These three events have your name on them this weekend.
Tom’s Bullpen receives a King’s Ransom
WHAT King’s Ransom in concert
WHEN 8:30 p.m., Saturday
WHERE Tom’s Bullpen, 1035 Walker Road, Dover
INFO Visit Tom’s Bullpen on Facebook.com or call (302) 724-5199
The ability to smoothly transition from each song without stopping is one of King's Ransom’s greatest qualities. The band’s slick segues are reminiscent of the way a DJ creates mixes. Playing continuous music without stopping allows King’s Ransom to squeeze in more songs in a set than your average band, giving the audience its money’s worth, even when there’s no cover charge. The band plays a collection of popular classic rock to modern-era covers from acts such as Jimi Hendrix, Aerosmith, Jethro Tull, Whitesnake and Alice in Chains. The gang also covers R&B singer Stevie Wonder’s tunes, too. You can check out King’s Ransom at Tom’s Bullpen on Saturday night.
Ride the Groove
WHAT Groove Squad 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
There’s a difference between hitting the gym versus seeing a Groove Squad concert. While both activities involve you sweating, only one will have you smiling from start to finish. The latter happens when you’re hanging with the Groove Squad. The band will gig on Saturday at the Fire & Ice Lounge of Dover Downs Hotel & Casino. Groove Squad performs new and classic dance songs, while adding some twists along the way. Some of the newer tunes on the band’s song list are Pharrell William’s "Happy” and Daft Punk’s "Get Lucky.” Then there are the old-school jams that include Run DMC’s "Mary Mary,” Stevie Wonder’s "Master Blaster” and Cameo’s "Word Up.”
Bands to rock American Legion for good cause
WHAT Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial Day fundraiser
WHEN Noon to 6 p.m., Sunday
WHERE Walter L. Fox American Legion Post No. 2, 835 S. Bay Road, Dover
INFO Visit wlfoxpost.org or call 674-3922
Sunday is Vietnam Veterans Day, and you can honor vets by jamming to local bands in the Memorial Day fundraiser event held at Walter L. Fox American Legion Post No. 2.
The live entertainment will feature the Triple Shot Band, Key of Red, Lou and Mari Hill, as well as DJ DeeVa and more. Other festivities at the event will include a silent and live auction, raffles, cash bar and food. Proceeds from the fundraiser event will benefit the restoration and erection of a 16-foot-tall UH-1 Huey helicopter that will be dedicated to the Kent County Veterans Memorial Park on Memorial Day.