Not-to-be missed music news
San Fermin is the stage name of Brooklyn indie rocker, composer and songwriter Ellis Ludwig-Leone and his eight-piece band. In December 2012, the band performed their first concert and got a record deal with Downtown Records. Their album, San Fermin, with a strong classical component, was released worldwide in the fall of 2013. Following rave reviews, the band started performing sold-out shows and festivals across the world and opening for artists like the National, St. Vincent, Arctic Monkeys, and The Head and the Heart.
On Saturday, Jan. 31, they will perform at Arden Gild Hall. The show starts at 8:30 p.m.
Tickets are $13 in advance and $16 at the door.
For more information visit ardenconcerts.com.
A Capella at the Grand
NBC’s The Sing-Off Live! Tour will stop in Wilmington
The Sing-Off, NBC’s a cappella music competition, returns to the road this February for its second national The Sing-Off Live! Tour, arriving at The Grand on Saturday, Feb. 28.
The tour will feature The Sing-Off fan favorite groups VoicePlay and Street Corner Symphony, plus one more group from this year’s two-hour Sing-Off television special. The groups will perform their a cappella versions of this year’s chart-topping hits as well as favorite arrangements from the TV show.
Tickets are on sale now at theGrandWilmington.org, by phone 652-5577, and at the Grand box office.
Area band members New Sweden celebrate five years of playing together on Friday, Jan. 9, at The Queen. The band, which comprises William Dobies, Jimmy Dukenfield, Dan Weirauch, Zac Dukenfield and Chuck Knott, will perform and be joined by Levee Drivers and Scantron.
New Sweden, a fan favorite in the greater Philadelphia region and beyond, performed at 2014’s Firefly Music Festival. With their Americana folk style, combined with the intense melodies of indie rock, the band’s sound is distinct and raw.
The show starts at 8 p.m. and tickets are $15.
For more information visit queen.worldcafelive.com.
Singer-songwriter Margo Rey is an artist who has been on musical theatre, jazz, dance and pop charts. Rey calls her style “Organica,” an eccentric mix of pop music rooted in jazz with profound ethno-rhythmic grooves, textural guitars, keys and lush vocals. Rey will be at the baby grand on Sunday, Jan. 18, at 9 p.m. Tickets are $21.
For more information visit margorey.com.
A Rowdy Good Time
Apache Trails to perform at Home Grown Café
Apache Trails is a Wilmington-based band whose performances embody a rowdy, unbridled and altogether good time. See the blues-Americana band at Home Grown Café on Saturday, Jan. 31, at 10 p.m.
Two Country Music Festivals Coming
Major headliners set for this summer
On the heels of Firefly 2015 (June 18-21), two inaugural country music festivals have been announced, both featuring top country music artists.
From June 26-28, the Big Barrel Country Music Festival in The Woodlands of Dov
er International Speedway (where Firefly is held), will feature Blake Sheldon, Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood.
Delaware Junction, Aug. 14-16, will be held at the Delaware State Fairgrounds in Harrington and feature Jason Aldean, Toby Keith and Florida Georgia Line.