The 6 Best Live Music Venues in Delaware!

Delaware’s music scene is diverse and so are the venues that hold it together. From colossal dance halls to holes in the wall, from little-known stops to world-famous facilities, each of these venues has a unique place in the heart of the state they represent. Here’s a look at the top 6 best music venues in all of Delaware.

The Grand Opera House, Wilmington, DE

Delawareans just call it the Grand and boy is it ever a spectacle to see. This towering historical site was designed in 1871 in Second Empire Style, an architectural variety so antiquated that it’s difficult to find today. This colossal opera house is bringing the old world to a new crowd in a big way. Not only do they host musicals and children’s shows, but local performers are also known to take the stage here. Their Stage Door Pass even puts their platters on the lineup as hungry patrons are now invited to partake in a VIP dining experience to coincide with their concert of choice.

Bar XIII, Wilmington, DE

Rock and metal are alive and well in Wilmington, too and one place to catch all the smashing acts in this genre is located right in Wilmington. Indie and industrial performances are abundant and the atmosphere is as energetic as the crowd it draws. This is a late-night venue that stays open until 1 a.m. seven nights out of the week.

Bottle & Cork, Dewey Beach, DE

Jam sessions and full on concerts are the centerpiece of this seasonal venue that never fails to impress those who step inside. While it’s mostly known for hosting jam sessions, its summer event calendar features a good share of talent as well. This is another venue worth seeing in peak season that draws a young, enthusiastic crowd.

Deer Park Tavern, Newark, DE

Would you like to be the star of your very own musical jam session? If so, Newark, Delaware’s Deer Park Tavern is just the spot to try out your chops. Their music venue is complete with legendary food, trivia nights and some of the best karaoke on Main Street. As a bonus, the venue is located in a historical building that played a huge part in the American Revolution.

Freeman Arts Pavilion, Selbyville, DE

Nestled into the shoreline just off the coast of Fenwick Island, this seasonal open air sit stage features a wide array of incredibly diverse performances. Even though it’s not a year-round venue, its versatility in the way of talent makes it a high-ranking concert hall, not to mention the fact that free parking and a cozy little café complete the scene.

The Queen, Wilmington, DE

The queen really is the king of the Delaware music scene. It’s an all weather, year-round facility that draws a diverse crowd and keeps them coming back. Whatever your taste, you’re sure to find it here on one of the stages in this colossal concert hall. Here you’ll find delectable meals, a versatile lineup of events and an eye pleasing aesthetic to behold. The vaulted ceilings that hover over the swaying converted theatre balconies look and sound amazing. You can even book a private event at this stunning auditorium and remember the experience for years to come.

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