Where to Enjoy Live Entertainment at the Beach

Some of our go-to stomping grounds for concerts, comedians and more.



These establishments are designed for live performances.


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Milton Theatre

The downtown Milton landmark, which was built in 1901, has experienced a rebirth. A $2.5 million capital campaign starts in July. 

Next up: Psychic medium Deanna Fitzpatrick on Friday, June 22; Black Sabbath Tribute on Saturday, June 23

110 Union St., Milton • 684-3038


Clear Space Theatre Company

The professional acting company is responsible for up to 150 performances a season, most of which take place in the dedicated downtown Rehoboth theater.

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Next up: The Rocky Horror Picture Show from June 26–Sept. 1; Footloose from June 29–Aug. 28

20 Baltimore Avenue, Rehoboth Beach • 227-2270


Bottle & Cork

The bar is best known as a concert venue that attracts national acts.

Next up: The Legwarmers on Friday, June 22; Badfish, a tribute to Sublime, on June 27; Chris Lane on June 29; Maxi Priest on July 1

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1807 DE-1, Dewey Beach • 227-7272


The Freeman Stage

This al fresco performing arts venue near Fenwick Island hosts well-known acts such as the Gin Blossoms, the Beach Boys, Cheap Trick and Vince Gill. However, as part of its mission, it also showcases local/regional acts and children’s entertainers.

Next up: Chris Janson on Friday, June 22; Simply Diamond on Saturday, June 23

31750 Lake View Dr., Selbyville • 436-3015




Several bars and restaurants amp it up around and after the dinner hour. Here are some examples.


Irish Eyes Restaurant & Pub

Both locations offer entertainment including karaoke, trivia nights and live music. 

Next up: Press Play, a rock ‘n’ roll band, on Saturday, June 23, in Milton; Dirty Deal Blues on Saturday, June 23, in Lewes

105 Union St, Milton • 684-8889
213 Anglers Rd, Lewes • 645-6888


Bethany Blues

The Lewes location has a stage in the bar area for performers.

Next up: Electric Smoke on Friday, June 22; Nate Myers & the Aces on Saturday, June 23

18385 Coastal Hwy., Lewes • 644-2500


Crooked Hammock Brewery

Between sipping microbrews, eating burgers and watching the kids play in the fenced backyard, you can listen to music.

Next up: Clifford Keith Trio on Friday, June 22; Bettenro on Saturday, June 23

36707 Crooked Hammock Way, Lewes • 644-7837


Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats

Performers take the expansive stage at 10 p.m. in the new building, which has a sound system designed for bands.

Next up: White Demin on Friday, June 22; Braxton Hicks on Saturday, June 23

320 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth • 226-2739


The Starboard Restaurant

Like the orange crushes and Bloody Mary bar, the live music at The Starboard is part of its character.

Next up: Kristen & the Noise on Saturday, June 23; The Redd Hotts on Deck and Kristen & Johnny on Sunday, June 24

2009 Coastal Hwy., Dewey Beach • 227-4600


The Rusty Rudder

The large stage, deck seating and multiple bars are part of this bayside restaurant’s appeal.

Next up: The Rockets on Friday, June 22; Love Seed Mama Jump on Saturday, June 23   

113 Dickins St., Dewey Beach • 227-3888


Paradise Grill

There are multiple stages, so up to three acts can perform on Fridays or Saturdays.

Next up: The Girlfriends, Katelyn Christine and Evolution X on Friday, June 22; Lower Case Blues and Garden State Radio on Saturday, June 23

27344 Bay Rd., Long Neck • 945-4500




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