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Delaware’s Must-See Spring & Summer Concerts

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Which of these spring and summer concerts will you attend? Adobe Stock / Astarot

Calling all Delaware music fans! It’s peak concert season, and the lineups across the First State do not disappoint.

Even with Firefly Festival taking a breather in 2023, there are plenty of concerts to enjoy throughout the First State this year. Venues like The Grand, The Queen and the Freeman Arts Pavilion host internationally beloved acts all season long. These are the spring and summer concerts you don’t want to miss in Delaware.

April

Jim Messina at The Grand

Remember iconic bands Buffalo Springfield and Poco? Jim Messina, supremely talented musician and recording engineer, still delivers the same iconic sound to concert crowds today.

Date: Saturday, April 22
Genre: Country rock, folk rock

For fun, jazzy improv and psychedelic rock vibes, few bands deliver quite like Perpetual Groove. The concert experience is always unique and always fun.

Date: Sunday, April 23
Genre: Electronic jam, psychedelic rock

May

Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness at The Queen

 

The former front man of 2000s emo/pop punk band Something Corporate has a whole new sound. Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness delivers chill indie vibes with soft rock influences.

Date: Friday, May 12
Genre: Alternative, indie rock, pop/rock

LeAnn Rimes at The Grand

Rimes may have started in country at age 13, but with so many years of experience it’s no surprise she’s experimented with plenty of sounds from pop and dance to contemporary Christian. Experience a fun blend of new and old during her show at The Grand.

Date: Thursday, May 18
Genre: Country, pop/country, contemporary Christian

June

Cole Ritter and the Night Owls at The Queen

 

Cole Ritter and the Night Owls are known for their unique and eclectic sound. Blending sounds from Americana, folk, funk and more, their discography is full of fun tracks and heartfelt lyrics.

Date: Thursday, June 8
Genre: Americana, folk

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue at the Freeman Arts Pavilion

Trombone Shorty is a supremely talented trombone and trumpet player who also plays drums, organ, tuba and more. Throughout his career, Trombone Shorty has worked with some of the biggest names in pop, rock, jazz, funk and hip hop. Experience his new album “Lifted” live this summer at the Freeman Arts Pavilion.

Date: Friday, June 9
Genre: Jazz

Ben Folds at The Grand

Ben Folds Five gave us many hits throughout the 2000s. Ben Folds is still the same high-energy musician and vulnerable lyricist. His solo albums set him apart from the rock trio, but have a similar sound. Fans of the band are sure to enjoy his solo concerts.

Date: Tuesday, June 20
Genre: Rock, alternative

July

Counting Crows & Dashboard Confessional at the Freeman Arts Pavilion

 

Counting Crows has plenty of widely-known singles from “Accidentally in Love” to “Mr. Jones.” The concert is opened by Dashboard Confessional, another alternative rock band from the 2000s.

Date: Tuesday, July 25
Genre: Rock, country/rock, alternative rock

The Mavericks at the Freeman Arts Pavilion

With their hit country singles like “All You Ever Do Is Bring Me Down” and their high-energy rockabilly/Tejano sound, The Mavericks put on a fun show for all ages.

Date: Sunday, July 30
Genre: Country, Americana

August

Jason Mraz at the Freeman Arts Pavilion

 

Jason Mraz is a modern folk/pop icon. With his lighthearted tunes, clever wordplay and a unique sound, this outdoor concert is sure to be a fun evening with the perfect summer vibes.

Date: Tuesday, August 8
Genre: Pop, folk/pop

Shakey Graves and Lucius at the Freeman Arts Pavilion

Catch Shakey Graves’ folksy tunes, expert bluegrass guitar and Americana setlist at the Freeman Arts Pavilion. Joined by indie-pop band Lucius, this is the perfect summer concert for lovers of country, folk and Americana.

Date: Thursday, August 17
Genre: Americana, folk, indie pop

Related: The Delaware Art Festivals You Won’t Want to Miss