Bethany unveils summer entertainment lineup

The Town of Bethany Beach this week announced its summer bandstand entertainment schedule for 2014, touting it as “A Singer-Songwriter Summer.” Once again, all of the shows are free and open to the public, with a standard 7:30 p.m. start time that may vary for some performances.

The Town also announced this week that movies will once again be shown on the beach off Garfield Parkway every Monday night at dusk. Bonfires will be held every Thursday at dusk, off Campbell Place. The movie titles and the boardwalk exercise schedule are to be released soon.

A full, updated list of bandstand performers is available at, including late additions.

Performers scheduled as of this week included: May 24, Sean Reilly’s Frank Sinatra Tribute; May 25, rock music with the U.S. Navy Cruisers; June 13, The British Invasion (a Beatles tribute); June 14, Fish Whistle (rock/pop); June 15, Delmarva Big Band; June 20, Monkee Paw (beach rock/pop); June 21, Still Surfin’ (Beach Boys tribute); June 22, Melissa Alesi (singer-songwriter), 5:30-7 p.m.; Lauren Mitchell Band (blues); June 27, Sir Rod (A Tribute to Rod Stewart); June 28 Ernie Halter (singer-songwriter) and “The Voice” Season 2 finalist Tony Lucca; June 29, Electric Velvet (rock/pop).

The July schedule includes: July 1, “Dancing through the Decades” with D.J. Batman (with music from the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s); July 2, Uncle Pete with Kids; July 3, National Guard Army Show Band, 5:30-7 p.m.; July 4, parade at noon, horseshoe-throwing contest at 2 p.m., awards ceremony at 7:15 p.m., fireworks at dusk; July 5, The Stims (rock/pop); July 6 Sarah Williams (singer-songwriter); July 9, Kids’ Night: Songs by Jim Hossick; July 11, David Stone’s Johnny Cash Tribute; July 12, Haleytown (modern country); and July 13, karaoke (registration begins at 6 p.m. at the bandstand plaza).

July entertainment will continue on July 16, with Kids’ Night: Children’s Theater, “Peter Pan” at Town Hall, with shows at 6 and 7 p.m. (tickets must be picked up at Town Hall at 8 a.m. on the day of the show); July 18, Mario Rocco’s Parade of Stars (variety); July 19, The Threetles (Beatles tribute); July 20, Ryan Tennis and the Clubhouse Band, 6:30-7:15 p.m.; Eric Lindell & The Sunliners (singer-songwriter), 7:30-9 p.m.

On July 23, it’s another Kids’ Night: Children’s Theater, “Alice in Wonderland,” at Town Hall, with shows at 6 and 7 p.m. (tickets must be picked up at Town Hall at 8 a.m. on the day of the show); July 25, Tyrone Wells (singer-songwriter); July 26, Fabulous Dialtones (rock); July 27, Chris Westfall (John Denver tribute); and July 30, Kids’ Night: Children’s Theater, “Aladdin” at Town Hall, with shows at 6 and 7 p.m. (tickets must be picked up at Town Hall at 8 a.m. on the day of the show).

Kicking off August, it’s Overtime (dance) on Aug. 1. Aug. 2 is Carnival Night at the Bandstand, featuring carnival games and a free photo booth, 6:30-9:30 p.m., a Dickens Parlour Theatre magician, 8-9 p.m., Sunshine the Clown with airbrush face-painting and balloon-making, 7-9 p.m. Aug. 3 will feature Jimi Smooth & HitTime (Motown/R&B).

Aug. 8 will again feature “Dancing through the Decades” with D.J. Batman; Aug. 8, Hope Road (Bob Marley tribute); Aug. 10, Monkee Paw (rock/pop); Aug. 15, the annual Talent Show with Mario Rocco; Aug. 16, The Philly George Project (jazz/R&B); Aug. 17, Love Seed Mama Jump (rock/pop); Aug. 22, U.S. Navy Country Current (country); Aug. 23, the E. Street Shuffle (Bruce Springsteen tribute); Aug. 24, The Vigilantes Acoustic Duo (rock/pop); Aug. 29, the Bullbuckers (reggae/ska); Aug. 30, Three Sheets Acoustic Trio (rock/pop); and Aug. 31, The Stims, 6:15-7:45 p.m., and Jesse Garron’s Tribute to Elvis, 8-9 p.m.

The official summer entertainment calendar will conclude with the annual Bethany Beach Jazz Funeral on Sept. 1.