Entertainment Line-Up @ Nanticoke Riverfest

Saturday, July 8th, 2023 - Located on the Grass Lot on Market Street

Grace Church
Saturday, July 8th, 2023 - 9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

The Nanticoke Riverfest will kick off with some wholesome worship music to start the day from Grace Seaford’s Worship Team!

At Grace Seaford, we believe that people are designed for community and that healthy families are the best expression of community. We strive to learn how to give our time away in service to others, use our talents in a way that honors the unique way God has made each of us, and use our resources to impact those in need around us. We encourage and equip people to go into their local community, their region, and into the far reaches of our world to impact people with the love that Christ has so feely shared with us.

Restoration Community Church
Saturday, July 8th, 2023 - 10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Listen to some heart-felt worship music, poetry, and more from Restoration Community Church. They began their ministry in Gateway Park in Seaford, DE and now have a building located right off Market Street before you get to the heart of downtown!

Nanticoke Indian Dance Troupe
Saturday, July 8th, 2023 - 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.

Reunion Band
Saturday, July 8th, 2023 - 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 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. We cover a variety of music that has appeal to various ages and back grounds of people. Our selection of music includes covering “Classic Soul and Funk” from James Brown to Wild Cherry and “Classic Rock” tunes from The Beatles to Van Morrison.

You can catch REUNION playing all over the state of Delaware, Maryland, and Pennsylvania and always looking for new venues and events! 

Sussex Sassy Dancers
Saturday, July 9th, 2022 - 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

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 8th, 2023 - 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Are you cool enough to come watch Charlie & The Cool Tones? They 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. 

Shane Beard

Saturday, July 8th, 2023, 3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Local artist Shane Beard started singing at a very young age of 4 years old and has always had a passion for music. He moved to Seaford in 2004, when he was 11 years old. At the age of 12, he and 3 of his friends started playing in local establishments in the Seaford area and competed in the Battle of the Bands at Seaford High School. The music performed was more alternative rock, but he later switched to his passion which was country music. He likes adding his own flare to the songs, with a twist of alternative.

Shane was a runner up contestant on American Idol, which took him to New York City, as well as a couple local contests including Eastern Shore Idol and Delmarva Voice, where he competed against other very talented contestants. Shane won both of those contests which lead him to win cash prizes and local notoriety.

Over the years, Shane has made a cover CD featuring the songs of some of his favorite country artists. Shane has recently formed a band with Glenn Beard, his father; Gilberto Castrejon, a friend from school who's played music with Shane for many years; and Jeff Smith, a new member. Shane has 2 original songs which were released on all music platforms and are titled “Heavy Metal” and “Ghost”. 

Shots Fired! 
Saturday, July 8th, 2023 - 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Closing out our festival is SHOTS FIRED, Delmarva’s Ultimate 80’s Tribute Band! These experienced rockers have been touring in various bands for over 30 years. SHOTS FIRED brings the attitude, energy, sounds and excitement of the 80’s as they relive the MTV days with hits from bands like Ozzy, Bon Jovi, Poison and Journey. Featuring Danny Shivers, Dom Mammana, and Danny Swindler of King’s Ransom and front man, Brian Thomas. Experience the 80’s like it was yesterday!