And All That Jazz... Emphasis on All
Rehoboth comes alive with jazz musicians, singers and all manner of jazz styles from October 16-20—including two different jazz-related organizations presenting festivals with many venues and a host of local restaurants also offering jazz music and entertainers. This October weekend is known for music up and down the coast from Lewes to Rehoboth to Dewey.
RB Jazz Festival to jazz us up October 17-20
The 30th annual Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival will take place around the area October 17-20. Produced by the Delaware Celebration of Jazz, the festival brings nationally known acts to town for an unparalleled jazz immersion weekend.
The festival offers four days and four area venues with big shows, large and small bands, cool jazz, hot torch singers, classic blues, and soulful songs.
This year, some of the nationally known artists brought to the coast by the Delaware Celebration of Jazz include Boney James, Brian Culbertson, Will Downing, Gerald Albright, Peter White, Norman Brown, Matt Marshak, and the fabulous Four Freshmen.
The four concert stages are the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center, Cape Henlopen High School Performing Arts Theater, Epworth United Methodist Church, and the Rusty Rudder.
Around since 1989, the Celebration of Jazz has been producing this event every year as a local tradition featuring global entertainment. As a non-profit organization, the organization supports the Beebe Medical Foundation and the Tunnell Cancer Center.
Tickets and more information available online.
True Blue Jazz will rock downtown Rehoboth
True Blue, conceived and produced by Eddie Sherman and Peggy Raley, brings its exciting programming to town celebrating its seventh year “honoring America’s most original art form…JAZZ.”
True Blue Jazz is focused on “mainstream” jazz, largely featuring songs of the Great American Standards Songbook from 1900 to present, blues, and Dixieland jazz. Their main venues include the Boardwalk Plaza Hotel Showroom and the Rehoboth Beach Firehouse, plus a Thursday-Sunday Jazz Jam at the Avenue Inn from 4:30- 8:30 p.m. on October 17, 18, and 19. In addition, Bethany Blues will host a Locals Favorite night. There will also be evening jazz at La Fable, Shorebreak Lodge, and Houston White Co. The TBJazz brunch will end the weekend on Sunday at The Pines on Baltimore Avenue.
Entertainers for TrueBlue Jazz include Kat Edmonson, the Fred Hughes Trio, the Greg Hatza ORGANization and Big Band Marathon, the Bill Charlap Trio, and Gerald Chavis, plus the fabulously popular Eddie Sherman show with singer Peggy Raley and special guests.
A full listing of performance and tickets available online.
And jazz all around town as you dine, too
In addition to the venues already mentioned for both presenting jazz organizations, you can find lots of other downtown restaurants jumping with jazz. Check out your favorite restaurants and see who will be performing there.
Our coastal area jazz weekend is a huge tradition, bringing visiting jazz lovers to town along with our music loving locals.
Come be-bop with the best! ▼