Bookmark Delaware’s Must-See Spring and Summer Concerts

Calling all Delaware music fans! Concert season is right around the corner, and the lineups across the First State do not disappoint.

While many Delaware concert-goers are disappointed about Firefly’s announcement that the festival will not be returning in 2024, there are plenty of spring and summer 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, and local music festivals promote incredible acts. These are the spring and summer concerts you don’t want to miss in Delaware.

March

Chad Taylor & Friends w/ The Wild Hymns at The Queen

Enjoy Chad Taylor’s catalog of hit songs and fan favorites. The founding guitarist of multi-platinum band LIVE comes to The Queen for a night of acoustic-driven tunes perfect for the intimate venue.

Date: March 16
Genre: Country

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Matt Koziol at The Queen 

Matt Koziol brings a fresh spin to the country genre, drawing inspiration from multiple genres including classic rock, gospel, R&B and bluegrass. His soulful performances hit the mark for audience members with a variety of musical interests, and the show at The Queen in Wilmington is sure to be a blast.

Date: March 21
Genre: Country

Papadosio at The Queen

This rock/jam band brings endless energy and good vibes to every room they play. Catch them at the Main Hall at The Queen this spring.

Date: March 21
Genre: Rock/jam

April

Cherry Park at The Queen

Looking for local acts performing in the region? Cherry Park is a must-listen for fans of dream pop and pop/rock sounds. You can find two studio EPs on your favorite music streaming service and see the band live at The Queen in April.

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Date: April 5
Genre: Rock/dream pop

 

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Tom Rush at The Grand

Folk and blues singer and guitarist Tom Rush has been charming audiences since the ’60s with his distinct playing style and ability to find and write compelling songs. When it comes to spring and summer concerts in Delaware, this is one you won’t want to miss.

Date: April 26
Genre: Folk

May

A.J. Croce at The Grand

A.J. Croce presents Croce Plays Croce this spring at The Grand Opera House in Wilmington. Enjoy an energetic display as A.J. plays through his father’s catalogue. With more than 50 million records sold, Jim Croce’s legacy as an iconic folk artist is one worth revisiting, especially with his son, another incredible folk artist.

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Date: May 3
Genre: Folk

Darlingside at The Baby Grand

This four-person indie folk band from Boston puts on an incredible folk-pop show. With a distinct sound and literary lyrics, Darlingside has cemented its place in the folk-pop scene.

Date: May 3
Genre: Folk/pop

In Flames at The Queen

Metal music has evolved a lot over the years, but In Flames has been a steady part of the metal scene since its formation in Sweden in 1990. This melodic metal act is just as high-energy today as it has been for decades. Catch the metal show at The Main Hall at The Queen this May.

Date: May 4
Genre: Metal

Nazareth at The Queen

Scottish hard rock band Nazareth has been present in the scene since the late ’70s with hits like “Hair of the Dog” and “Love Hurts.”

Date: May 11
Genre: Rock

The Ladybug Music Festival

The Ladybug Music Festival remains the largest free celebration of women in music across the nation. This Delaware festival invites you to listen to a variety of female-fronted acts for free throughout Wilmington. Enjoy local acts as well as international talent.

Date: May 31
Genre: Multiple genres

June

Patti LaBelle and Gladys Knight at the Freeman Arts Pavilion

Patti LaBelle and Gladys Knight need no introduction. The two vocal icons take the stage in Selbyville for an evening filled with song.

Date: June 6
Genre: Soul

Cris Jacobs at the Lewes Ferry Grounds

Cris Jacobs is a mainstay in the Maryland music scene, and has been featured in Rolling Stone, Glide Magazine and more. High-energy bluegrass, indie-folk and blues inspirations make for a great live show and perfect summer vibes.

Date: June 13
Genre: Bluegrass, indie-folk

 

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July

Fitz and the Tantrums at the Freeman Arts Pavilion

For energetic and melodic pop music, Fitz and the Tantrums is an ideal band for an outdoor summer show. The multi-platinum band behind “HandClap” and “More than Just a Dream” comes back to Delaware this summer.

Date: July 14
Genre: Pop

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue

Enjoy a night of high-energy jazz and blues as Trombone Shorty takes the stage at the Freeman Arts Pavilion.

Date: July 15
Genre: Jazz

 

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Concert Series at The Delaware State Fair

Enjoy the likes of Rick Springfield, Ludacris, Brantley Gilbert, Turnpike Troubadours and more during this summer concert.

Date: July 18-27
Genre: Multiple genres

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

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