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Freeman Stage Announces Summer 2017 Lineup


The Joshua M. Freeman Foundation recently announced its 2017 summer season at The Freeman Stage at Bayside, which will feature a diverse offering of dance, theater, children’s performances and live music in celebration of its 10th season.

National acts include Jay Leno, The O’Jays, Blues Traveler, Chicago, Trombone Shorty, as well as country acts Dustin Lynch and Hunter Hayes.

“This year’s lineup showcases the heart of our mission and is a beautiful mix of performances. We hope our patrons take a chance and experience a different genre —whether it’s through dance, with hip-hop or ballet performances, classical, blues, rock, country or jazz,” said Patti Grimes, executive director of the Joshua M. Freeman Foundation, in a statement.

The Saturday morning children’s series will continue and crowd favorites that will once again grace the stage include the Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, the First State Ballet, Clear Space Theatre and Brown Box Theatre Company. Locals Under the Lights, where local artists have their moment in the spotlight, also returns this summer.

The Freeman Stage at Bayside, located in the Bayside community at the intersections of Del. 54 and Del. 20, will kick-off this season at 7 p.m. May 27 with a performance by the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus. Regular weekly performances will continue with the Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra on June 16.

For more information on this season’s events, or to find out how to volunteer at The Freeman Stage, call 436-3015 or visit www.freemanstage.org.

Freeman Stage at Bayside 2017 Schedule

Performances are free and begin at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted. For more information, visit www.freemanstage.org.



Saturday, May 27: Bindlestiff Family Cirkus



Friday, June 16: Starry Night Opera: Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra & Opera Delaware ($15)

Saturday, June 17: Two of A Kind Kids Music (10 a.m.)

Saturday, June 17: Tedeschi Trucks Band ($45-95)

Sunday, June 18: Baltimore Raven’s Justin Tucker (price TBD)

Thursday, June 22: Illusions & Magic: The Jason Bishop Show

Friday, June 23: Kashmir: Live Tribute Led Zeppelin Band ($20)

Saturday, June 24: Cascading Carlos, the fire juggler (10 a.m.)

Saturday, June 24: The Stray Cat Lee Rocker ($20)

Thursday, June 29: Illstyle & Peace Productions Hip Hop Dance

Friday, June 30: Jay Leno ($55-$100)



Saturday, July 1: M&M Friends (10 a.m.)

Saturday, July 1: The O’Jays ($50-$75)

Thursday, July 6: Dustin Lynch & Granger Smith ($45-$75)

Saturday, July 8: Books in Motion (10 a.m.)

Saturday, July 8: The White Party (fundraising event)

Tuesday, July 11: Blues Traveler ($44 and $58)

Wednesday, July 12: Wallflowers/Better than Ezra ($54 and $69)

Thursday, July 13: Church Sisters

Friday, July 14: “Legally Blonde” by Clear Space Theatre ($15)

Saturday, July 15: Jungle John’s Jurassic Journey (10 a.m.)

Monday, July 17: Gary Clark Jr. —The Story of Sonny Boy Slim Tour ($40-$65)

Thursday, July 20: Kevin Mac

Friday, July 21: Back to the’80s with Jesse’s Girl ($23)

Saturday, July 22: Great Big Faces with Paul Merklein (10 a.m.)

Saturday, July 23: Hollywood Nights: A Bob Seger Experience ($20)

Thursday, July 27: Locals Under the Lights

Friday, July 28: Hunter Hayes ($35-$65)

Saturday, July 29: Monkey Monkey Music (10 a.m.)

Saturday, July 29: Michael Franti & Spearhead’s Love Out Loud Tour ($50)

Sunday, July 30: Tony Award winner Sutton Foster Brings Broadway to the Beach (7:30 p.m., $42)



Tuesday, Aug. 1: An Evening with Chicago (7:30 p.m.; $50-$100)

Thursday, Aug. 3: Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue ($35-$60)

Friday, Aug. 4: 50th Anniversary Summer of Love: Songs from the Woodstock Generation ($25)

Saturday, Aug. 5: Creating Whimsical Masterpieces with John Donato (10 a.m.)

Tuesday, Aug. 8: Mary Chapin Carpenter ($35 and $55)

Thursday, Aug. 10: Locals Under the Lights

Friday, Aug. 11: ABBA the Concert: A Tribute to ABBA ($28)

Saturday, Aug. 12: Milkshake Rock Band for Kids (10 a.m.)

Saturday, Aug. 12: The Joey Alexander Trio (7:30 p.m., $25)

Thursday, Aug. 17: “The Little Mermaid” by Clear Space Theatre ($15)

Friday, Aug. 18: The Weight Band: Playing Songs of The Band ($20)

Saturday, Aug. 19: “Toad’s Escape” by Rehoboth Summer Children’s Theatre

Saturday, Aug. 19: Invincible: A Glorious Tribute to Michael Jackson (7:30 p.m., $25)

Thursday, Aug. 24: First State Ballet Theatre

Friday, Aug. 25: Classic Albums Live’s Creedence Clearwater Revival 20 Greatest Hits ($25)

Saturday, Aug. 26: Once Upon A Dragon with Storyteller Gary Lloyd (10 a.m.)

Saturday, Aug. 26: Shades of Bublé: A three-man tribute to Michael Bublé ($20)

Thursday, Aug. 31: Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” by Brown Box Theatre Project September



Friday, Sept. 1: The Fab Four: The Ultimate Beatles Tribute ($25)

Saturday, Sept. 2: Uncle Pete Rocks

Saturday, Sept. 2: Labor Day celebration with Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra and Fireworks

Friday, Sept. 8: Bruce in the USA/Operation SEAs the Day as special guests ($25)

Saturday, Sept. 16: Joshua M. Freeman Foundation Golf Tournament (Fundraising event)

Saturday, Sept. 16: Arts & Jazz Festival with Joe Baione Sextet and Melissa Aldana.


*Events are subject to change without notice.

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