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Mayor Purzycki, Cultural Affairs Director Betz Announce New Summer Concert Series in Partnership with Gable Music Ventures

Post Date:07/03/2019 4:00 PM

The inaugural “Music on Market Street” will bring live performers to Wilmington’s Downtown Business District beginning Thursday, July 11 

Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki and City Cultural Affairs Director Tina Betz are pleased to announce a new summer concert series, “Music on Market Street,” which will kick off on Thursday, July 11 and continue through Thursday, August 22, 2019.  The series is a collaboration between the City and Gable Music Ventures, creators of the Ladybug Festival, and will feature a variety of musical genres – rock, jazz, blues, Latin, folk – up and down North Market Street in the Downtown District.

“A large part of Wilmington’s history involves local musical performers and our City’s appreciation of them and their music, culture and the arts,’ said Mayor Purzycki. “That’s why we are so excited to offer yet another opportunity for City residents and visitors to enjoy free, local live music this summer, in partnership with our friends at Gable Music Ventures. Wilmington continues to produce first-rate programming for all to enjoy, and this series will add even more excitement to our City which continues to thrive as never before.”

A total of 30 acts will perform over six evenings at various locations between the 400 block of North Market Street and the “W” at Rodney Square, which is located at 10th and North Market streets. All performances are 90 minutes long with staggered start times between 5:15 p.m. and 5:45 p.m. The last show of the evening will run until 7:15 p.m.  A full schedule of performers and locations is included at the end of this news release.

“This summer we are excited to bring together a wide variety of performers – from old favorites like Nalani & Sarina and Darnell Miller to up-and-coming acts such as Trap Rabbit and Frantastic Noise,” said Gable’s Gayle Dillman. “We look forward to seeing large crowds of people enjoying the sights and sounds of street performers while strolling and dining in Downtown Wilmington this summer.”
 
The 2019 “Music on Market Street” performance schedule is:
 
Thursday, July 11th
Briz & the Revival – Willington Square – 5:15pm
Miguel Orlando Trio – W at Rodney Square – 5:45pm
*Woz – 700 Block near Christina Cultural Arts Center (CCAC) – 5:25pm
*Boy Wonder – Chelsea Tavern Patio – 5:35pm
*Caitlin Marsilii – 900 block near Ernest & Scott Patio – 5:45pm
 
Tuesday, July 16th
Plenty Pepper Steel Band – Chelsea Tavern Plaza – 5:15pm
Sam Nobles Trio – 400 block near Farmer & the Cow – 5:45pm
*Hepner’s Rebellion – 500 block near Willington Square – 5:25pm
*1 Identity – 600 block near Delaware College of Art and Design (DCAD) – 5:35pm
*Julia Johnson – W at Rodney Square – 5:45pm
 
Thursday, July 25th
Trap Rabbit – Willington Square – 5:15pm
Jason Ager & the Golden Eagles – Chelsea Tavern Plaza – 5:45pm
*Justin Angelo – W at Rodney Square – 5:25pm
*Michael Hahn – 700 block near CCAC – 5:35pm
*Tim Hein – 900 block near Ernest & Scott Patio – 5:45pm
 
Thursday, August 8th
Pristine Raeign – W at Rodney Square – 5:15pm
Frantastic Noise – Chelsea Tavern Plaza – 5:45pm
*Jimmy Jimmy – 400 block near Farmer and the Cow – 5:25pm
*Almost June – 600 block near DCAD – 5:35pm
*Foxglove and Firebrand – 700 block near CCAC – 5:45pm
 
Thursday, August 15th
Nalani & Sarina – Willington Square – 5:15pm
Darnell Miller – W at Rodney Square -5:45pm
*Ben Mascioli – 600 block near DCAD – 5:25pm
*MaryAnna – 700 block near CCAC – 5:35pm
*Skinner & Spadola – Statue next to The Grand – 5:45pm
 
Thursday, August 22nd
Aaron Walker Quartet – W at Rodney Square – 5:15pm
Blues Reincarnation Project – Chelsea Tavern Patio – 5:45pm
*Breadstampers – 400 block near Delaware History Museum – 5:25pm
*Brandon Mesen – 600 block near DCAD – 5:35pm
*A Note Two Self – 700 block near CCAC – 5:45pm
 
Performers with “*” are solo acts.
All performance are on Thursdays except Tuesday, July, 16. The Ladybug Festival is Thursday, July 18 and Friday, July 19.  Music on Market City Series  2019 11 x 17 Print _ GABLE

 

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