Here are a few nifty events outside of Dover that you should consider checking out this weekend.
20-plus bands to see
WHAT 2014 Delaware Music Festival
WHEN 9 p.m. to midnight, Friday; 5 p.m. to 12 a.m., Saturday
WHERE Rusty Rudder
INFO Visit deweybeachfest.com or call 227-3888
If you’re in the mood to go the beach and hear live music, you’ll definitely want to head to the Delaware Music Festival held at the Rusty Rudder in Dewey Beach tonight and Saturday. The event boasts more than 20 original bands across an array of genres, from piano rock (Joe Trainor Trio) to funk (Universal Funk Order) and blues (lower case blues). The sweetest thing about the festival is it’s free, so there’s no excuse to not dive into the fun. Not to mention, there’s a pretty good chance you’ll become a fan of one of these 20-plus acts, since they each bring something different to the table.
Jam with Dan Band
WHAT The Dan Band and Go Ham Band in concert
WHEN 8 p.m., Friday
WHERE World Café Live at The Queen, 500 N. Market St., Wilmington
INFO Visit worldcafelive.com or call 994-1400
Back in 2003, singer and actor Dan Finnerty grabbed the country’s attention as the potty-mouthed wedding singer in Will Ferrell’s hit film "Old School.” Finnerty performed his now-infamous foul-mouthed rendition of Bonnie Tyler’s "Total Eclipse of the Heart." What started as a drunken joke for Finnerty singing Helen Reddy’s "I Am Woman" at a karaoke bar has spiraled out of control into The Dan Band, a cult hit that has garnered rave reviews. The Dan Band is a hilarious outfit that covers pop songs, while spicing them up with cursing and obscenities. The Dan Band will resume its zaniness at the World Cafe Live at The Queen in Wilmington tonight. Dance group The Go Ham Band will open the show.
Living Legends at Gold Room
WHAT The Orlons in concert
WHEN 6 and 8 p.m., Friday
WHERE Harrington Raceway & Casino, 15 W. Rider Road, Harrington
INFO Visit casino.harringtonraceway.com or call (888) 887-5687
After assembling more than five decades ago, living legends The Orlons continue to shower listeners in its zesty R&B. The Orlons, hailing from Philadelphia, Pa, are known for its hit singles during the 1960s including "The Wah-Watusi,” "Don’t Hang Up,” "South Street” and “Not Me.” The next stop on The Orlon’s schedule is tonight in the Gold Room at Harrington Raceway & Casino.