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Mother’s Day at Longwood Gardens

Image Courtesy of Longwood Gardens

Image Courtesy of Longwood Gardens

Brunch is already sold out, but you still have the opportunity to buy timed admission tickets to the popular Mother’s Day event at Longwood Gardens. Take advantage of their extended hours and make reservations to savor a gourmet dinner in 1906, enjoy live music during the early evening, or take in a breathtaking sunset in the 86-acre Meadow Garden. Longwood’s outdoor Gardens will be in spectacular bloom and are expected to feature cascading wisteria, magnolia trees, and thousands of tulips.

1906 features a special prix fixe menu as well as à la carte options. Weather permitting, outdoor dining on the deck may be available.  Please feel free to stop by the dining room the day of your visit to check availability.  1906 is no longer accepting reservations.

On Saturday, May 9, and Sunday, May 10, 2015; open 9:00 am–8:00 pm.

The Café will be open 10:00 am–8:00 pm, no reservations necessary.

Performances in the Conservatory

Saturday, May 9, 2015

12:00–3:00 pm

Duo from Kennett Symphony of Chester County

5:00-7:00 pm

Gloria Galante’s Harp Duets

Sunday, May 10, 2015

12:00–3:00 pm

Duo from Kennett Symphony of Chester County

5:00-7:00 pm

Favorite opera arias from Opera Delaware soloists

http://longwoodgardens.org/

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Sunfest Celebrates Great Sunny Days in Ocean City, MD

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FIREWORKS: Thursday 10:05PM.
BEACH LASER LIGHT SHOWS: Saturday 9PM, 9:30PM, 10PM and 10:30PM
Rated #1 of the 100 Best Classic & Contemporary Craft Shows in the country by “Sunshine Artist Magazine
– America’s Premier Art & Craft Show Magazine”

Summer may be officially over, but there are still more sunny days ahead for beach lovers of all ages. September 18-21, 2014, be sure to check out Sunfest, celebrating its 40th year as Ocean City’s biggest and best festival.

Sunfest artists will delight your senses with their art and craft creations. Demonstrating artists will amaze you with their unique talents. Over 30 food vendors will awaken your taste buds with delicious foods from famous Eastern Shore delicacies to pit beef, gyros, Asian cuisine and many more. Enjoy free live entertainment on two stages all day long. Children will enjoy hayrides and inflatables on the beach. Sunfest 2014 has something for everyone.

Admission to the four-day event is free. All entertainment is free with the exception of the headline acts, which start at 8:00 p.m. Thursday, enjoy an evening of classic soul hits with the Righteous Brothers’ Bill Medley. Friday night is hot country night with Eric Paslay and Parmalee. Rick Springfield will be rocking the Sunfest tents on Saturday night. Tickets will be on sale at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center Box Office Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. or by contacting TicketMaster at 1-800-551-SEAT or http://www.ticketmaster.com.

Image Courtesy of Ocean City, MD

Image Courtesy of Ocean City, MD

For more information, call 800-626-2326.
Sunfest 40th Anniversary Ocean City MD
September 18 – 21, 2014
Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Sunfest Transportation Sunfest Ocean City Maryland
The Sunfest Express offers direct service for festival attendees traveling from the Roland E. Powell Convention Center to the Inlet Parking Lot. This is a non-stop express route that takes you directly to the Sunfest grounds for only $3 all day or $1 per boarding. Parking is free at the Convention Center south lot. Shuttles departs the lot every 30 minutes from 9:00 a.m. until 30 minutes following the end of the evening’s last concert, Thursday through Saturday, and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.
Ride the Boardwalk tram directly to the Sunfest grounds for only $3 per person one-way. The tram runs from 10 a.m. to midnight on Thursday, Friday & Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.
Due to limited parking around the festival, and for your convenience, park your vehicle for free at the following locations and ride the bus –
It’s the way to go! $3 all day or $1 per boarding
* Northside Park on 125th Street
* Municipal Lot at 100th Street.

