Freeman Arts Pavilion Announces Lineup for 2021 Summer Season

Continuing to look toward the upcoming summer season here in the coastal region, the Joshua M. Freeman Foundation has recently announced the 2021 schedule for the newly renamed Freeman Arts Pavilion at Bayside.

And it promises to be another season of great entertainment in one of the nicest and most unique entertainment venues around.

Resting near the coastal resort of Fenwick Island, the former Freeman Stage was founded in 2008 and has been providing quality entertainment to Delaware's coastal region ever since.

It's a true gem at the Delaware and Maryland beaches, and one you should definitely check out if you're able. With dozens of acts scheduled for 2021, as well as a few special events, there's truly something for everyone this year at the Freeman Arts Pavilion.


Now there's no way we could possibly preview all of the acts coming this year to the Freeman Arts Pavilion - visit their website for that.

But what we are going to do is hit on some of the highlights of the 2021 calendar. And there are certainly some great acts coming to the region over the next few months.

So, let's take a look at what are sure to be a few of the biggest events of the season.

Indigo Girls (June 18). Popular since their debut album in 1989, the Indigo Girls are still going strong and will be coming to the Freeman Arts Pavilion for one show only on Friday, June 18, at 7 p.m.

Tickets will go on sale to the public at 10 a.m., on Thursday, April 22.

Pod pricing ranges from $150 to $260.


The Mavericks: Live & Unplugged (June 25). Known for their eclectic mixture of rock and roll and country, the Mavericks will appear in southern Delaware for one performance at the Freeman Arts Pavilion on Friday, June 25, at 7 p.m.

Tickets are available to the general public beginning at 10 a.m., on Thursday, April 22.

Pod pricing ranges between $140 and $270.


Clint Black (July 2). Country music superstar Clint Black will appear at the Freeman Arts Pavilion on Friday, July 2, for a 7 p.m., show.

Tickets for this show also go on sale on Thursday, April 22, at 10 a.m.

Pod pricing for Clint Black ranges from $150 to $275.


Don McLean (July 3). Grammy award winner and Songwriter Hall of Fame member Don McLean will appear at the Freeman Arts Pavilion on Saturday, July 3, where he'll sing his smash hit "American Pie" and many other popular tunes.

Tickets for Don McLean are available for purchase beginning on Thursday, April 22, at 10 a.m.

Pod pricing to see the incomparable Don McLean range from $150 to $307.50.


REO Speedwagon (July 27). If you're a fan of music from the 1980s, popular 80s band REO Speedwagon will be appearing at the Freeman Arts Pavilion on Tuesday, July 27, beginning at 7 p.m.

Tickets for this special concert also go on sale at 10 a.m., on Thursday, April 22

Pod pricing for REO Speedwagon range in price from $225 to $592.50.


An Evening with Big Bad Voodoo Daddy (August 8). Jazz and swing music return for a special night at the Freeman Arts Pavilion on Sunday, August 8, beginning at 7 p.m., when Big Bad Voodoo Daddy hits town.

The Freeman Arts Pavilion hasn't yet listed when tickets sales for this show will be open, so keep visiting, or click the link above, to learn when you can buy tickets for Big Bad Voodoo Daddy.


The Beach Boys (August 25). What summertime concert series would be complete without an appearance by the legendary Beach Boys?

Still going strong after several decades of entertaining fans with their unique sound, the Beach Boys will be appearing at the Freeman Arts Pavilion on Wednesday, August 25, for their only 2021 performance.

Showtime is at 7 p.m., and tickets will be available for the public to purchase soon.


The Commodores (August 27). Step back in time on Friday, August 27, as the legendary Commodores hit the Freeman Arts Pavilion stage for a special concert beginning at 7 p.m.

One of the greatest Motown groups of all time, the Commodores have appeared all over the world and continue to thrill audiences in 2021.

Tickets will go on sale soon for this special show, so visit for more information.


Melissa Etheridge (August 28). Melissa Etheridge stormed onto the American rock and roll scene in the late 80s and is still performing more than three decades later.

She'll be appearing at the Freeman Arts Pavilion for one show only on Saturday, August 28, beginning at 7 p.m.

Visit for more information on when tickets will go on sale for this late August concert.


Lynyrd Skynyrd (September 17). The world renowned Lynyrd Skynyrd will be performing at the Freeman Arts Pavilion on Friday, September 17, beginning at 7 p.m.

Performing for more than 40 years, the rock and roll powerhouse continues touring today, along with Bad Company.

Tickets will be made available to the public in the near future.


Earth, Wind & Fire (September 25). The 2021 summer concert series at the Freeman Arts Pavilion wraps up on Saturday, September 25, with a special appearance by Earth, Wind & Fire at 7 p.m.

One of the world's top selling musical groups since the late 1960s, their signature sound will help wrap up the Summer of 2021 in Delaware's coastal region.

Tickets will go on sale to the public at a later date for this late September concert.


The Freeman Arts Pavilion is an open-air performing arts venue that presents diverse programming in the genres of dance, live music, theatre and children’s programming.

It's supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.

To learn more about the Freeman Arts Pavilion, and to see the full calendar of events for 2021, visit the venue's website.

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