Freeman Stage

Ladybug Music Festival

Photo from concert with band playing and audience in front row

Whether you enjoy listening to radio staples with a beer in hand or prefer a more sophisticated event with wine and an orchestra, you’re sure to find amazing live shows from opera to pop and everything in between in Delaware.

The Queen
This local gem is housed in a 19th-century building which has transformed over the years from hotel to movie theater and in 2011, live performance venue. From classic rock to modern Latin vibes, this venue allows you to enjoy top music in the heart of Wilmington.

Ladybug Music Festival
This annual celebration of women in music takes place in both Wilmington (July) and Milford (September) and with free admission and musicians with amazing talent, the entertainment value can’t be beat.

With an annual festival every April as well as shows throughout the year, any opera-lover is sure to be pleased with the performances OperaDelaware puts on. If you enjoy wine, be sure to check out an Opera Uncorked session featuring world class opera in an intimate setting with a wine tasting.

Delaware State Fair
For 10 days every summer, the Harrington racetrack lights up with a stage showcasing some of the biggest names in country music. The full lineup is announced each spring. 

Hudson Fields
This part-time sports venue is home to the HighwayOne Concert Series every summer featuring artists like Jake Owen and Old Dominion. Just off DE-1 you can pull off for a concert on your way to or from the Delaware beaches.

Rusty Rudder
This bayside restaurant transforms into a live music haven every summer night. Be sure to try Dewey Beach’s signature Orange Crush during the show. Live outdoor entertainment continues into the fall.

Bottle & Cork
Dewey’s self-proclaimed “Greatest Rock and Roll Bar in the World” brings big names to the small beach town year after year. When the town quiets down after the height of summer, Bottle & Cork continues to bring the noise.

Freeman Arts Pavilion
This outdoor performance arts venue in southern Delaware brings big hitters across genres. Enjoy the entertainment and the perfect weather while acts like The Temptations, Pat Benatar, the Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, Steve Miller Band, and Brandi Carlile take the stage.