Firefly Music Festival

Music Festivals and Events in Delaware

One thing is clear: Delaware is becoming an East Coast center for summer music festivals, whether it’s the indie-rock vibe of Firefly Music Festival or the country accent of the Big Barrel Country Music Festival, the Delaware Junction Festival and the Delaware State Fair.

That steady undercurrent of live music excitement isn’t limited to the big festivals in Delaware. More intimate music venues keep a steady beat up and down the state, from the Grand Opera House and World Café Live at the Queen in Wilmington, to the rock clubs of Dewey Beach, to the summer-centric lineup of acts a Freeman Stage at Bayside.

Just take a look, and take your pick:

OperaDelaware Festival
Be the first to see the East Coast Premiere of Franco Faccio's Hamlet and the OperaDelaware Premiere of Verdi's beloved Falstaff.

Clifford Brown Jazz Festival
Downtown Wilmington
Held in tribute to the Wilmington man who was one of the greatest jazz trumpeters of all time, the Clifford Brown Jazz Festival routinely features top musicians, and always offers free admission.

Firefly Music Festival DelawareFirefly Music Festival
The Woodlands of Dover International Speedway
1131 N DuPont Hwy, Dover, DE 19901
Imagine a setting of grassy country fields, edged by cool stands of tall trees. Now imagine that this place will soon be transformed over the course of four summer days into the undisputed center of the music world, filled with full-day rosters of top-name bands, a startling array of offbeat leisure diversions, and tens of thousands of happy, hollering, harmonious fans. That's the Firefly Music Festival.

Riverfront Blues Festival
Tubman Garrett Riverfront Park, Wilmington
The acts take the stage one after the other at this laid-back event on the banks of the Christina River.

Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival
Various venues in Rehoboth Beach, DE
Held at intimate venues in and around the Delaware beach resort town of Rehoboth Beach, the annual Jazz Festival has been a spring ritual for more than 25 years, highlighted by such national acts as Booker T. and the MGs, Al Green and Queen Latifah. During the festival, local restaurants and bars offer additional entertainment and delicious dining options.