Not-to-be-missed music news
New Sounds on Main Street
Grain will host more live music each month
More live music is now coming to Newark’s Grain Craft Bar + Kitchen four nights a month. After receiving positive feedback from customers about the new Main Street establishment’s Dogfish Head Stage, which features occasional acoustic artists, management has brought in Gable Music Ventures to program four nights of live music per month.
Lee Mikles, co-owner of Grain, says: “We are very excited to add Gable to the team to bring us entertaining and new musical acts on a regular basis. This original music will be a great complement to the acoustic acts that we will continue to share with our guests.”
Starting this month, the first and third Fridays and second and fourth Saturdays will be programmed by Gable. Music fans can expect to see regional and touring original bands who will add some variety to the local acts Grain has been hosting. Additional live music happens at Grain every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings.
This month’s performances are: folk-songwriters Megan Knight and Brooke Dicaro on Nov. 6; pop-rockers Danielle & Jennifer on Nov. 14; acoustic rock-blues-funk artist Frank Viele on Nov. 20, and pop-R&B-soul musician Nelly’s Echo on Nov. 28.
A Rocking Good Time
Joe Trainor Trio and Hot Breakfast! to jam at the Smyrna Opera House
Hot on the heels of their Smyrna Opera House tribute to Billy Joel, The Joe Trainor Trio returns to the Opera House’s B. Stimson Carrow Auditorium on Saturday, Nov. 7, for a night of original music. Wilmington-based singer/songwriter Joe Trainor (piano) along with Kevin Niemi (bass) and Jeff Dement (drums) bring their unique piano-rock to Smyrna for one night only. Joining them will be the Wilmington-based acoustic dork-rock duo Hot Breakfast!
A full bar will be available. The show starts at 8 p.m.; tickets range from $8-$16.
Get Wild at Wilmo Rock Circus
The “biggest show in the Small Wonder” is back
Dubbed the “biggest show in the Small Wonder,” Wilmo Rock Circus is back for a fifth year to create indoor festival fun. Founded by Gable Music Ventures and Joe Trainor, the event is always the Saturday after Thanksgiving—Nov. 28 this year—and for the last four years has taken over the entire venue at World Cafe Live at The Queen. Fifteen bands will perform between the hours of 6 p.m. and midnight, utilizing both stages. Circus-themed extras like “circus master” emcees, handmade circus art, circus-themed food and drink options are included. Tickets are $20.
Grateful Dead Dance Party
Dec. 4 fundraiser in Arden
The Gilded Road: A Grateful Dead Dance party brings the thrills and chills of the annual Brandywine Valley Association’s Deadfest event—but in the winter and indoors. The Friday, Dec. 4, event at Arden Gild Hall will feature area musicians and all proceeds will benefit the Arden Gild Hall’s kitchen renovation.