RDC Announces Return of Summer Concert Series to Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park

June 2, 2023, Wilmington, DE– Continuing the popular summer tradition, the Riverfront Development Corporation (RDC) is thrilled to announce the return of their Riverfront Summer Concert Series and Lunchtime Entertainment Series for 2023. The evening concerts, which have been a long-standing tradition on the Riverfront, will take place Thursday evenings in July and August beginning July 6th from 7:30-8:30 p.m. The free weekly concerts will once again take place in Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park, featuring a different genre from a popular local artist each week.

Additionally, the RDC is happy to announce the return of the weekly Lunchtime Entertainment Series performances at Hare Pavilion, located on the Riverwalk. Every Wednesday in June through August, the pavilion will host a performance from 12:15-1:15 pm.

“We are excited to bring back our incredibly popular Summer Concert Series to Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park for a 25th year and expand the successful Lunchtime Summer Concert Series at Hare Pavilion from monthly to weekly” stated RDC Executive Director Megan McGlinchey. “We hope to see residents, office workers and visitors at the Riverfront enjoying a variety of incredible music this summer and while they are here, take advantage of the diverse dining and attraction options we have to offer.”

The full concert line-up can be found on the calendar at riverfrontwilm.com and listed below.

The 2023 Wilmington Riverfront Summer Concert Series 

The sounds of live music and family entertainment will return to the Riverfront this summer as the 2023 Wilmington Riverfront Summer Concert series begins on July 6, 2023, and runs through August 31, 2023.  This free concert series is held on Thursday evenings from 7-8:30 p.m.  This year’s concerts will be held on the tranquil grounds of Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park overlooking the Christina River. This year’s concert series will run for 9 weeks. Concert-goers will be treated to the sounds of jazz, folk, country, funk, rhythm & blues, swing, gospel, hip-hop. All of this great entertainment while enjoying the unique scenery of beautiful Riverfront Wilmington.

July 6                                Swing That Cat (Swing, Cabaret Jazz, and Splash of Bourbon Street)
July 13                             UD Steel Band (Summer Island Steel Pan Band)
July 20                             Stacia LaChole & the BlacSoul Band (R&B, Pop, Soul, Gospel, Funk and Jazz)
July 27                             Sean Reilly (Vocalist in the Sinatra Style)

August 3                         Sunset Riders (Southern Rock & Country)
August 10                       Jimmy Pritchard Band (Blues)
August 17                       Gerry Timlin (Family Night with Irish Folk Music)
August 24                       Best Kept Soul (R&B, Gospel, Jazz, Funk, Hip Hop and Rock)
August 31                        Blues Reincarnation Project (Blues & Rock)

The 2023 Riverfront Wilmington Lunchtime Event Series

The sounds of live music will return to the Riverfront this summer the sounds of live music and lunchtime entertainment will take place along the Christina River. The Riverfront Wilmington Entertainment Series are free events that will take place this year every Wednesday per month June-August from 12:15pm -1:15pm located at Hare Overlook Pavilion.  Visiting guest will be treated to the entertainment of jazz, rock, country, blues, & folk while enjoying the unique scenery of Christina River.

June 7                       Nic Snow (Rap & R&B)

June 14                     Walter Ferris (Bag Pipes)

June 21                     Carley Twigg (Country Guitarist)

June 28                    Sean Reilly (Frank Sinatra)

July 5                         Pete Gumbo (On the Accordion)

July 12                      David Zipse (“Virtuoso” Pianist)

July 19                      Anthony Jesson (Acoustic Guitar)

July 26                     Paul Sedacca & Begoña Gomez (Flamenco Guitar and Vocal Performance)

August 2                  Meeta Parker (Rock Soloist)

August 9                  University of Delaware’s School of Music’s UD2GO initiative featuring-Jonas Cohen

August 16                Skip Barthold (Jazz Guitarist, Singer, and Songwriter)

August 23                Taylor Wallace (Country Guitarist, Singer) 

August 30                Dyad (R&B Vocal Soul)

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