Take advantage of the Town’s Park & Ride location on Route 50 in West Ocean City. Park your car for free and hop on the non-stop shuttle to Sunfest $3 all day for $1 per boarding..
If you require special assistance with handicapped transportation, please call 410-723-1606.
While at Sunfest, be sure to visit the Official Event Merchandise Tent located just inside the Main Entrance. Don’t forget your official 2014 Sunfest tee. Youth and Adult sizes through 4XL are available. .

ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE:
THURSDAY, SEPT 18
OUTDOOR
10:00 – Opening Ceremony
11:30 – Natty Beaux
1:30 – Frakie & The Pack
3:30 – Rick K & The Allnighters
5:15 – Teenage Rust
6:30 – Jesse Garron’s Tribute to Elvis

INDOOR
10:30 – Rick K & The Allnighters
12:30 – Recreation Dancers
2:30 – Natty Beaux
4:30 – Frankie & The Pack
8:00 – Righteous Brothers’ Bill Medley (ticketed performance)

FRIDAY, SEPT 19
OUTDOOR
11:00 – Randy Lee Ashcraft & The Saltwater Cowboys
1:00 – The Stickers
3:00 – The Galaxy Collective
5:00 – Front Page News
6:30 – The Stickers

INDOOR
10:00 – The Janitors
12:00 – Rick K & The Allnighters
2:00 – The Janitors
4:00 – Richie Fields
8:00 – Parmalee & Eric Paslay (ticketed performance) – Tickets $25-$35

SATURDAY, SEPT 20
OUTDOOR
11:00 – The Stickers
1:00 – Sir Rod
3:00 – The Diamonds
5:30 – Separate Ways The Band “Journey Tribute”

INDOOR
10:00 – The Diamonds
12:00 – Bob Lougheed & The Memphis Mafia
2:00 – Richie Fields
4:00 – British Invasion Experience
8:00 – Rick Springfield (ticketed performance) – Tickets $25-$50

SUNDAY, SEPT 21
OUTDOOR
10:00 – The Diamonds
12:30 – Bluesman Tom Larsen full band
2:30 – Party Like It’s…
4:30 – The Reagan Years

12:00 – Lollipop the Clown (Roaming Entertainment)

INDOOR
11:30 – Poole & The Gang
1:30 – Anthony “Swamp Dog” Clark
3:30 – Mike Hines and The Look


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My Picks for Musikfest, August 2, 2014

Image Courtesy of Mucca Pazza
Image Courtesy of Mucca Pazza

Musikfest professes to have one of the most diverse genre venues around. It’s a claim many music festivals make, but IMHO, Musikfest meets the challenge. Where else can you find a music festival that features musicians playing everything from polkas to indie punk rock? The selections are so varied, it’s hard to choose who to see.

I’m always up for a new experience, so here are my two picks for tonight.

Mucca Pazza, 7:30 p.m. Volksplatz

This is a special shout out to all band geeks. Yes, I spent my time marching 8-to-5. We were bad; bad doesn’t even begin to describe it. There were no tryouts for our band, they were begging for warm bodies. For the first four or five home football games, I carried an instrument without a mouthpiece, just to help fill out the ranks. We did run-ons that were so chaotic the director told us “if you slip, bow. Make them think you meant it.” When the sousaphone player became enamored of one of the trumpet players, our director arranged Simon & Garfunkel’s “Cecilia” with a sousaphone solo.

With that kind of background, I really need to see Mucca Pazza the rambunctious 20-piece circus-punk indie-rock marching band from Chicago that plays everything from Balkan brass to zombie mambo and demented arrangements of Dmitri Shostakovich. The group will lead a parade starting at 5 p.m. at Liederplatz and winding through the festival on the north side.

