton, Jerry Lee Lewis, Charlie Rich, Chuck Berry and more! The Jets are the real deal; no gags, no gimmicks, no duck costumes (even though that’s legendary). They are simply all about paying tribute to the music of Sir Elton John. Their mission: To faithfully recreate the sound of Elton in concert in the 21st century featuring the same high energy rocking piano and rocking band!
The Jets: The Music of Sir Elton John…no imitations, no gimmicks…just the raw talent and energy Elton live!
Jesse Garron's Tribute to Elvis
Thursday, August. 17, 7:30
Jesse Garron fills a void for those who have never seen an Elvis concert and brings back memories for those that have. Jesse uses the name of Elvis’ twin brother who died at birth - in the most respectful way. He knows there was only one Elvis. His show is a tribute to the man and his legacy that takes audiences on a musical journey into the '70s concert years when Elvis was the King of Rock & Roll. Jesse was named, “The Closest Thing to the King” by a reporter who saw his live concert back when he first started. The term stuck and to this day is reinforced by audiences after every show.
Since his first tribute performance in 1997, Jesse has grown to serve venues across the country performing to sold out audiences. He has been invited to perform for the U.S.Embassy in Algiers and caught the attention of legendary Elvis guitarist, James Burton, after a performance in Louisiana. Even those with close personal ties to the Presley family are impressed by the likeness. This professional show has prompted billboards, radio interviews, television promotions, and feature articles in print media nationwide. In 2019, Jesse was inducted into the International Elvis Tribute Artist Hall of Fame for his dedication to keeping Elvis' legacy alive.
USAF Max Impact
Thursday, August 24, 7:30
Max Impact is the official rock/pop music ensemble of the United States Air Force. Stationed at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, D.C., it is one of six musical ensembles that form The U.S. Air Force Band. Featuring six active-duty musicians, Max Impact regularly presents high-intensity performances throughout the nation and abroad. The ensemble supports events at the White House, State Department, Department of Defense, and numerous other high-level military and civilian functions to advance international diplomacy with America’s allies and strategic partners.
In addition to entertaining military and civilian audiences in the United States, Max Impact thrills service members with its trademark hard-rocking musical versatility at forward-deployed locations. These performances are a much-needed “taste of home” that bolster troop morale and esprit de corps for military members stationed worldwide. Additionally, the band supports the Air Force and its local communities by creating innovative projects and performances which capitalize on the latest in multimedia music production. At home or abroad, their high-energy performances assist in enhancing troop morale, building partnerships with local, national, and international communities, increasing recruiting and retention efforts, and inspiring patriotism through the power of music.
Larger Than Life
Thursday, August 31, 7:30
Saturday, September 2, 7:30
Kategory 5 is a classic rock band covering the best of rock, blues, R&B and pop music from the 1970s (give or take a decade). With female and male lead vocals, keyboards, and dual lead guitarists, killer bass and drums, Kategory 5 is able to perform the most challenging music from the classic rock era.
Sunday, September 3, 7:30
Still Surfin' is a professional Beach Boys tribute. Just like the original Beach Boys, they include the songs from other great '60s surf bands like Jan and Dean, The Ventures, Dick Dale, and The Safaris and play all the great car songs too.
Saturday, September 16, 6:30
BEATLEMANIA AGAIN", relives the Music, the Magic and the Mania of The Beatles live on stage. The show chronologically traces The Beatles career from their debut on the Ed Sullivan Show in 1964, to their psychedelic era and the release of the mind blowing Sgt. Pepper album, to their last -ever live concert on the rooftop of Apple records in 1969. The show features over 30 of The Beatles greatest hits performed live on stage along with 3 amazing costume changes. To add to the authenticity, "BEATLEMANIA AGAIN" uses the same musical instruments that the Beatles used in the 1960s such as Hofner Bass Guitars, Rickenbacker Guitars, Gretsch Guitars, Vox Amplifiers and Black Oyster Pearl Ludwig Drums.
