2023 Live Music at Freeman Arts Pavilion

Darius Rucker, Styx among first shows

announced at Freeman Arts Pavilion

Ticket sales begin Thursday, Feb. 23

Freeman Arts Pavilion has announced the first set of performances of its 2023 summer concert series.

The outdoor venue — a program of the Joshua M. Freeman Foundation, a fundraising arts nonprofit, located in Selbyville — will present its 16th season with a mix of dance, theatre, children’s performances and live music.

The first set of performances announced include The Magic School Bus: Lost in the Solar System on June 2; Styx on June 3; Grammy Award-winning Carly Pearce on June 4; BAM Percussion on June 8; Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue on June 9; Kashmir: The Live Led Zeppelin Show on June 10; comedian Brian Regan on June 15; Darius Rucker on June 16; Keb’ Mo’ on June 17; Rebelution with Iration, The Expendables, Passafire on June 23; Grand Funk Railroad on June 24; 287th Army Band: “The Governor’s Own” on July 1st.

The Head and The Heart and The Revivalists on July 5; Rain: A Tribute to The Beatles on July 12; The Mavericks on July 30; Sons of Mystro on Aug. 3; Jason Mraz and His SuperBand on Aug. 8; Diana Krall on Aug. 11 and Lady A on Aug. 25.

Tickets for these performances go on sale to the public Thursday and Friday, Feb. 23-24, at freemanarts.org. On-sale times will vary throughout the day, interested attendees should check individual event pages for exact times.

Performances will be announced continually this spring as shows are confirmed, said Patti Grimes, executive director.

“We anticipate this season featuring more than 65 diverse performances,” she said. “The variety of genres we are presenting provides the opportunity for all to enjoy arts performances all summer longer.”

As an arts nonprofit, Freeman Arts can offer performances for all ages to enjoy with the support of local organizations, such as its Season Sponsors, who include Sara Chase Carlson of Sodoka, Inc., Schell Brothers and Preston Automotive Group. For more information, visit freemanarts.org. 

Freeman Arts Pavilion is a program of the Joshua M. Freeman Foundation, with a purpose of creating experiences that elevate the human spirit. This program is made possible, in part, by a grant 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. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com. Grant support is also provided by the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, the Carl M. Freeman Foundation, the Sussex County Council, and the state of Delaware.