The festival season is ramping up and you know what that means? It's time for the R2Hop2 Beer and Music Festival.

R2Hop2 is for you

WHAT 2014 R2Hop2 Beer and Music Festival

WHEN Noon to 7 p.m.

WHERE Fordham & Dominion Brewery, 1284 McD Drive, Dover

COST $30 for general admission; $20 for advance tickets

INFO Visit or call 678-4810

The festival season is ramping up and you know what that means? It’s time for the R2Hop2 Beer and Music Festival.

Launching Saturday at Fordham & Dominion Brewery, the third annual festival will be a family affair, as well as a good time for non-beer drinkers.

Saturday’s lineup of entertainment will feature four bands and a local DJ. Guests can expect to rock out to Lower Case Blues, Community Center, Rivers and Epstein’s Mother. In between sets, Deejay Sticks will keep silence at bay with his turntables.

In addition, festivalgoers will enjoy a keg toss competition, corn hole tournament and a rock wall to climb, which the kids will love.

As for the fare, organizers are bringing in 14 vendors who’ll sell everything imaginable from Steve Curran Oysters (both fried and raw oysters) to more than enough pulled pork and barbecued treats from the award-winning folks with Pigheaded BBQ.

At 2:30 p.m., 10 brave souls will have 10 minutes to compete in the new “Bier Dawg Challenge.” Hoffman Meats will supply the “bier dawgs” (brats), which will be handcrafted and cooked with Fordham’s own Gypsy Lager. First place will receive a $50 gift card to Fordham and Dominion, second place wins a $25 gift card and third place wins a $10 gift card.

For those who doesn’t drink alcohol or who have volunteered as designated driver for the day, Fordham will have its tasty root beer on tap.

Get schooled by The Four Freshmen

WHAT The Four Freshmen in concert

WHEN 7 p.m., Saturday

WHERE Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts, 226 S. State St., Dover

COST $40 for adults; $35 for seniors; $30 for children

INFO Visit or call 678-3583

There’s a perception that most freshmen are too immature for their own good. While this stereotype holds true for some underclassmen, you certainly can’t hang that label on The Four Freshmen band.

The Four Freshmen, a quartet that combines jazz harmonies with pop, has made its mark in history as one of the top vocal groups of the 1950s. The Freshmen also formed the bridge between 1940s ensembles like Mel-Tones and harmony-based rock ‘n’ roll bands such as The Beach Boys.

In 1952, the outfit released their first hit single, “It's a Blue World” and enjoyed further success with “Mood Indigo” (1954), “Day By Day” (1955) and “Graduation Day” (1956). They released their first LP, “Voices in Modern,” in 1955.

Over the years, many incarnations of the group have formed to continue sharing The Freshmen’s unique brand of vocal harmonies with audiences worldwide.

As part of their national tour, the Four Freshmen will gig at the Schwartz Center for the Arts tonight.

New children’s choir to amaze on stage

WHAT ‘Requiem,’ presented by Delaware Choral Society, featuring Delaware Youth Chorale and Delaware Chamber Singers

WHEN 4:30 p.m., Sunday, April 27

WHERE Schwartz Center for the Arts, 226 S. State St., Dover

COST $25 for adults; $22 for seniors; $12 for children under 18.

INFO Visit or call 678-5152

After three months of preparation, the spritely and talented singers with the Delaware Youth Chorale will premiere on stage at the Schwartz Center for the Arts on Sunday, as an opener for the Delaware Choral Society’s performance of Wolfgang Mozart’s entire repertoire of "Requiem.”

The DYC will perform a repertoire of introductory choral masterworks, including the traditional piece "Dona Nobis Pacem,” and Michael Praetorius’ "Jubilate Deo.”

The concert will also include the Delaware Choral Society Chamber Singers as an opening act.

The Chamber Singers will perform works by composer Franz Joseph Haydn.