Jazz is in the Air - October 10 - 14
There are so many jazz lovers in the area that two big jazz organizations are in town for the annual Jazz weekend, October 10-14. All day long, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday throughout town there are ticketed and non-ticketed performances at a host of venues. It’s impossible to be in Rehoboth, Dewey, or Lewes on Jazz Fest Weekend and miss the jazz vibe. And don’t forget, on Sunday, October 14, the CAMP Rehoboth Block Party will be in full swing, too.
The Delaware Celebration of Jazz
This is a locally created non-profit which has been celebrating jazz in town for almost 30 years. Thursday night through Sunday, they will host shows at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center, the Performing Theater at Rehoboth Beach Elementary School, the Rusty Rudder, the Performing Arts Theater at Cape Henlopen High School, Epworth United Methodist Church, and multiple Dogfish Head sites.
The line-up for 2018 includes Brian Culbertson, Art Sherrod Jr and the ASJ Orchestra presenting “Mo-JAZZ: When Motown Meets Jazz,” JJ Sansaverino, Gerald Albright, Incognito featuring Maysa, Mindi Abair and the Boneshakers, Keiko Matsui with the Ebony Strings, Kim Waters and Marion Meadows, Nick Colionne, Eric Darius and Selina Albright, Eric Roberson, the Urban Jazz Coalition, and lots more. For more information and tickets, check out their website. ▼
True Blue Too
TRUE BLUE JAZZ Inc. is a second nonprofit organization producing a fest in town and this is their sixth year. They feature songs of the Great American Standards Songbook from 1900 to now, from the birth of the Blues and Dixieland to popular tunes of the day. Their venues include The Atlantic Sands Hotel, Clear Space Theatre, the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand, Saleros, and more.
The line-up includes Bobby Sanabria and Ascension, Wycliffe Gordon and the Mid-Atlantic Jazz All-Stars, Lawrence “Lipbone” Redding, and much more.
Close to home, the True Blue Jazz Festival will host a Director’s Screening Room, located at CAMP Rehoboth Community Center, from Thursday, October 11 to Saturday, October 13, showcasing films, jazz documentaries, art, and photography. For tickets and information, reach them at their website.▼
The Beach Is Going to the Dogs
Join the Golden Jubilee—September 28-30
On the weekend of September 28-30, there will be a “Golden Jubilee” in Dewey. No, it’s not the town’s golden anniversary or anything like that—it’s a jubilee for the beloved dog breed, the Golden Retriever.
Previous years have brought close to 200 goldens to the area, with the pups running blissfully free on the beach, chasing tennis balls, and swimming together in the surf. This year, might it be possible to beat the headcount at the July jubilee in Scotland, which attracted 361 goldens, assembling to celebrate the breed’s 150th anniversary?
The “Gold” Rush begins on Friday night at the Rehoboth Bandstand for a furry meet and greet—not on the boardwalk (not permitted) but throughout town. There’s a pet costume parade, with prizes, and a strut around Rehoboth.
On Saturday there’s a romp on the beach at Van Dyke Street with speakers, photos, prizes, and more, ending the day with the jubilee signature event, the beach bonfire. All of this is followed by a Sunday morning Poop Patrol Beach Sweep, just in case….
Organizers are asking Golden Retriever owners to be certain to check in at the Hyatt in Dewey. Numbers are important if the Dewey Jubilee group hopes to beat Scotland’s record of 361 goldens at their gathering! For more information about this free event celebrating the breed, check out their website. ▼
Wings & Wheels 2018
October 6 in Georgetown
Lots to do! New 50s-inspired Friday night dinner show. Perhaps the largest contingent of WWII aircraft ever assembled at Delaware Coastal Airport. It’s wheels up fun at the Delaware Coastal Airport in Georgetown DE on October 6. Saturday’s free event runs from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., beginning with an opening ceremony including the national anthem and presentation of colors by the Sussex Central JROTC Color Guard. Events at the airport throughout the day include a vintage aircraft fly-in, a car show, featured speakers, live entertainment, and craft and food vendors. The fan-favorite Flour Bombing Competition will return, as well as the Official Naval Academy Parachute Team. For car show registration information or other information, check out their website. ▼
Gather with the Greyhounds! October 4-7
Animal lovers always delight in the October 4-7 “Greyhounds Reach the Beach Weekend” at the coast. Locals and visitors who have Greyhound companions or folks who just love these majestic and affectionate animals, descend on the Rehoboth and Dewey beaches in droves to frolic with their canines.
The event puts humans and hounds together for social gatherings, a silent auction, a Beer and Biscuit Mixer, and lots of other activities. The best part is that there are packs of these graceful animals parading all around town. The event creates awareness of the need for foster and adoptive homes for the dogs and raises funds to help in that effort.
The Hyatt Place Hotel in Dewey plays host to the gathering, including a welcome party with music, vendors, and much more. There will be a bonfire at Read Street beach and boat tours, culminating Sunday in a Greyhound parade on the Rehoboth Boardwalk. To register hounds and companions, or learn more, visit their website.▼