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Memories from longtime Freeman Stage patron Janet Powell ›

April 5, 2017

We love our patrons! Recently a longtime patron, Janet Powell of Ocean View, sat down with us to talk about what she enjoys about her experiences here at The Freeman Stage!

Ben Harper

Just added: Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals to perform Aug. 22! ›

March 21, 2017

The Joshua M. Freeman Foundation is proud to announce the addition of a three-time Grammy winner to this season’s lineup at The Freeman Stage at Bayside.

Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals will perform at The Freeman Stage on Tuesday, Aug. 22. Harper has released 14 studio albums and three live albums since 1994. In 2013, his collaboration with Charlie Musselwhite, “Get Up!” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Blues chart and spent 24 weeks in the Top 10. It won a Best Blues Album Grammy for Harper and harmonica master Musselwhite. Harper’s albums, combined with an unceasing commitment to international touring, have helped him grow a fan base that spans several continents.

Tickets will range from $35 to $65 for all ages, including infants and toddlers.

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2017 Freeman Stage season announcement ›

March 15, 2017

The Joshua M. Freeman Foundation recently announced its 2017 summer season at The Freeman Stage at Bayside, which will feature a diverse offering of dance, theatre, children’s performances and live music in celebration of its 10th season.

The national acts include Tedeschi Trucks Band on June 17; Baltimore Raven’s kicker Justin Tucker on June 18; The Stray Cat Lee Rocker on June 24; comedian Jay Leno on June 30; The O’Jays on July 1; Dustin Lynch & Granger Smith on July 6; Blues Travelers on July 11; The Wallflowers and Better than Ezra on July 12; Gary Clark Jr. on July 17; Hunter Hayes on July 28; Michael Franti & Spearhead on July 29; Sutton Foster on July 30; Chicago on Aug. 1; Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue on Aug. 3; Mary Chapin Carpenter on Aug. 8 and Joey Alexander Trio on Aug. 12.

This year’s performers include three Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, a Caldecott book honoree as well as a two-time Tony winner and, combined, have 15 Grammy Awards and over 30 Grammy nominations; two Country Music Association Awards; 3 Emmy Awards and 17...


Pam Green's favorite Freeman Stage memory ›

March 14, 2017

We've been interviewing some our patrons, sponsors, and partners this week and many of them have shared their favorite memories at The Freeman Stage. Here's a great one from Pamela Green of The Dispatch, who will be returning as a sponsor in 2017.


Carpool Karaoke with Michelle & Doug ›

February 9, 2017

This upcoming Sunday is an exciting day! We are very excited to see who the Grammy winners are that night, but it’s also a big day for our own Michelle DiFebo Freeman who will be celebrating a BIG birthday. Recently, Michelle joined Doug (our Creative & Digital Media Manager) for a little Carpool Karaoke … a fun tribute to the music we love and James Corden, host of the Grammy Awards and The Late Late Show with James Corden. Enjoy their fun trip through Sussex County!


'Our mission is really true to everything we do’: 10 years after his death, Josh Freeman’s legacy continues to enrich lives ›

December 14, 2016

Josh Freeman was a man who believed in more than building homes and shopping centers — for him, it was about building quality of life. And in the 10 years since his untimely death his companies and the organizations in his honor, have continued to carry on the legacy of creating places that enrich lives.

Freeman, who died in a helicopter crash on Dec. 14, 2006, was the President and CEO of the Carl M. Freeman Companies, which develops and manages commercial and residential properties. He also served as the chairman of the Carl M. Freeman Foundation, a private family foundation that provides grants to nonprofits in the mid-Atlantic region.

For those who knew Josh Freeman several words are continually used to describe him — kind, fun-loving, philanthropic, inclusive and witty. He joined the Carl M. Freeman Companies, a company founded in 1947 by his father, Carl, in 1986 as a leasing agent and was named President in 1992. He was a community builder whose leadership and personal commitment was focused on making the places he lived and raised his family a better place for...


Gone too soon: Remembering Josh Freeman 10 years later ›

December 14, 2016

Today, Dec. 14, marks the 10th anniversary of Josh Freeman’s sudden passing. On this important day, Michelle Freeman wanted to share some thoughts about her late husband:

“The Freeman family is so grateful for the incredible support and encouragement since the passing of Josh in 2006. Josh believed each person is unique with their own special qualities. I’d like to think that what we have accomplished in his name continues to build upon his legacy. A beautiful characteristic of my husband was his personal commitment to ‘pay it forward.’ If anyone would like to do anything in his remembrance today, ‘pay it forward’ in any way that you see fit. He would have loved that.”

Michelle thought that it may be fitting to also share Josh’s favorite poem, “If” by Rudyard Kipling, which he would often recite:

  • If you can keep your head when all about you
  • Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
  • If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
  • But make allowance for their doubting too;
  • If you can wait and not be tired by...

The next stage in this Stage’s life ›

September 10, 2016

A different stage will be coming to The Freeman Stage in 2017!


Date Night ›

September 10, 2016


Labor Day Weekend performances with Gavin DeGraw & Andy Grammer and Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra have been canceled ›

September 3, 2016

In agreement with artist management the decision has been made to cancel the Gavin DeGraw and Andy Grammer performance on Sept. 3 based upon the predicted severe weather. This performance will not be rescheduled. We are just as disappointed by this news as you may be, but we feel it’s the right decision. Refunds will be available to all original ticket buyers, who should call our offices at 302-436-3015 to start the refund process. Ticket purchasers also will have an option to donate the value of the tickets towards the mission of the Joshua M. Freeman Foundation.

Additionally, the Season Fireworks Finale with the Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra & U.S. Army Blues Band on Sept. 4 has also been canceled due to the predicted forecast. The fireworks show has been rescheduled to take place after the Bruce in the USA performance on Sept. 9. Tickets for that show are available for purchase online at www.freemanstage.org.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this process.