This show has excited audiences throughout the United States and Canada, and has shared the stage with highly talented artists such as BJ Thomas, The Grass Roots, The Lovin Spoonful, Chubby Checker, The Turtles, Max Weinberg and many more!
Broadway At The Beach
Sunday, September 17, 6:30
Jennifer Hope Wills
Jennifer Hope Wills is originally from Ocean City, MD where her parents owned and operated a theatre company for over 20 years (Parker Productions). Since that time she spent almost another 20 years living and working out of New York City. She spent nearly four years starring as Christine in The Phantom of the Opera performing the role nearly 1000 times. Other Broadway credits include her critically-acclaimed portrayal of Eileen in Wonderful Town opposite Brooke Shields (New Broadway Cast recording), The Woman in White and Disney's Beauty & the Beast. Off Broadway Jennifer appeared as Della in A Tree Grows in Brooklyn at City Center Encores! She has starred in over 40 productions at top regional theaters including favorites such as Brigadoon, My Fair Lady, Sound of Music, Camelot, Showboat, The Music Man, Finian's Rainbow, and Aspects of Love. NYC concerts at Town Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, and Joe's Pub. Headlined with Omaha, Houston, Portland, Austin, and Roanoke Symphonies to name a few. She has returned home to the Eastern Shore where her most important role is mom to Vincent.
Notes on the Beach
Pianist Glenn Pearson and bassist Jeff Cooper have been friends and professional musicians for over 40 years. After meeting in high school in Washington, D.C., they formed their first band and then attended Peabody Conservatory of Music togehter. After graduating, Jeff focused on musical theater while Glenn concetrated on piano performance. Even with their different musical directions, they always returned to their true passion - engaging audiences with their talent, wit, and style to share their love of iconic American music. You may have heard Jeff at the Kennedy Center, National and Ford's Theaters, Wolf Trap, as well as performing on Broadway. As a bandleader and solo pianist, Glenn has performed at the White House, Vice President's residence, Kennedy Center, countless embassies, galleries, and private homes.
They will be joined by Ken Schleifer on drums. Ken has performed as a drummer/percussionist for many musical organizations around the Delmarva Region including the Possum Point Players, Clear Space Theater Company, The Southern Delaware Choral Society, CAMP Rehoboth Chorus, Paul Cullen & Friends, , Dickens Parlour Theatre Productions, Musical Theatre Productions at the Milton Theatre, and the Capital Ringers.
Saturday, September. 23, 6:30
It takes an extraordinary singer to cover every style of music that Linda Ronstadt performed during her illustrious 40+ year career. Gesenia Gerena grew up in a bilingual household, singing both Spanish and English songs since her earliest days. With her 6-piece band of world-class musicians (some of whom have backed such notables as Aretha Franklin, Smokey Robinson, and Andrea Bocelli), she brings a remarkably authentic experience to every show.
From the beloved Blue Bayou and powerful You're No Good, to the soulful Eagles ballad Desperado, standards such as I've Got a Crush on You and even chart-topping Spanish tunes such as Perfidia, Gesenia doesn't just channel Ronstadt's vibrant sound. She embodies her very spirit (indeed, so much so, that three of Ms. Ronstadt's own former band members now endorse the band and two of them are co-producing the group's upcoming album.
Love Seed Mama Jump
Sunday, September 24, 6:30
Love Seed Mama Jump is a six-piece rock band from Dewey Beach, Delaware. Their music is described as guitar-driven pop rock — a blend of modern beats and melodic hooks delivered with powerful, impassioned vocals. LSMJ has released 5 CD’s and sold over 100,000 copies independently. Their music has been featured on MTV, ESPN, ABC, and Microsoft’s X-Box Project Gotham Racing video game.
With a reputation as one of the most energetic and engaging live shows on the East Coast, Love Seed has earned the title of “The Official Rock Band of the Washington Redskins” and play at FedEx Field after every home Redskins game.
