These three events have your name on them this weekend.
A night with Greg Shupe
WHAT Greg Shupe in concert
WHEN Friday, 8:30 p.m.
WHERE 33 West Ale House & Grille, 33 W. Lockerman St., Dover
INFO 33westde.com or call 735-9822
Thousands have heard Greg Shupe’s diverse repertoire of folk, blues, country, gospel, bluegrass, traditional swing, political and humorous songs throughout the world.
Since Shupe’s college days in Minnesota and West Virginia, he’s taken his show on the road in the United States, as well as to Australia, New Zealand, Great Britain and the Caribbean.
The globetrotter’s next performance is tonight at 33 West Ale House & Grille.
Armed with a guitar, and occasionally a mandolin or concertina, Shupe is a veteran musician and songwriter who excels at juggling both duties. Furthermore, his album “Midnight Train” is a well-produced record that succinctly expresses Shupe’s ability to captivate listeners with his sincere lyrics and clean arrangements.
Highly talented Holley
WHAT Amanda Holley in concert
WHEN 9:30 p.m., Saturday
WHERE Fire & Ice at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino, 1131 North Dupont Highway, Dover
INFO Visit doverdowns.com or call 674-4600
Legend has it that the soulful Amanda Holley started singing before she could even speak. After hearing Holley sing, you’ll realize this notion isn’t farfetched.
Holley’s no studio singer. She’s a natural vocalist. The 20-something is a throwback singer who doesn’t need a backing track or Auto-Tune to carry her through a song or performance. She’s a big girl who’s more than capable of handling her own on stage. And she’ll do just that at the Fire & Ice Lounge at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino on Saturday.
Holley hasn’t released an album yet, but she’s already making headway. The songbird is building a reputation with audiences throughout New York City at venues such as the popular Joe’s Pub (a second home to Adele, Alicia Keys, John Mayer and a number of other big names), Ashford & Simpson’s Sugar Bar and other hot spots.
Living history and heritage
WHAT Lenape Native American presentations
WHEN 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Saturday
WHERE 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. events: John Bell House, 43 The Green, Dover: 1 p.m. event: Old State House, 25 The Green, Dover
INFO Visit destateparks.com/heritagepark or call 739-9194
First Saturdays returns with free fun activities that include programs at the John Bell House and the Old State House in celebration of the Lenape Native Americans: Delaware’s native people.
At 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the John Bell House, Lenape expert Rob Aptaker will offer a fascinating introduction about the Lenapes and their culture. Aptaker will use Native American artifacts to explore the tools, clothing, toys, games, medicine and music that were part of their daily lives.
At 1 p.m. over at the Old State House, there will be a presentation by archaeologist Wade Catts, of John Milner and Associates, about the Native American archaeological site at the Delaware Airpark in Cheswold. This site dates to 7,000 B.C. and Catts will discuss what was found at this excavation that related to the Lenapes.
For additional First Saturdays’ activities, which are all free, visit destateparks.com/heritagepark.