Entertainment Line-Up @ Nanticoke RiverfestSaturday, July 10th, 2021
Grace Baptist Church
Saturday, July 10th, 2021 - 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Worship with fun and contemporary Christian music (with a few fun popular secular songs thrown in) from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the grass lot next to the French Quarter. Grace is a GATHERING of families who are GROWING to be like Jesus, GIVING our lives away by GOING into the world to share His love. Learn more at www.graceseaford.org or stop by their table today for free water, kid’s rub-on tattoos, information about recovery, and enter for a raffled give away. All are welcome!
Nanticoke Indian Dance Troupe
Saturday, July 10th, 2021 - 11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
The Nanticoke Indian Dance Troupe is located out of Millsboro, Delaware. We consist of Native American Dancers of all ages demonstrating their individual dance styles for both women and men. As we continue to share our Native American Culture through dance, flute music and storytelling. Our Dance Troupe has participated in many different festivals, programs, schools, and churches across Delmarva and beyond.
Bob Myers – Guitar Soloist
Saturday, July 10th, 2021 - 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
I was born in Baltimore, MD in 1945 and started playing the guitar professionally at the age of seventeen. I toured with different bands in the Midwest with a light rick band in my early years.
In 1978, I began playing solo guitar in addition to combo work. I worked in Denver, Veil, & Colorado Springs for 12 years. While in Veil, I played for a private party for President Gerald Ford at his home in Beaver Creek, CO! I also performed at the Rain Tree Inn and was privileged to be solo instrumentalist for the famous big band leader, Ray Conniff.
In 1996, I moved to the Northern Virginia/Washington D.C. area and regularly performed there. I was honored to perform for special occasions at the White House during President Ronald Regan’s administration.
In 2014, my wife Sandi and I moved to Branson, MO. My expertise as a guitar soloist became the entertainment at the Wyndham Hotel and Resorts at Mountain Vista. I later performed at the Branson Café and Wine Bar as a guitar soloist where I met female vocalist, Mesa Mitchell. We formed a duo act performing Big Band and Jazz standards, blues, light rock, and show tunes. They also performed at the Library Lounge located in the Chateau of the Lake Resort Hotel at Table Rock.
My solo repertoire includes over 1,000 songs, including, Folk, light Rock, Latin, Jazz standards, Country hits, and Broadway musicals. The audience has always been impressed and amazed at the high level of proficiency in my guitar abilities. I also share my guitar talents with a few personally selected organizations on donations CD sale basis. I have two CD’s; “Guitar Artistry” and “Romantic Artistry”.
I am now located in Seaford, DE and am available for combo and solo work for such special occasions as theater bands, weddings and banquet functions, cocktail and private parties, wine-tasting festivals and concerts. I am also available as a studio musician for CD projects and demos.
Music Magic Magazine wrote; “Bob Myers is one of the very finest musicians ever to pick up a guitar. He plays a chord and melody style which is very original and unique. He is certainly on the same level with Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Les Paul.”
I love taking requests – so I hope to impress you at my first performance in Seaford during the Nanticoke Riverfest!
Sussex Sassy Dancers
Saturday, July 10th, 2021 - 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
The Sussex Sassy Dancers from the Nanticoke Senior Center will be performing at Riverfest on Saturday, July 10th at 1:00 pm. The Sussex Sassy Dancers were started by instructor Pat McDowell in March of 2015 at the Nanticoke Senior Center. Our dancers motto is to make the dance a part of our life and our lives a part of the dance. This group performs at line dance jamborees, local nursing homes, the Nanticoke Riverfest and various other venues throughout the year. Whether you are a beginner to advanced dancer, we welcome you to join our line dance class on Mondays and Thursdays at 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is $2.00 per class. It's all about moving the feet, the body and having a fun time!
Charlie & The Cool Tones
Saturday, July 10th, 2021 - 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Are you cool enough to come watch Charlie & The Cool Tones? Playing at the grass lot across the street from the French Quarter from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Charlie & the Cool Tones are a group of musicians whose music is as diverse as its membership. Formed in early 2015 by lifelong friends, Charlie Smith and Mark Carney who first played together in the early 70’s and on and off since, when time and life would allow. The Cool reinvented themselves and their sound which evolved from several different bands and eras, most recently Tri-Polar and Charlie & the Arthritics.
Our passion for playing and sharing our music with others inspired us to form the Cool Tones. We play a wide variety of music which draws from our broad taste of different genres, our life long experience of playing and the diversity of our membership. The Cool Tones play a little bit of everything and hopefully something for everyone, from blues, rock, funk and even some country and jazz.
Our line up consists of Charlie Smith of Bridgeville on bass and vocals, Mark Carney of Hockessin on lead guitar, Dan Parsons of Princess Anne, MD on guitar and vocals, Ron Crews of Rehoboth Beach on drums and vocals, Jon Timko of Hockessin on keyboard and Tom Ruggeri of Beltsville, MD on Sax. Also part of the Cool Tone Family are Mike McDowell on sax, harmonica and congas and his wife Libby on background vocals. Eddie Smullen fills in on drums, congas, vocals and sound when needed.
Saturday, July 10th, 2021 - 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
REUNION Band is a 7 -piece “Classic Soul & Rock N Roll” ensemble whose roots are traced to a number of rock ’n’ roll bands formed in Kent County, Delaware during the mid-late 60’s and early ’70s.
While some members have performed continuously for over three decades, others played during their high school and college years, then paused to build careers and raise families. In 2007, the passion was reignited by the “Dover All-Stars Reunion Concert” in Rehoboth Beach, bringing together over 30 area musicians to re-create the musical magic of the 60’s and 70’s. The Draw, a new band with built-in history, was created and performed from 2008-2011; its too-brief run ended after the untimely deaths of two founding members. In late 2012, three of the original members recruited additional talented musicians, and REUNION was born.
You can catch REUNION playing all over the state of Delaware, Maryland, and Pennsylvania and always looking for new venues and events!
Come join us at Nanticoke Riverfest as we rock out until the end of the event!