These three events have your name on them for the weekend of March 13-15.
The need for green
WHAT 18th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade
WHEN 2 to 4 p.m., Saturday
WHERE Parade begins at intersection of Queen and Water streets and ends on Federal Street
INFO Visit downtowndoverpartnership.com or call 678-2940
Wear your wackiest green outfit then swing downtown to celebrate Dover’s 18th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday. This longtime parade never disappoints as it always features unique and cool attractions, from kids sporting green mustaches to animals in festive costumes. The parade begins at the intersection of Queen and Water streets and will travel up Queen Street, then right onto Loockerman Street, and the route will continue east until ending at Federal Street.
Judging for the parade will be held at Loockeman Way. The judging will consist of categories that include Best Mascot, Best Float, Best Animal (large and small), Anything with Wheels (except for car clubs), Best Musical Group (that’s not a marching band), Best Brigade Marching Unit (that’s not a band), Best Adult Marching Band, Best High School Marching Band, Best Middle School Marching Band, and Most Authentic Irish Theme.
Blue-collar country jam
WHAT Rob Byer Band in concert
WHEN 9:30 p.m., Saturday
WHERE Fire & Ice Lounge at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino, 1131 North Dupont Highway, Dover
INFO Visit doverdowns.com or call 674-4600
The Rob Byer Band presents the storytelling of John Mellencamp, the soulful-rock country of Travis Tritt and the country-pop sensibility of Keith Urban, all tied into one vessel.
In an industry that thrives on categorizing everyone and everything, front man Rob Byer has created a dilemma for the music scene in Baltimore, Md., since he’s both a gifted songwriter and musician. Byer produces music that’s been described as country pop or blue-collar country.
The singer-songwriter’s first independent release, “Things Change,” verified that he’s one of those rare musical talents who truly can do it all, and do it well. Having penned all 10 songs on the record, Byer has independently sold more than 10,000 copies since its release.
Accompanied by his talented backing band, Byer will take his charismatic country sound on the road to the Fire & Ice Lounge of Dover Downs Hotel & Casino this Saturday.
Fun with 501
WHAT 501 Band in concert
WHEN 8:30 p.m., Friday
WHERE The Green Stinger Sports Bar and Grill, 492 Walnut Shade Road, Dover
INFO Visit Green Stinger on Facebook or call 698-3300
After attending the St. Patty’s Day Parade Saturday afternoon, you can party it up with the 501 Band later that night at The Green Stinger Sports Bar and Grill.
The 501 Band keeps it interesting with a variety of classic and modern rock, from ZZ Top, Bad Company and Lynyrd Skynyrd to Aerosmith, The Foo Fighters and R.E.M. Based in Milford, the 501 Band is an outfit that’s no stranger to rocking the Delmarva Peninsula harder than an infant in a cradle.