Bandstand Summer Concert Series August 3-5

August 3rd, 2018

Yellow Brick Road

Friday, August 3 @ 8:00 pm - 9:15 pm

FREE

There is no other performer who looks and sounds so much like Elton John, nor any tribute artist that provides the experience of being at an actual Elton John concert, the way Gerald Brann and Yellow Brick Road does. Brann not only bears an uncanny resemblance to the international superstar, complete with his mannerisms and gap-toothed smile, but he meticulously recreates Elton John’s vocal stylings and piano playing to the letter. To truly capture the essence of the piano man himself, Brann dresses in custom-tailored replica costumes and Elton’s trademark sunglasses.

A trained jazz pianist, Brann has been a lifelong Elton John fan, and his admiration for and love of his music comes shining through as he plays one hit after another with remarkable likeness to the pop music icon. For over fifteen years, Yellow Brick Road have set out to recreate an Elton Johnconcert, with the show being presented in such a way that will have Elton fans screaming for more! The band evokes audience participation throughout the entire show—whether singing along to “Rocket Man”, swaying to “Candle in the Wind”, hopping to “Crocodile Rock” or rocking out to “Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting”. On occasion, Yellow Brick Road has also been known to throw in a few lesser-known deep cuts into their sets, a special treat for die-hard fans.

Yellow Brick Road is officially endorsed by Hercules, the International Elton John Fan Club, and performs at casinos, universities, concerts-in-the-park and aboard cruise ships.

The band is comprised of:

Gerald Brann – Piano/Vocals
Doug Stackhouse – Guitar/Vocals
Mike Tobias – Guitar/Vocals
Mark Kavanaugh – Bass Guitar
Kevin J Ostrowski – Drums & Percussion

US Navy Band Sea Chanters

Saturday, August 4 @ 8:00 pm - 9:15 pm

FREE

The Navy Band Sea Chanters is the United States Navy’s official chorus. The ensemble performs a variety of music ranging from traditional choral music, including sea chanteys and patriotic fare, to opera, Broadway, and contemporary music. Under the leadership of Chief Musician Adam Tyler, the Sea Chanters perform for the public throughout the United States. At home in Washington, they perform for the president, vice president and numerous congressional, military and foreign dignitaries. In 1956, Lt. Harold Fultz, then the band’s assistant leader, organized a group from the Navy School of Music to sing chanteys and patriotic songs for the State of the Nation dinner. An immediate success, Adm. Arleigh Burke, then chief of naval operations, transferred them to the Navy Band, named them the Sea Chanters and tasked this all-male chorus with perpetuating the songs of the sea. In 1980, the group added women to their ranks and expanded their repertoire to include everything from Brahms to Broadway.

The Sea Chanters are frequently found at the center of our most important national events, including inauguration day in 2009. They have played a vital role in comforting the nation in times of mourning, including appearances at memorials for the astronauts of the space shuttle Columbia and the presidential wreath laying ceremony at the United Airlines flight 93 crash site in Shanksville, Pa. Their performance of “Amazing Grace” for the National Day of Prayer and Remembrance at the National Cathedral in Washington after the events of 9/11 inspired all in attendance as well as a national television audience. In 2004, the chorus participated in former President Reagan’s funeral at the National Cathedral, and in 2007 performed in the U.S. Capitol’s rotunda as former President Ford was lying in state. The chorus was instrumental in the dedication ceremonies of the World War II memorials in Bedford, Va., and in Washington. In 1994, they provided music at the funeral of former President Nixon in Yorba Linda, Calif., and the interment of former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis at Arlington National Cemetery.

They have appeared at the Kennedy Center Honors and with the National Symphony Orchestra for the nationally telecast “National Memorial Day Concerts” at the U.S. Capitol. In addition the group has appeared on “Larry King Live” and “CBS This Morning” as well as at the premier of the movie “Pearl Harbor.” In 2008, the Sea Chanters performed with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir under the direction of Mack Wilburg. Noted choral directors Dale Warland, and Donald Neuen have guest conducted the ensemble, and renowned composers Michael McCarthy, Roger Bourland, William MacDuff and Lloyd Pfautsch have written works especially for them. Other notable orchestral appearances include the Kansas City Symphony, the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra, the Baltimore Symphony and the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra. The Sea Chanters have enjoyed a great reputation performing with such stars as Perry Como, Marian Anderson, Kenny Rogers and Lionel Richie.

Throughout their history, the Sea Chanters have remained true to the Navy’s watchwords of pride and professionalism, and they continue to flourish as a vibrant ensemble.

Central City Orchestra

Sunday, August 5 @ 8:00 pm - 9:15 pm

FREE

Central City Orchestra is non-stop energy and non-stop fun! This 10 piece super group specializes in high energy dance songs from the past and the hits of today! You will be sure to hear your favorite Motown, Disco, Funk, Contemporary Rock, or Current Pop tune! Join in on the exciting dance moves with the CCO singers and enjoy an evening of family fun that is sure to have everyone tapping their foot!

The Rehoboth Beach Bandstand is a music and entertainment venue located in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. The Rehoboth Beach Bandstand Summer Concert Series takes place every year from mid-June through Labor Day Weekend and has been providing FREE entertainment for Rehoboth Beach and its visitors since 1963! Each year, over 40 bands are selected to perform in an open-air concert venue just steps from the beach. The goal of the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand is to provide entertainment through music, movies, variety acts, and other local, regional, and national performances.

All performances begin at 8 pm, Friday-Sunday (unless otherwise noted).  All concerts are sponsored by the City of Rehoboth Beach or individual sponsors.