Rehoboth is Alive with the Sound of
Women’s FEST is the largest women’s event in the Mid-Atlantic region for good reason. In addition to sports, games, health screenings, speed dating, an art show, and an expo, we’ll be hosting some of the most popular and fun female musicians and comedians, and it’s going to be a boatload of fun. Whether you long to laugh until your belly hurts, are destined to dance the night away, or crave kicking back and being entertained, we have you covered. Go to camprehoboth.com for the latest details and ticket information, but here are your don’t-miss events:
Fri., April 28, 8 p.m., Rehoboth Beach Convention Center
Jen Kober is one funny lady. She won NPR’s Snap Judgement Comedic Performance of the Year for “Girl Scout Cookie Caper” (if you haven’t seen it, stop reading immediately and google it), which went viral instantly. She received the 2018 Comedic Performance of the Year for “Nana Vs. OJ,” and appeared on Netflix in 2019 in Dead to Me and RuPaul’s sitcom AJ & The Queen. Jen had audiences rolling in the aisles on The Righteous Gemstones on HBO, played a no-nonsense detective in The Purge on USA Network, and was a wacky science teacher in Diary of a Future President on Disney+.
In 2021 Jen’s momentum continued with a recurring role on American Horror Story, a guest appearance on Showtime’s Black Monday with Regina Hall and Don Cheadle, and a regular role on Apple TV’s new queer sitcom, The Browns. She is also featured in Audible’s Pride Special, Owning It. Last year she scored a hilarious guest starring role on the CBS sitcom How We Roll, starring Pete Holmes and Katie Lowes, and appeared with Jean Smart on the HBO hit series Hacks. This is an opportunity to see a top-tier comedian at the top of her game. Don’t miss it.
Mouths of Babes*†
Fri., April 28, 7 p.m., Rehoboth Beach Convention Center
Opening for Jen Kober will be the ever-popular Women’s FEST favorite Mouths of Babes. With more than a dozen albums and over a thousand shows between them, Ty Greenstein and Ingrid Elizabeth of Mouths of Babes are no strangers to the contemporary folk music scene. For years, their respective bands, Girlyman and Coyote Grace, captivated thousands of loyal fans as they crisscrossed the country, rocked festival main stages, and toured with the likes of the Indigo Girls and Dar Williams. Now, as Mouths of Babes, Ty and Ingrid have distilled the very best of the songwriting, musicianship, and humor of their previous groups into a new duo that brings more style and depth than ever before.
Onstage, Ty makes a quiet impression as a gifted lyricist, talented multi-instrumentalist, and magnetic presence. “The poignant honesty that Ty brings to [her] tunes gives them an emotional intensity that’s as bracing as it is moving,” says Relix Magazine. The Americana Gazette writes, “Ty’s practice of extending metaphors out toward a precipice keeps an unpredictable edge to her songs. Most writers would stop at the easy close. Ty jumps, leaving much to the imagination, to powerful effect.”
Ingrid, a natural performer, easily commands audiences with her larger-than-life sassiness and professional dancer’s grace. Curve Magazine calls her “the fiery redheaded bassist...the unabashed, unapologetic woman who isn’t afraid to yell it all from the rooftops.”
Fri., April 28, 4 p.m.,
Top of the Pines
Sat., April 30, 1:30 p.m., CAMP Rehoboth Elkins-Archibald Atrium
Regina’s acoustic-driven, singer/songwriter melodies are said to connect you to the everyday human condition. Called a vocal chameleon, Sayles belts and croons to the center of life’s heartstrings. In addition to performing more than 100 shows a year, Sayles has had the opportunity to open for Tret Fure and Ani DiFranco and played as a featured artist on the 2019 Melissa Etheridge Cruise.
Based in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, Regina tours whenever possible while remaining passionately dedicated to her loyal local fan base. In 2022, Regina toured Florida and Colorado and hopes to play a new state this year. When she’s not playing solo, she can be found joining the Craig Thatcher Band as a featured vocalist. In January 2023, Regina released her single, “Rollin’ in the Hay,” her first solo single release in 10 years. Regina will be releasing an EP of new music in the upcoming year, so keep an eye on Regina’s social media as well as reginasayles.com for details. But—first things first—snag a ticket to one of her Women’s FEST performances.
Sat., April 29, 3:30 p.m., CAMP Rehoboth Elkins-Archibald Atrium
Philadelphia-area native Christine Havrilla will bring her unique style back to Women’s FEST by popular demand. A self-taught musician, she uses “well-built, catchy, smart tunes” (Upstage Magazine) to connect with her audiences. The soft gritty texture of her vocals expresses warmth and honesty listeners quickly embrace, and is backed by aggressive, raw, trash-style guitar playing and looping. Christine tours nationally as a solo act as well as with her band Gypsy Fuzz. She is known for her spontaneous energy, soul-felt vibes, and the musical adventures she brings to the stage. Her recently released new single and EP, California Night, is a blend of 90s guitar and late-60s harmonies wrapped up in a catchy rocker about sharing the California coast and its memories. If you’re counting, that makes 13 albums and three EPs. Her music always has new twists and has been described as “a blend of 70s, 80s, and 90s rock delivered by the modern singer/songwriter.” According to What’s Up magazine, “Christine breaks out the gasoline and sets fire to the typical roots/folk genre with blazing guitars.”
Sat., April 29, 7 p.m., Rehoboth Beach Convention Center
Saturday night’s premier dance will be to the beat of GirlsRoom, a local all-female rock-and-roll band and DJ Peggy Castle. GirlsRoom consists of drummer Jill Brady, formerly of The Girlfriends, vocalist Barbara Phillips, bassist Terri Brady, guitarists Lois McDuffee, Glenda Diem, and Kathy Nace-Jones, who is returning just for this event. Between the band’s rocking sounds and DJ Peggy Castle’s brilliant song picks, everyone will be up and out on the floor. The Saturday night dance is Women’s FEST’s centerpiece event. Whether you’re there to celebrate with old friends or looking forward to meeting new friends, you are in for a spectacular evening.
Sat., April 29, 5 p.m.,
Top of the Pines
Sun., April 30, 4 p.m., CAMP Rehoboth Elkins-Archibald Atrium
Local author and humorist Fay Jacobs is returning to tell more tales as she continues to “age gracelessly.” Fay taps into universal themes with observational humor surrounding her attempts to navigate the seemingly never-ending challenges of modern life. Once again, hear the author’s insistence that nothing is ever so horrible if it’s worth the story you can tell. The stories are relatable to all and touch everyone’s heart and funny bone. These will be the last performances of “Aging Gracelessly: Still Rock ‘n Roll to Me” in Rehoboth, so be sure to catch one of them.
Mama’s Black Sheep
Sun., April 30, 12 - 3 p.m., Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats (closing party—open to all)
The Women’s FEST Closing Party will feature Mama’s Black Sheep, the hugely popular local band that covers all the bases, from country to soul and from pop to blues. A collaboration of singer-songwriters Ashland Miller (guitar/vocals) and Laura Cerulli (drums/vocals), this duo creates a blend of hit-worthy originals and covers with a unique spin. Bid a fond farewell to friends new and old at this last dance.
* Included in Women’s FEST pass
† Individual tickets available
CAMP Rehoboth Women’s FEST strives to create and maintain an inclusive and accessible environment that empowers all persons, including persons with disabilities, to participate in our event. If you or your companion have any needs related to accessibility, please contact Hope at Hope@phoenixaccessibilityteam.com.