World Cafe Live at the Queen
World Cafe Live at the Queen offers an upstairs cafe where you can enjoy a full menu of food and drinks while listening to great local performers. The big stage downstairs offers big shows and big names like regional legends The Nighthawks, stars on the rise like Lake Street Dive and Delta Rae, and classics like Dave Mason. Don’t forget lots of good multicultural programming and kid stuff.
500 N. Market St., Wilmington, 994-1400, www.queen.worldcafelive.com
The Rusty Rudder
On a clear summer night, with a breeze blowing across the bay, there’s no better place to enjoy a performance than the deck of The Rusty Rudder. The Rudder has always been a great spot to catch local bands, up-and-comers and the occasional national act. Legendary local band Love Seed Mama Jump remains a regular, and Keith Mack still stops in. Next month Shooter Jennings & Waymore’s Outlaws will rock the place. The Rudder also hosts the Delaware Music Festival, Dewey Beach Popfest, DJ Fest, Dewey Beach Country & Americana Festival, and the Dewey Beach Music Conference. And let’s not forget the calypso band Island Boyz, who each day set the tone for the night’s festivities.
113 Dickinson St., Dewey Beach, 227-3888, www.rustyrudderdewey.com