The band has shared the stage with such notable acts as Dave Matthews, The Beach Boys, Beck, Matchbox-20 and Fuel and the B-52’s, to name a few. Through hard work and a do-it-yourself attitude, Love Seed continues to entertain fans far and wide with their novel brand of high-energy rock and roll.
Saturday, September 30, 6:30
Jimmy Charles has made a national name for himself with compelling original material and toured the country opening for Lady A, Montgomery Gentry, Kip Moore, Travis Tritt, Josh Turner, Merle Haggard and more.
The Ocean City, Maryland native headed to Nashville to pursue his music after graduating from Towson University. He tried out for Nashville Star along with 40,000 other people and made it to the Top 50. Jimmy would go on to earn a unanimous vote ticket to “Hollywood” as a Season 9 American Idol contestant – and prove once again that he has the talent to make it as an entertainer with the power to impact countless lives. Jimmy spent many years paying his dues playing up to 12 shows a week in the Honky Tonks of Nashville and touring the country playing bars, festivals, and other venues for little money.
While the singer/songwriter found early success in 2014 with his first single, “Whatever It Takes,” picked up nationwide by iHeart radio, it’s the power of “Superman” that solidified his place in the spotlight. Written for ZERO the End of Prostate Cancer to promote awareness with bandmate Goose Gossett and cancer survivor/mentor Phil Shulka, the song’s companion video premiered on CMT, trending in the #1 spot for over a week, with over 5,000 shares its first day on the site. The clip also aired on GAC, ZUUS (now known as The Country Network) and Heartland, instantly putting Jimmy front and center before hundreds of thousands of fans. Jimmy’s next release, “Bout Summertime” showcased his more adventurous and carefree side and landed him on the MusicRow Chart. .
Jimmy’s latest music video release for "Hard way to Go” premiered with CMT and climbed to #1 on The Country Network! The video was paired with an outreach program with National partners American Addiction Centers, Vertava Health and other addiction awareness non-profits to help reach those battling addiction. To date the effort has helped over 60 people commit to the road to recovery and get the treatment they need.
A national spokesman for ZERO the End of Prostate Cancer since 2014, Jimmy was named Outstanding Young Tennessean (2017) for his work against the disease and his many other philanthropic gestures. He then went on to win the National Ten Outstanding Young Americans (TOYA) honor in 2019. An accolade given to former Presidents, Scientists, Military Heroes and Elvis himself. Jimmy formed his own non-profit, #IAMNOTALONE, which focuses on the strength and well-being of all cancer survivors making sure they never feel alone.
Jimmy’s successes continue today, winning Nashville Industry Music Awards “Male Country Artist of the Year” and “Song of the Year” for “Never Had a Bad Day” and most recently "Male Entertainer of the Year" International Singer Songwriter Awards. Jimmy Charles is an artist to watch.
Hot Sauce Band
Sunday, October 1, 6:30
Hot Sauce Band was formed by front man and maestro David Aman. David grew up in Italy and Spain and studied Spanish guitar in Madrid. This party band plays Latin music of all types from Mexico to Venezuela to Brazil and of course the music of Spain.
Angry Young Band
Billy Joel Tribute
Saturday, October 7, 6:30
This Billy Joel Tribute is a high-energy, seven-piece band covering the Billy Joel catalog from Cold Spring Harbor through River of Dreams. The show mixes deep cuts and fan favorites with everyone’s favorite chart-topping hits and classic songs.
Sunday, October 8, 6:30
Are you ready to go back in time and relive the glory days of the 80s? Look no further than Jimmies Flashback Band! With their electrifying performances and authentic sound, this band will transport you straight back to the era of big hair, neon colors, and iconic music. From classic hits by Bruce Springsteen and Tom Petty to rock anthems by Queen and Aerosmith, Jimmies Flashback Band has it all. Their talented musicians and high-energy stage presence will have you dancing and singing along in no time. Don't miss your chance to experience the ultimate 80s throwback with Jimmies Flashback Band.
