The cherry blossoms are blooming, flowers are budding all around us and the golf courses are filling up around us — yes, spring is in the air, and you can feel the energy and excitement all around us.
Of course, there’s another sign that screams the new season is on its way, and it equally excites people in this area every year. The Summer Concert Series on the Bethany Beach bandstand and the Freeman Stage at Bayside have both recently released their entertainment schedules for the season.
Our community is very fortunate to have both of these venues. The Bethany bandstand features free entertainment for all ages, with a setting that many people can only imagine enjoying — right at the center of all the activity on the Bethany Beach boardwalk, with the sound of waves crashing on the sand behind you. And the Freeman Stage offers a terrific mix of national recording artists and free entertainment for children on the weekends. The Freeman Stage offers its own little paradise as a setting, nestled in a quiet community with trees, stars and the moon serving as a backdrop for quality entertainment.
We have an interesting dynamic when taking our population into consideration. We have the long-time locals who like things a certain way, the newcomers who love the serenity of the area, but want the amenities that were offered at their former homes, and those somewhere in the middle — the ones who grew up somewhere else, but have lived here for a long time and now consider this home. That’s not even mentioning the thousands of vacationers who come here every year to take advantage of everything we have to offer.
The bandstand and Freeman Stage both offer a wide variety of acts certain to please everyone. And we all win from that.