The Freeman Stage in Selbyville, Del. Announces Lineup for 2016 Summer Season
The 2016 season will feature 51 performances including Phillip Phillips and Matt Nathanson on June 29; Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes on July 2; The Band Perry on July 3; Justin Moore on July 7; Pat Benatar and Melissa Etheridge on July 13; The Beach Boys on July 14; Cherry Poppin’ Daddies on July 16; Huey Lewis and The News on July 27; The Silk Road Ensemble and Yo-Yo Ma on Aug. 10; Gladys Knight on Aug. 19 and the Wailers on Aug. 27.
The outdoor venue is going into its 9th season in Selbyville, Del., and has attracted more than 260,000 visitors since 2008. Patti Grimes, Executive Director of the Joshua M. Freeman Foundation, says over the years, the venue has progressed immensely.
“Year one, 2008, we opened up our doors and we had 13,500 people and we came with musical theatre, movies, story telling and great local music,” Grimes said. “This year and years past we’ve had national recording artists like Darius Rucker, Sheryl Crow, Barenaked Ladies and one thing we love about the Freeman Stage is that it’s a stage for everyone.”
Carla Markell, Delaware’s First Lady, Todd F. Lawson, Sussex County Administrator and Michelle D. Freeman, President and Chair of the Joshua M. Freeman Foundation spoke at the event among others.
The Freeman Stage at Bayside is a program of the Joshua M. Freeman Foundation, a foundation established in 2007 to honor Josh Freeman, the former Chair of the Carl M. Freeman Foundation, after his untimely death in December of 2006. According to the organization’s officials, the Joshua M. Freeman Foundation seeks to honor Josh’s passion and commitment to excellence by creating projects that he would have been proud of.
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