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2019 "Behind the Scenes" Schedule

A Conversation with Kat Edmonson

Friday, June 21 • 6 p.m. • The Cove Tent

Join in conversation with Kat Edmonson who brings both the songs and the sensibility of the Great American Songbook into the 21st century. Enhance your experience for this evening's performance, and discover how Kate emerged as one of the most distinctive performers in contemporary American music in the past decade.

A Conversation with Terrance Simien

Friday, June 28 • 6 p.m. • The Cove Tent

Terrance Simien, two-time Grammy-award winner, will share his experiences leading his five-piece, highly skilled and well traveled, Zydeco Experience band. As one of the most respected and accomplished artists in American roots music today, take this opportunity to dive deeper into the journey of this critically-acclaimed musician.

The Journey of a Singer/Songwriter

Thursday, July 11 • 6 p.m. • The Cove Tent

Brad Allen is a coastal Delaware guitarist and songwriter. He has rediscovered his musical passion over the past few years and amassed a new collection of material that is rich with textured melodies representing layers of contemporary guitar-driven, forward thinking music. Gain insight and learn the methodology as Brad will share his unique journey as a singer and songwriter.

Blues Deconstructed

Monday, July 15 • 6 p.m. • The Cove Tent

Chris English uses vintage guitars from the '20s and '30s to replicate the sound and feeling of the blues he has studied and loves. Delta Blues is his forte, singing, playing guitar and harp, stamping out the time on an old wooden Coca Cola crate. He also teaches a class at Salisbury University titled "Blues: The Roots of Rock & Roll." Enjoy great music and a lively discussion to begin the evening.

A Conversation with Paige Hernandez

Wednesday, July 17 • 6 p.m. • The Cove Tent

Paige Hernandez is a multidisciplinary artist who is critically acclaimed as a performer, director, choreographer and playwright. Learn how this dynamic, multidisciplinary artist, known for her effective fusion of theatre, hip-hop, dance and education, is changing the landscape of performance arts.

A Conversation with Mike DelGuidice

Saturday, July 27 • 6 p.m. • The Cove Tent

Not only is Mike DelGuidice the front man of this well-respected Billy Joel tribute band, he was asked by the famous musician himself, to join his band after hearing Mike perform. Hear this amazing story on how this front man is now currently is on-tour with Billy Joel.

A Conversation with Gary Allegretto

Thursday, Aug. 1 • 6 p.m. • The Cove Tent

Gary Allegretto has topped the Blues and Roots radio charts, and been featured on the soundtracks of major motion pictures from Disney to Warner Brothers. Join in conversation with this internationally-know Bluesman and humanitarian, who has also touches the lives of children throughout the world, with this non-profit charity, Harmonikids.

Behind the Curtain: Freeman Arts Pavilion

Tuesday, Aug. 6 • 6 p.m. • The Cove Tent

The Freeman Arts Pavilion, slated as 4,000 seat permanent venue, is the next stage in the growth and sustainability of The Freeman Stage as we know it today. Take a look behind the curtain to see what the future looks like in making the arts accessible to all.