These three events have your name on them this weekend.
Trini and Dave
WHAT Trini and Dave Cotullas in concert
WHEN 7 p.m., Friday
WHERE Fordham Brewing Company, 1284 McD Dr., Dover
INFO Visit fordhambrewing.com or call 678-4810
Bartenders, dogs, mermaids and faeries are just a few themes that Dover singer-songwriter Trini Lima draws on for inspiration and grinds into her sound.
Trini will tackle Fordham Brewing Company tonight with guitarist Dave Cotullas, of Dover.
During any given show, audiences will take note that Trini's performances are melodic, passionate, powerful and intense. Drawing influences from rock, symphonic metal, pop and from Spanish vocalists to ancient Celtic folk songs, Trini's original music defies categorization and pleases the ear.
Born in Madrid, she's matured into an untamed singer-songwriter who marches to the beat of her own drum.
Quench your thirst
WHAT 3rd Annual Brew Festival
WHEN 3 p.m., Saturday
WHERE The Rollins Center at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino, 1131 North Dupont Highway, Dover
COST $25 (general admission); $15 (designated driver)
INFO Visit doverdowns.com or call 674-4600
Respected microbreweries from the Mid-Atlantic region will wet your whistle in a major way during the 3rd Annual Brew Festival at The Rollins Center at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino on Saturday.
The festival will include cold tasty beverages from Dover's own Fordham Brewing Company, as well as Dogfish Head, 16 Mile, Evil Genius, 3rd Wave, Evolution Craft Brewing, Twin Lakes, Lancaster Brewing Co., Yards, Blue Point and Tall Tales.
The event will also feature live music while you're getting your sip on.
By the way, the price of admission will earn patrons 10 drink tickets and a souvenir while supplies last. Designated drivers will get $10 off admission and will enjoy free unlimited soda.
Crossing the 'Mason Dixon' line
WHAT Mason Dixon Band in concert
WHEN 9 p.m., Saturday
WHERE Cowboy Up, 36 Lafferty Lane, Dover
INFO Visit cowboyupde.com or call (302) 264-9322
The Mason Dixon Band is a collection of fine country musicians who take hearts captive. And the crew will definitely treat the Cowboy Up as a holding cell on Saturday.
With a deep, rich, baritone and soulful voice, Mason Dixon frontman Rob Knowles consumes any venue with the splendor of his natural talent. Knowles is joined by guitarist John Feldmann, who has played with a number of bands throughout the years and has opened up for the likes of Billy Joel, Elton John, Creed and Bruce Springsteen. Then there's Mason Dixon's pedal steel guitarist and comedian Wayne "Superman" Tyler. Tyler keeps audiences laughing, whether he's on or off stage.
Drummer Don Herscher is a natural with a stick in his hand. And lead guitarist Billy Wright has what it takes to throw down on vocals, as well.