Concerts to be held in Millsboro, Ocean View parks

With the summer season fully underway, many towns are offering residents and visitors the chance to enjoy some free family-friendly entertainment.

“In July we have three; two in August and one September,” said Millsboro Chamber of Commerce Coordinator Amy Simmons. “They’re all on Sundays.”

The next Concert in Cupola Park will be June 24, beginning at 6 p.m. at the park’s stage, featuring the Milford Smooth Sound Dance Band.

“They’ve gone out and found some different new groups to perform this year, along with some that have been in the past,” noted Simmons.

On July 8, the Jones Boys will perform. On July 15, it will be All For Him. July 22 will feature the Dr. Watson Band. And, on Aug. 5, the United States Navy Electric Brigade will perform.

Simmons said that the concerts generally have about 100 people in attendance and that they are well-received by the community.

“The community response has been very good. We’ve had a lot of inquiries as to when the next one is and who’s performing,” she said, adding that she thinks the events are a great way to spend a Sunday evening and hopes more people will attend.

“They’re all family-friendly,” said Simmons. “The Garden Club of Millsboro does desserts, water and lemonade. This year we do have Vitale’s water ice and ice cream. Come and bring a blanket, bring a lawn chair and just enjoy some music.”

The Town of Ocean View holds its concerts in John West Park. On Tuesday, June 26, at 6:30 p.m., the 287th Army Band, Delaware National Guard Brass and Woodwind Quintet will perform.

“It’s just a free concert for Ocean View residents and neighbors,” explained Town Manager Lee Brubaker. “They play for an hour and a half. We’re hoping for a pleasant evening, no mosquitoes, pleasant weather.”

Brubaker said that free ice cream is served and local Boy Scout Troop 281 will also sell refreshments, and he hopes it will be an enjoyable evening for all.

“A lot of the other towns in the area do things like this. We’ve got a beautiful park, and we like to open it up to let people come out and see what we have to offer. It also gives neighbors the chance to get together and enjoy some music and a nice evening together.”