Music festivals coming to Wilmington

April 25, 2018 by  

Mike Purzycki, the mayor of Wilmington, recently announced the dates for two important music festivals that will be coming to the city.

The 2018 Riverfront Blues Festival and the 2018 DuPont Clifford Brown Jazz Festival are both on the horizon. The jazz festival is the city’s premier musical event, and this is its 30th anniversary, while the blues festival will be 21 years old this year.

The jazz festival runs for three days, with performances on the main stage in Rodney Square. The blues festival is slated for Tubman-Garrett Park, which is on the Riverfront. It will take place about six weeks after the jazz event.

The Jazz Festival is scheduled for June 20 through June 23, with performances beginning at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, and noon on the Saturday.

The Blues Festival begins Friday, August 3 and runs through Sunday, August 5. The shows start at 5:00 pm on Friday, noon on Saturday, and 12:30 pm on Sunday.

The lineup of performers for the two festivals will be announced on International Jazz Day, which is next Monday, April 30. The announcement will be made to the public at The Queen, located at Market and 5th. Tickets for the blues event will go on sale immediately after the announcement, while the jazz festival is free.

Tickets to events like this make great corporate gifts, particularly to people visiting the city.