Entertainment Line-Up @ Nanticoke Riverfest


Harvest Christian Church
Saturday, July 9th, 2022 - 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

At Harvest, we hope you enjoy church - not just endure it! We are 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."

Nanticoke Indian Dance Troupe
Saturday, July 9th, 2022 - 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.

Cool Beans
Saturday, July 9th, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Cool Beans is an acoustic classic rock trio (usually) dabbling in the fine arts of classic/blues rock, some country, things of that flavor. Bryant and Linda Tifft are both from the Seaford area, and you guessed it, husband and wife. Richard Carey hails from Princess Anne, MD. All three have been friends for years and played in a variety of bands over the past several….decades (OMG!). Greg Wilson is from northern DE, and a good friend from back in the days of open jams at the Oak Rail/Club 22 on High St. He graciously accepted an invitation to play with Cool Beans for Riverfest so we can “crank it up!” You can catch his main band, Party Fowl, just about every weekend.

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!

Filo Betto - Acoustic Duo
Saturday, July 9th, 2022 - 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Filo Betto was created by Chris Lewis in 2018 in Delaware and is the stage name he uses when performing his music solo or with a band. Recent influences are Nathaniel Rateliff, Hozier, Lake Street Dive and Brittany Howard, older influences include King’s x, The Beatles and The Eagles. Chris’ vocal style and ability instantly catches your ear and turns your head forward and the songs take you the rest of the way! His latest album Life by a Thousand Cuts hits on a few genres including Pop-Rock, Blues Rock, Pop, Alt-Rock and Rock-Soul, a little something for everybody. 

Chris has been involved with music and song writing for over 25 years perfecting his passion and purpose with many different projects around the Tri-State area with the most significant being when his band Kategory 5 won the WMGK house competition for 2016-17 that lead to opening for Joan Jett and Boston at the BB&T Pavilion in Camden, NJ.  This led to some amazing shows at Live Nation venue in Wilmington DE, Parx Casino in PA and The Milton Theatre in DE for a string of sold-out shows. 

Chris left the day-to-day grind of work in 2015 to make original music full time. Since then, he has released two albums under the Filo Betto name, working with record producer Ritchie Rubini on the latest album Life by a Thousand Cuts which was released on November 17th, 2021! Songwriting, recording and performing these songs is now the driving force and outlet for his creativity and connecting with music lovers and sharing the music is the endless pursuit. Filo Betto, and Chris Lewis are looking forward to playing and promoting the album in full force in 2022!

Charlie & The Cool Tones
Saturday, July 9th, 2022 - 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 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. Eddie Smullen fills in on drums, congas, vocals and sound when needed.

Trent & the Trainwreck
Saturday, July 9th, 2022 - 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Trent and the Trainwreck originated in 2019. Mark Tappan, lead vocal and acoustic rhythm guitar, and Trent Hitchens, lead electric guitar, began playing together as a duo throughout Sussex County. They both had the hopes of becoming a full band. Drummer Eric Jenkins had been to a few of their gigs and liked what he was hearing. He, along with bass player Alex Kashmanian joined the band. Not soon after that, Nick Kashmanian, Alex's brother, and another lead guitar player, began playing with the four of them, creating what is not the full band of Trent and the Trainwreck.

Their style of music mimics that of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Whiskey Myers, Waylon Jennings, Turnpike Troubadours, and many others. They also have three of their own originally written and self-recorded songs out on Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora, etc. You can find their songs by looking up Trent and the Trainwreck on all platforms.

You can find their social media sites below along with information of the band members and how to get in contact for booking. FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/trentandthetrainwreck