Just announced: The Freeman Stage at Bayside season and it promises to be a great one. The diverse offering of dance, theater, children’s performances and live music includes 16 national recording artists. See Rosanne Cash June 27, Daryl Hall and John Oates June 29, The Beach Boys July 2, Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue July 3, Melissa Etheridge and Blondie July 8, The Wailers July 10, Heart July 24, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy July 25, Indigo Girls July 29, Preservation Hall Jazz Band July 31, Colbie Caillat and Christina Perri Aug. 4, Lyle Lovett and His Large Band Aug. 13, Rusted Root Aug. 28, and Aaron Tippin Sept. 11. Combined, performers from the 2015 season have 50 Grammy nominations, 16 Grammy wins, and four are members of the Rock ’n’ Roll Hall of Fame.
“We couldn’t be more excited about the mix of classic and contemporary artists that our eighth season will offer to our guests.” says Patti Grimes, executive director of the Joshua M. Freeman Foundation. “So many gifted and award-winning artists are scheduled to grace our beautiful stage. We hope that the performances in 2015 will expose new patrons to our diverse offerings and the importance of arts in the community while continuing to be an inspiration for generations of families to come together for lifelong memories.” Among other performances this season are such crowd favorites as the Clear Space Theatre Group, the Bronx Wanderers, the First State Ballet Theatre, Cherish the Ladies, and Classic Albums Live—who will be performing a tribute to Pink Floyd’s iconic album “Dark Side of the Moon.” Performers new to the outdoor stage this summer include The Barefoot Movement, The Stickers, Al Chez and the Brothers of Funk, the Judy Carmichael Trio and many more. The Freeman Stage at Bayside, four miles from the Atlantic Ocean in Selbyville, will kick off the season on the evening of May 2 with a performance of Cirque Zuma Zuma. Regular weekly performances at The Freeman Stage will begin June 1 with a performance by the Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra. Tickets for all performances go on sale April 13 at www.freemanstage.org.