Fri December 19, 2014
Delaware-Country Music

Delaware to host dueling country music festivals in 2015

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware is now poised to host two major country music festivals just months apart.

The group behind Dover's Firefly Music Festival announced Thursday that it will launch the new Big Barrel Country Music Festival in June. The event is backed by concert giant AEG and Chicago-based Red Frog Events.

The three-day festival will feature dozens of performers at Dover International Speedway. Headliners will include Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood, as well as Lynyrd Skynyrd, Loretta Lynn, Merle Haggard.

Read more


Fri December 19, 2014
deanna bogart

Early New Year's celebration at Weinberg to feature Deanna Bogart Band

Credit Blind Pig Records

FREDERICK, Md.—She's appeared on stage with the likes of B.B. King, Buddy Guy, James Brown and others. Now, see her live at the Weinberg Center for the Arts on Saturday, December 27 at 8:00 p.m. Join the Maryland-based, award-winning Deanna Bogart and her band for an evening of blues music as they fuse the 1930s-style boogie piano blues with contemporary sounds in Deanna Bogart’s New Year’s Eve Eve Eve She-bang.

Read more


Thu October 16, 2014
jazz festival-true blue jazz

2nd Annual True Blue Jazz Series returns to Rehoboth this weekend

The True Blue Jazz Series is an Independent jazz festival is focused on “straight ahead” or “mainstream” jazz, largely featuring songs of the Great American Standards Songbook from 1900 to 1960. From the birth of Dixieland Jazz to the popular music that became the soundtrack of America.

True Blue Jazz is thrilled to return to downtown Rehoboth Beach to offer an exciting array of performances. The True Blue Jazz Kickoff Party starts at The Cellar Door, located at 20 Baltimore Avenue, on Wednesday Oct. 15th at 7:30pm with the Fred Hughes Trio featuring Camille Thurman. Fred Hughes is a Cape Region favorite, having played jazz here for two decades. This master musician brings a special treat with the introduction of lovely and talented Camille Thurman. 

Read more


Fri October 10, 2014

'Los Reyes de Albuquerque y La Familia Martinez' to air on WESM-FM this Sunday @ 5 PM

Roberto Martinez, Sr.
Credit Genevieve Russell

Los Reyes de Albuquerque y La Familia Martinez is a documentary project telling the story of one of the most long-lived and influential traditional New Mexican Hispanic musical groups in the state of New Mexico, Los Reyes de Albuquerque.  The ensemble has been at the forefront of presenting, preserving and perpetuating traditional New Mexican and Mexican folk music since its formation in 1962 by Roberto Martinez and Ray Flores.  For all those years, the group has performed public concerts

Read more


Thu September 18, 2014
Music Festival Promotion

Del. music festival partners with major promoter

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A popular music festival in Delaware is hoping to get a boost from a major promoter in the industry.

The founders of Dover's Firefly Music Festival have teamed up with Goldenvoice, the group that created the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, held in the desert more than two hours east of Los Angeles.

Coachella attracts the biggest names in music every year, including Prince, and draws massive crowds from all over the country.

Read more