What to Do at the Beach This Weekend: June 29–July 4, 2017

Loads of live music, a new restaurant to try and more.


The snap, crackle and pop of fireworks celebrations won’t be the only sound punctuating the beaches over the next few days. There will also be plenty of blues, show tunes, reggae and soul, as music is the highlight of this weekend’s to-do list. A new shop and restaurant have opened, too!


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Terry Barber

What: A countertenor, Barber will perform the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber. Tickets are $25–$35.

When: Saturday, July 1, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Where: Milton Theatre 

Forlorn Stranger

What: Based in Nashville, this songwriter quintet draws inspiration from American roots music. Tickets are $15–$25.

When: Sunday, July 2, 8 p.m.

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Where: Milton Theatre


Lewes Historical Society Museum Shop

What: Last year, the society’s gift shop moved from the Ryves Holt House on Second Street to the red brick Zwaanendael Club on Savannah Road. Here you’ll find Lewes-themed products, books and apparel, plus locally sourced art, food and crafts.

When: Summer hours are seven days a week, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.

Where: Zwaanendael Club

Human Connection

What: This band plays original music and covers for a mix of jam, rock, reggae, pop and funk.

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When: Friday, June 30, 9 p.m.

Where: Irish Eyes Pub & Restaurant

Nothin But Trouble

What: The members of the blues-driven Nothin But Trouble sing and write their own music.

When: Friday, June 30, 8:30 p.m.

Where: Bethany Blues

True Conviction

What: The movie, presented by the Rehoboth Beach Film Society, tells the story of three exonerated men who dedicate their lives to freeing other innocent people in jail. Tickets are $8 for RBFS members and $10 for non-members.

When: Monday, July 3, 4 p.m.

Where: Rehoboth Beach Film Society’s Cinema Art Theater

Rehoboth Beach

G Cask & Kitchen

What: The new restaurant just opened in Lula Brazil’s former location. It has a sleek look and a menu featuring American cuisine with a Mediterranean twist. Enjoy al fresco dining on the patio and dancing after the dinner hour.

When: Dinner is served from 5:30–9:30 p.m. On Thursday through Sunday, a DJ plays until 1 a.m. Brunch is served from 11 a.m.–2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Where: 234 Rehoboth Ave.

BJ Barham with Charley Crockett

What: Barham, best known as the front man for American Aquarium, is flying solo for this performance. Charley Crockett opens. There’s no cover fee.

When: Saturday, July 1, 10 p.m.

Where: Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats

Legally Blond: The Musical

What: The award-winning musical is one of Clear Space Theatre Company’s summer productions. Tickets are $17–$32.

When: Fridays, June 30–Aug. 31, 7:30 p.m.

Where: Clear Space Theatre Company

Dewey Beach

G. Love

What: Stake out your spot early, because G. Love packs them in with a sound dubbed “trashcan blues.”

When: Thursday, June 29, 10 p.m.

Where: The Starboard

19th Street Band and Kristen & the Noise

What: The high-energy 19th Street Band, which includes a fiddler, plays sweet but simple rock ‘n’ roll. Come back after dinner to see Dewey Beach favorite Kristen & the Noise.

When: Sunday, July 2. The 19th Street Band plays from 2–5:30 p.m.; Kristen & the Noise comes on at 10 p.m.

Where: The Starboard

Fuel with The Mayan Factor

What: Fuel is a rock band with a number of hit songs under its belt, including “Shimmer” and “Bad Day.” Tickets are $25.

When: Wednesday, July 4, 9 p.m.

Where: Bottle & Cork

Bethany Beach

287th Delaware National Guard

What: Organized in 1921, the band first served in the Pacific Theater during World War II. More recent incarnations have traveled to Bolivia and Germany.

When: Friday, June 30, 7:30–9 p.m.

Where: Bethany Beach Bandstand

Fenwick Island

Jay Leno

What: The comedian and former “Tonight Show” host visits Sussex County. Tickets are $55–$100, but some levels are sold out.

When: Friday, June 30, 7 p.m.

Where: The Freeman Stage at Bayside

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