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  • 3 can't-miss events in Dover this weekend

  • These three events have your name on them this weekend.
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  • Tribute to the oldies
    WHAT Tribute to the Big Bopper concert and dinner
    WHEN 8 p.m., Saturday
    WHERE Camden-Wyoming Moose Lodge, 760 Moose Lodge Road, Camden
    COST $20
    INFO Visit mdmoose.org or call 697-7161
    The Camden-Wyoming Moose Lodge will feed your belly and ears with a dinner and tribute concert in honor of rockabilly star The Big Bopper on Saturday.
    When it comes to rockabilly, names like Elvis Pressley and Buddy Holly might immediately come to mind. And while both are musical juggernauts, let us not overlook that there were other artists making noise in the early rockabilly days of the 1950s, too.
    Saturday's tribute concert, which will be performed by Gary Baker, pays homage to the late singer-songwriter Jiles "The Big Bopper" Richardson, who entertained the masses with his powerful voice and colorful personality.
    The Big Bopper left behind a legacy of No. 1 hits including "Chantilly Lace" and "White Lightning."
    He also joined Holly on the Winter Dance Party Tour in 1959. It was, unfortunately, short-lived as Bopper and Holly both died in a plane crash during the tour. Both artists were only in their 20s.
    Ben Gallaher debuts at Cowboy Up
    WHAT Ben Gallaher in concert
    WHEN 9 p.m., Saturday
    WHERE Cowboy Up, 36 Lafferty Lane, Dover
    COST $7
    INFO Visit cowboyupde.com or call (302) 264-9322
    The Pennsylvania-native Ben Gallaher has garnered national media attention, built an adoring online community, and is still proving himself as a singer-songwriter, lead guitarist and entertainer in country music.
    That's not bad for the rising singer-songwriter, who's still in his 20s.
    With equal parts passion, heart and hard work, Gallaher is securing a loyal fan base with a timeless concept. He just plays one song and one town at a time.
    His resume includes sharing the stage with headlining acts Brantley Gilbert, Colt Ford, Craig Campbell, Frankie Ballard.
    Gallaher will look to meet some new fans when he debuts at the Cowboy Up Saloon on Saturday.
    The Rockets to launch in Dover
    WHAT The Rockets in concert
    WHEN 9:30 p.m., Friday
    WHERE Fire & Ice Lounge at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino, 1131 North Dupont Highway, Dover
    INFO Visit doverdowns.com or call 674-4600
    Page 2 of 2 - Powered by cover tunes from the Motown era to present, The Rockets will blast off at the Fire & Ice Lounge in Dover Downs Hotel & Casino tonight.
    Tunes stored in The Rockets' cargo compartment include Snoop Dog's "Gin and Juice," The Isley Brothers' "Shout," Pitbull's "Give Me Everything Tonight" and Queen's "Under Pressure."
    Not just another cover band limited to performing in bars and clubs, the Rockets have also scored multiple gigs on national television as well.
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