Join us for our inaugural fall fundraiser, the Harvest, Harmony and Hops Dinner. Show your support for the Joshua M. Freeman Foundation and the Arts by attending this inaugural fundraising event. Enjoy a unique night at The Freeman Stage, where we will celebrate our 2015 season, listen to great music and enjoy a wonderful family style dining experience, with three of Delaware’s finest partners, SoDel Concept’s Plate Catering, Dogfish Head Brewery (wine also available) and Coastal Tented Events. Limited to 125 guests. This event is outdoors and casual attire is requested. Must be 21 to attend.
Judy Carmichael is considered one of the greatest pianists in the swing tradition and one of the most sensitive vocalists. Count Basie nicknamed her “Stride” acknowledging her command of the form. Of Judy’s singing, America’s premier jazz magazine, Jazz Times writes: “Carmichael exhibits a truly remarkable ability to channel Peggy Lee’s breathy invitingness and her befogged insouciance (and) echoes the intense perspicacity of the solo albums of Annie Ross. In other words, she winningly blends two of the all-time finest, most intuitive jazz singers.” Judy’s concerts feature swing renditions of the Great American Songbook, from Gershwin and Cole Porter to Fats Waller and Duke Ellington, as well as new and unrecorded original compositions by Judy Carmichael.
This engagement of the Judy Carmichael Trio is made possible in part through funding by the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation.
Joe Baione has a passion for all things jazz. While he is making his mark on the jazz scene with his powerful performances on the vibes, he is also ensuring the future of jazz through his teaching and producing projects that make jazz more accessible in his community. Baione has won several awards including “Emerging Jazz Artist” in 2005 by Philadelphia Weekly and “Rising Star of Tomorrow” by Jazz at Lincoln Center.Artist Website
Come celebrate Labor Day and America with the Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, in an evening of the great American Classics of Jazz, Swing and Orchestral Favorites, with some very special guests. Afterwards, celebrate our annual Labor Day weekend tradition with post-concert fireworks display!
Classical and contemporary ballet highlights performed by First State Ballet Theatre, Delaware’s professional ballet company. Enjoy an enchanting performance by this professional company of bright young dancers performing under the artistic direction of Kirov-trained Pasha Kambalov.
Complimentary activity: In honor of Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty, which will presented at the Grand next season, FSBT will have a tiara-making class, supplies provided by FSBT, for young princesses and will invite audience members of all ages to come up on stage and learn some elementary ballet steps.
Uncle Pete is an interactive, fun, and positive experience in children’s and family entertainment. His energetic performance is what makes “Uncle Pete”. It’s a blend of original songs and classic children’s favorites, with interaction, movement, and silliness being the key elements. Use of the now-famous “kid’s wireless mic” to help the kids with public speaking in a non-threatening manner is an exclusive feature of the performance. It is truly “An Interactive Musical Celebration!”
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A day not to be missed at The Freeman Stage at Bayside! Stroll the green and enjoy previewing the artwork of Delmarva’s finest artists, whom are sponsored by Delaware by Hand. Pull up a chair and groove to some of the most talented jazz artists to ever play at the shore – Joe Baione Sextet, Catherine Russell, and Cyrus Chestnut!
We are no longer accepting artists to be featured on the green. Those with questions can contact Molly Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org
Buckwheat Zydeco’s performance, originally scheduled for Friday, August 7th, has been rescheduled to Friday, September 18th.
All previously purchased tickets will be honored for the September 18th performance. For those who are unable to attend the rescheduled performance on September 18th, a credit will be available towards ticket purchases of any upcoming 2015 Freeman Stage performances through September 11th. Ticket holders must contact the Box Office at 302-436-3015, or in-person on performance nights, in order to take advantage of this offer. No refunds will be offered.
American musical legend Buckwheat Zydeco is the preeminent ambassador of Louisiana’s zydeco music. If you’ve listened to Zydeco music, or felt its influence, or watched the world celebrate this great aspect of Louisiana culture over the past 30 years it’s likely been because of Buckwheat Zydeco. The band can claim the three largest selling Zydeco albums of all time. No other Zydeco artist has come close to selling as many records or exposing the music to more people around the world. Sit back, relax and enjoy the unique sounds of Zydeco.Artist Website
Twenty-Five years – a huge career accomplishment, especially in the music business. Aaron Tippin – who marks his silver anniversary as a recording artist this year – admits that he looks at his career longevity with a little bit of amazement. Tippin topped the charts with “Where The Stars And Stripes And Eagle Fly,” a song that became part of the American soundtrack during the aftermath of 9/11. “I wanted to talk to Americans about who we are at heart, and the fact that when the going gets tough, that’s when we really stand up. We may have a lot of differences when everything is calm and fine, but when it hits the fan, I think we’re the best in the world at sticking together, and rallying around the cause. That song served that purpose very well. I wanted us to be proud as Americans, and get back on with living free.” The Freeman Stage at Bayside is proud to present Aaron Tippin on September 11th as part of our support of the Operations Seas the Day program.Artist Website
Vocalist Catherine Russell is a native New Yorker, born into musical royalty. Her father, the late Luis Russell, was a legendary pianist/composer/bandleader, and Louis Armstrong’s long-time musical director. Her mother, Carline Ray, was a pioneering vocalist/guitarist/bassist who performed with International Sweethearts of Rhythm, Mary Lou Williams, and Ruth Brown. Her repertoire features a selection of gems from the 1920s through the Present; vital interpretations, bursting with soul and humor. With an off-the-beaten-path song selection, sparkling acoustic swing, and a stunning vocal approach, Catherine Russell has joined the ranks of the greatest interpreters and performers of American Popular Song.Artist Website