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Freeman Arts Pavilion releases 2021 concert lineup

More than a year after coronavirus forced a Sussex County concert venue to pause its season, big name performers are coming back.

A full slate of big-name performers are coming to the Freeman Arts Pavilion this summer.

The Freeman Arts Pavilion in Selbyville has announced its 2021 lineup.


"It is so nice to have the arts back. We are “pressing play” for the 2021 season. It is time for the arts to return to Delmarva," said Patti Grimes - Freeman’s executive director.. “We have Jake Owen if you love country, and the Indigo Girls and Clint Black and REO Speedwagon, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Earth, Wind and Fire,”


She notes that this is the venue’s 14th season and every effort is being made to make sure concert-goers are safe.


“We have worked with Delaware Public Health - their guidelines and our plans," said Grimes."People will be in a pod formation this summer, meaning they’ll be a circle like they were for part of the year last year and four people to a pod. And it will be contactless when you come into the Freeman Arts Pavilion.”


She says everyone must wear a mask when they are entering or exiting the venue or moving around outside their pod. And patrons must also bring their own chairs.

Freeman had to cancel part of it’s 2020 season because a week before its scheduled season reveal last March, Delaware and much of the nation began a two-week lockdown due to COVID-19. The nonprofit was able to present a smaller season, featuring some local favorites and tribute acts to crowds of less than 15-percent capacity.

Grimes says tickets for concerts through July 31, 2021 will go on sale at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 22nd. Tickets for remaining performances will go on sale at a later date to be announced.


You can find the entire lineup and purchase tickets here.

Delaware Public Media' s arts coverage is made possible, in part, by support from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency dedicated to nurturing and supporting the arts in Delaware, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.


Kelli Steele has over 30 years of experience covering news in Delaware, Baltimore, Winchester, Virginia, Phoenix, Arizona and San Diego, California.