Summer 2021 events in Bethany Beach will move forward in compliance with CDC guidelines and approval by the Delaware Division of Public Health (DHHS). The Poseidon Festival and the Seaside Craft Show have been postponed to 2022.
As was previously announced, the much-anticipated Concert Series on the Bandstand will be presented only once a week instead of three nights on summer weekends. Starting June 10th, they will take place on Thursday nights in the summer months at the usual time of 7:30 and Saturday nights in September and October at 6:30. As per CDC guidelines, unvaccinated people will be required to wear a mask and maintain 6 ft. of social distance if not with immediate family. Bringing chairs is allowed.
The lineup will feature the usual eclectic mix of genres from country to rock and everything in between. The first show will showcase The Uptown Band, an award-winning, versatile group with a mix of lead vocalists that will have you clapping and singing along to music from the past 70 years. On June 17th, modern country favorite Triple Rail Turn returns to the stage followed by the professional choral stylings of the USAF Singing Sergeants on June 24th.
July will begin to introduce the season’s choice tribute bands including High Noon’s nod to southern rock, Larger Than Life’s salute to boybands, and Real Diamond’s recreation of the Neil Diamond experience. Still Surfin’s Beach Boys tribute and Jesse Garron’s Tribute to Elvis, which normally appear Labor Day weekend, will be featured during the Thursday night schedule. This year, Folsom Prison Revival will kick off the fall shows on September 4thwith a performance of Johnny Cash hits. Other Fall tributes feature Rondstadt Revue’s world-class 6-piece band whose show has the backing of former Linda Ronstadt bandmates. New to the Bethany lineup will be the ultimate Journey tribute by Separate Ways the Band.
Although the Fourth of July parade has been canceled, there will be entertainment all that week including fireworks on Monday, July 5th at 9:15 pm.
The final show of the series will be on Saturday, October 30th. The Town will be partnering with Wags, Witches, and Warlocks, the annual Halloween festival of Bethany Beach. SPCA dogs that are up for adoption will be presented in a dog show. The band, Deaf Dogs and the Indictments, will play right after, time to be determined.
Bonfires on the Beach are being moved to Friday nights in October from 8:00 – 10:00 pm. Movies on the Beach will stay the same – Mondays on the beach off Garfield Parkway June 7th through August 23rd and Fridays on the Bandstand September 3rd, 17th, and 24th. Start time is 8:00 pm.
All shows are free and sponsored by the Town of Bethany Beach. Full details will be posted on the Town’s website Activities pages and social media pages: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram (click the icon links at the top of the homepage.)
We’re looking forward to seeing you in Bethany Beach!