Entertainment Line-Up @ Nanticoke Riverfest

Saturday, July 13th, 2019

Sussex Sassy Dancers
Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

The Sussex Sassy Dancers from the Nanticoke Senior Center will be performing at Riverfest on Saturday July 14th at 11:00 am. The Sussex Sassy Dancers were started by instructor Pat McDowell in March, 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 us every Thursday at 1:00 for intermediate/advance line dance or join us at 2:30 for our beginner class at the Nanticoke Senior Center. Cost is $2.00 per class. It's all about moving the feet, the body and having a fun time!


Nanticoke Indian Dance Troupe
Saturday, July 13th, 2019 - 11:35 a.m. – 12:10 p.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.


Harvest Christian Worship Series
Saturday, July 13th, 2019 - 12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Come out early to support the local praise and worship team, as Harvest Christian Church takes the Main Stage at 1:10 p.m. Harvest is a non-denominational church with contemporary music and informal teaching. We want to help people connect with God and learn about the Bible in an atmosphere that's informal and non-traditional. Our vision is to "love God, love people, and help others do the same."


Grace Baptist Church
Saturday, July 13th, 2019 - 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Join the Grace Baptist Church worship with fun and contemporary Christian music from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Mt. Olivet Church Parking Lot. Under the leadership of the Lord, power of the Holy Spirit, and based upon His Word, the Bible, Grace Baptist Church will provide a clear presentation of the Gospel to both members and community. This involves evangelizing the lost, disciplining the saints, strengthening personal family relationships, and attending to social concerns through proclamation, teaching, and ministry. We also desire to grow in love and unity through genuine Christian fellowship, prayer, and concern for one another within the body of Christ.


Charlie & The Cool Tones
Saturday, July 13th, 2019 - 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Are you cool enough to come watch Charlie & The Cool Tones? Playing at the Mt. Olivet Church Parking Lot from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 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.


King’s Ransom
Saturday, July 13th, 2019 - 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Get ready to rock out with King’s Ransom in the Mt. Olivet Church Parking Lot from 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

King's Ransom is a Professional Classic and Modern Rock Band that performs a wide variety of popular rock music including hits from the 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's, and beyond. Audiences are surprised and excited by the selections they perform. Because of their musicianship and additional instruments, King's Ransom is not limited to performing the three-chord standards that most other bands play.

Lead Vocalist/Guitarist Danny Shivers was an original member of the legendary band Catch-22 from New York. He formed King's Ransom in 1993 when members of Catch 22 grew tired of touring. He recruited long-time friend and fellow Catch 22 member Dominick Mammana to play bass guitar, they have been performing together since 1985! Danny asked muti-instrumentalist/vocalist Brian Bishop to join in 2010 after seeing him perform with Jettstream. Danny and Dominick had always admired drummer Rick Webster's abilities, having seen him perform in Mighty Big Richard, The Tom Larsen Band, and lower case blues. He joined the band in 2012.


Southern Justis
Saturday, July 13th, 2019 - 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Back in their hometown to end the night with a Nashville party is Southern Justis playing in the Mt. Olivet Church Parking Lot from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Southern Justis was formed in 2017 by duo members Nathan Justis and Taylor Baynum, both natives of Seaford. The boys graduated from college and decided to make the move to music city, Nashville, Tennessee. For the last few years they have created some awesome music, played in front of thousands of people at various shows, and have met some amazing artists/writers in Nashville. Their debut single “Better Off” has over 130,000 streams on Spotify and their debut EP “South of Somewhere” topped at number 16 on the iTunes country chart. We can look forward to their newest single “Stranger” scheduled to be out sometime late July.