Category: Arts

The Delaware Division of the Arts is investing nearly $3 million in more than 100 arts and community organizations statewide. This first round of funding for FY2020 includes: General Operating Support, Project Support, Arts Stabilization, StartUp and Education Resource grants. “The applications that come in from communities throughout the state represent the finest in arts…

Mayor Mike Purzycki is calling for all music lovers to attend the annual Ladybug Music Festival this weekend in downtown Wilmington. Purzycki joined Gayle Dillman and Jeremy Hebbel of Gable Music Ventures to help get the word out about the free, two-day festival. The event was launched in response to a lack of  female representation at other…

Smyrna At Night, Delaware’s fastest growing free music festival, on June 3 announced its first national headliner and the entry of WSFS Bank as the presenting sponsor. The festival is a joint production of Wilmington-based NüPOINT Marketing and Gable Music Ventures, in collaboration with the Town of Smyrna. The day-long event take place on June 8…

(AP) — Having transferred hands this past year, Delaware’s Firefly Music Festival has announced its 2019 lineup and new offerings. News outlets reported Monday that the festival returns to The Woodlands for its eighth year June 21-23, now one day shorter. Travis Scott, Post Malone and Panic! At The Disco are the headliners. Firefly is…

(AP) — An $8 million soundstage will provide a home for touring bands, film crews and theater productions in Delaware. The News Journal reports Wilmington officials on Friday announced plans for the Pine Box, a 25,000-square-foot (2,320-sq. meter) soundstage that will be 95 feet (29 meters) tall and built on 10 acres (4 hectares) of…

Gritty creator Dave Raymond has Delaware roots

By Joyce L. Carroll Special to Delaware Business Times Dave Raymond has built a career marketing fun. His 16-year run as the original Phillie Phanatic changed the world of sports mascots. Now, as the founder of Raymond Entertainment, Raymond is helping other professional and college sports teams nationwide create iconic mascots through character development, audience…