7pm to 10pm, at the Rehoboth Beach Museum, 511 Rehoboth Avenue. For a blast from the past, don’t miss the Rehoboth Beach Museum’s re-creation of Acoustic Jam Night, the popular musical event held at The Front Page Restaurant & Bar from 1984 through 1993. “The Front Page was a kind of melting pot of live music in its era. It fostered a lot of different kinds of music, and gave local musicians a chance to express themselves in front of an always-supportive audience,” said Terry Plowman former owner of The Front Page. Plowman will once again emcee Acoustic Jam Night and will perform.
The duo who helped launch the event in 1984, Rim and Kathy Vining, plan to travel from Virginia again this year to join the fun. Rim’s brother, Stuart Vining, and his singing partner, Amy Felker, will also be on hand.
Over the 10 years of Acoustic Jam Night, hundreds of amateur and professional musicians performed for an enthusiastic crowd every Tuesday in the summer and every Saturday in the off-season.
Original players from the Front Page era will return, including Nik Everett, Bill Robertson, Steve Wilson, Ken Thompson and Mike Long, all members of the house band that accompanied many of the performers. Other probable players include: Walt Hetfield, music teacher at Rehoboth Elementary and a former Front Page regular; Bill Richardson, Kent Schoch and others.
The Rehoboth Museum’s Acoustic Jam Night sells out every year, so get tickets now by calling (302) 227-7310, or stop by the museum to pay in person.
Reservations are limited. The cost is $20 and must be paid prior to the event. The museum is located at 511 Rehoboth Ave. next to the visitor center. Parking is available and the museum is handicapped-accessible.
The Rehoboth Beach Historical Society and Museum are a nonprofit organization. The society’s mission is to preserve and showcase artifacts that illustrated the development of the community.