After that, I’ll go for King Paris and His Hypnotic Guitar, 9 p.m. Volksplatz. Rick Vito, who was lead guitarist for Fleetwood Mac and Bob Seger in the 1980s and ’90s (and is a Kutztown University grad), takes his new turban-wearing persona to the stage. I spent my formative years in the San Francisco Bay Area. What can I say? His videos look like a couple of parties I attended. Besides, I’m totally intrigued by someone who pairs “Ring of Fire” with belly dancers.

If neither of those float your boat, you can find something more to your taste here.
http://www.musikfest.org/lineup/daily-schedule/2014-08-02/


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Win Musikfest Keith Urban Tickets

Image Courtesy of ArtQuest

Image Courtesy of ArtQuest

Hurry, there’s still time to enter to win tickets to see Keith Urban on 8/10/2014.
Tickets are sponsored by Rothrock Motors.
Go here to enter: http://www.artsquest.org/rothrock/


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Enter to Win Tickets to See Alan Jackson or The All-American Rejects at Musikfest

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If you win, you not only get to watch The All-American Rejects or Alan Jackson from the best seats in the house, but dinner and drinks too. Two lucky winners will get tickets to the show in the MINI of Allentown Steel Terrace, where they’ll enjoy the concert from two ridiculously comfy chairs, right up front, along with dinner, drinks and dessert.

When you submit the form, you’ll be redirected to the MINI of Allentown Facebook page. They’re the contest sponsor and will be posting the winners of the contest on their page.

Enter below for your chance to win the “Best Seats in the House” Musikfest!
http://www.artsquest.org/mini/?utm_content=buffer61dce&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer


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Print Tickets for Free Blake Shelton and Lady Antebellum in Atlantic City, NJ

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Ticketmaster has confirmed that ticket holders can now print tickets for both the Blake Shelton and Lady Antebellum free concerts in Atlantic City.

Please note all general admission tickets are for Zones 3 – 12; please disregard any section/seat number listed on your ticket.

If you have any questions about your tickets reach out to Ticketmaster Customer Service at 800-653-8000 or visit http://www.ticketmaster.com/h/customer-service.html. and provide them with your ticket confirmation number.
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Big Name Entertainers at Delaware State Fair

Image Courtesy of Delaware State Fair

Image Courtesy of Delaware State Fair

Delaware may be the First State, but it’s also one of the smallest in the U.S. That doesn’t stop them from showcasing some of the biggest names in the music industry at the 95th Annual Delaware State Fair, Harrington, DE. As usual, the artist line-up features an eclectic mix of music styles, and fans of all ages are sure to find a performance to suit their taste. Some of the performances are free, others require tickets at various prices.

The line-up includes:

July 20 (Sunday)–Train
Track/Stadium: $59 Grandstand/Clubhouse: $54 6:30 PM DOORS 7:30 PM SHOW

July 21 (Monday)–Del-One Federal Credit Union presents McClain with China Anne McClain
Del-One Federal Credit Union presents McClain with China Anne McClain on Monday, July 21 at 7pm. This will be a FREE SHOW. Doors open at 6pm.

July 22 (Tuesday)–Keith Urban
Track/Stadium: $69 Grandstand/Clubhouse: $64 7:00 PM DOORS 8:00 PM SHOW

July 23 (Wednesday)–Brantley Gilbert
Track/Stadium: $40 Grandstand/Clubhouse: $35 6:30 PM DOORS 7:30 PM SHOW

July 25 (Friday)–Jeremy Camp

The Bridge Track/Stadium: $38 Grandstand/Clubhouse: $33 Pit (limit 400 tickets): $63 6:00 PM DOORS 7:00 PM SHOWS

July 26 (Saturday) – Lady Antebellum

The Bridge Track/Stadium: $64 Grandstand/Clubhouse: $59 6:30 PM DOORS 7:30 PM SHOW

If you have purchased a concert ticket you will need to purchase a separate gate admission ticket to enter the Delaware State Fair.

Image Courtesy of Delaware State Fair

Image Courtesy of Delaware State Fair

For more information or to purchase tickets:
http://www.delawarestatefair.com/