The Fabulous Dialtones
Saturday, October 14, 6:30
The Fabulous Dialtones are a classic rock cover band based in the metropolitan Washington, DC area. This set will feature acoustic top 40 hits from the 1950s, 60s, 70s and 80s. Originally formed by employees of MCI Telecommunications in 1996, these musicians play many of your favorite classic rock songs plus a few originals.
Sunday, October 15, 6:30
Originating in 2004 as a high school stage band led by retired high school band director Mark Marvel, Over Time is known for bringing a unique style to classic rock hits and to popular music of today.
Saturday, October 21, 6:30
Quiet Fire is a dynamic and powerful live show band with a 30-year history of performing old school soul and R&B that will have you jamming and dancing all night long.
Rick K Road Trip
Sunday, October 22, 6:30
Acclaimed as “America’s Most Exciting Show Band”, Rick K. Road Trip has performed in over 36 states across the U.S. In 2012 the act traveled internationally with a tour of Russia proving great music is universal!
Performing an exciting and unique blend of high energy rock n’ roll from the 1960s through today, Rick K. brings a Las Vegas professionalism and class to every venue. From Beatles to KC & The Sunshine Band, Four Tops to Santana, Enrique Iglesias to Michael Buble, there is something for everyone.
Not just another “cover band’, Rick K. Road Trip make each song their own with a flashy and exciting rendition of the greatest rock n’ roll hits of all time. A rock n’ roll revue beyond compare!
From Las Vegas to New York, corporate to the fairgrounds, Rick K. Road Trip brings one-of- a- kind entertainment to your event. It’s a show you don’t want to miss.
The Hathway Brothers
Saturday, October 28, 6:30
Formed in October 2016, the Hathway Brothers are made up of biological siblings Joe, Jude, James, and Tim Hathway. The brothers each play multiple instruments and use three and four-part harmonies to create the perfect blend of old rock and new pop.
Based in the DC area, they have a storied history of live performances and professional recording sessions. This popular rockin’ band of young brothers will bring you back to your favorite tunes from the 60’s to the 90’s, and perform some of their own catchy hits from their debut album, Sounds From the Basement. Their second album is currently in the works.
The 19th Street Band
Sunday, October 29, 6:30
Characterized by high energy and strong vocal harmonies, The 19th Street Band bridges the musical traditions of country and roots from Ireland to the Appalachia with their eclectic gypsy-rock spirit leaping from the stage. The charismatic vibe that Caolaidhe Davis (guitar player/vocalist) blends with fiddle/mandolin player/vocalist/partner-in-crime, Meghan Davis, creates a joy-filled chemistry that no crowd can resist. Add to the mix the highly talented rhythm section, Greg Hardin (bass) & Patty Dougherty (drums), and this band will have everyone addicted.
The 19th Street Band has entertained crowds at festivals such as DelFest, Charm City Bluegrass Festival, National Cherry Blossom Festival, Iowa Irish Festival and the Maryland Irish Festival. Overseas, the band has been featured as a regular artist at the Open House Festival in Bangor, Northern Ireland and the Dunmore East Bluegrass Festival as they tour annually to Ireland and the UK. Their lively shows have packed the house at venues such as the 9:30 Club, The Hamilton, The Birchmere, State Theatre (DC), The Avalon Theatre, The Empire Music Hall in Belfast, and Hill Country BBQ in NYC & DC. They have had the honor of opening for Asleep at the Wheel, Rodney Atkins, Chuck Mead, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, Kitchen Dwellers, Town Mountain and many more.
The band’s newest album, Diamond in the Rough, was chosen as ‘Album of the Month’ on West
Norfolk Radio, selected as a finalist for the DC Wammie Awards and has received air play on numerous radio stations throughout the UK. It includes three songs that were co-written by the late, great Philip Donnelly and John Prine. Donnelly invited the band to record these songs with him in Tipperary, Ireland.