BEFORE APPLYING Please carefully review the press pack requirements section on this page for the necessary application requirements. If you have any questions, please contact us here.
To be considered for an upcoming performance, please email your application to [email protected] in the fall before the upcoming season. The booking process for the Summer Concert Series starts in September of the previous year and concludes by the end of March.
Please avoid repeated inquiries regarding your requested performance. We meticulously evaluate all submissions to find the best fit for our venue. If we are able to offer your group a performance opportunity, we will contact you with the appropriate details. Thank you for your patience in allowing us to curate our summer schedule with professional and FREE entertainment!
Press pack requirements:
To submit your materials for performance consideration, please email your press pack to [email protected]. Your press pack should include a group bio, current contact information, audio and video samples, group website, and a suggested price structure. Please note that failure to include an asking price may affect your chances of being considered.
When sending your email, please ensure that all necessary information is included. Due to the high volume of submissions, not all correspondence will be returned, but rest assured that all submissions for the upcoming year are reviewed. Avoid using the contact form or social media comments to apply for a performance. If your group qualifies for a performance, we will contact you using the information provided in your email. Please refrain from sending follow-up emails.
If you need additional correspondence, you may write to:
Rehoboth Beach Bandstand
c/o City of Rehoboth Beach
229 Rehoboth Avenue
PO Box 1163
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
The Rehoboth Beach Bandstand welcomes performers of all genres and backgrounds. It is important to note that the selection of performers is based on the application process and not on a first-come, first-served basis or any waiting list. Performances consist of one set only, with no intermission (this is strictly enforced), and must feature clean music and lyrics. All performers must sign a performance contract with the City of Rehoboth Beach and provide a federal tax ID or social security number. Performances begin promptly at 8pm and must conclude by 9:15pm.
What we are looking for:
When selecting performers, we aim to find groups that exhibit a high level of professionalism that meets or exceeds our expectations. We seek groups that can captivate our audience with lively and family-friendly performances, backed by a well-rehearsed and polished sound. Please note that we do not accept applications from solo or duo acts.
Use of the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand:
The Rehoboth Beach Bandstand is not available for rental. It is solely reserved for promoting musical entertainment to the people of Rehoboth Beach and nearby areas during our annual Summer Concert Series. Requesting to perform on a specific day is not allowed. The selection process is based on the submission of press packs and other materials.
If groups wish to rent a venue for a performance or event, they can contact the City of Rehoboth Beach at 302-227-6181 and inquire about the availability of the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center.
Pricing for groups:
Each group is responsible for providing the City of Rehoboth with their performance fee. Negotiations on pricing may or may not be possible, and it is important to be considerate. Admission to the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand performances is free and open to the public.
To receive payment, performers must complete a W-9 tax form and provide a federal tax ID number or a social security number. No payment will be issued until this information is received.
Food and lodging:
We do not provide performers with food or lodging. However, there are numerous food vendors nearby where performers can eat and drink. Additionally, there are various hotels, motels, and inns located throughout the town and surrounding areas where performers can arrange for their own lodging. We do not have any established agreements with local lodging companies. It is the responsibility of the performers to make their own arrangements for lodging during their stay in Rehoboth Beach.
What is provided to you:
The City of Rehoboth Beach offers a complete PA system and sound technician for your performance. If you prefer to bring your own sound technician, they will not be able to utilize equipment provided by the City. Please note that if you choose to bring your own sound technician, you must also bring your own sound equipment to the event.
The Rehoboth Beach Bandstand offers general overhead lighting which brightly illuminates the stage and eliminates the need for groups to bring their own lighting materials. However, please note that we do not provide colored or theatrical lighting. If you would like to use additional lighting on the stage, you will need to provide this on your own.
As a performing group, you will have access to a number of amenities, including around 50 folding chairs, separate dressing rooms for men and women, 3 private toilet facilities, and air-conditioned backstage areas.
You may park up to 6 cars (depending on their size) directly adjacent to the bandstand. Please note that additional parking must be arranged using the parking meters in the area. If you require additional parking accommodations, please contact the bandstand at least 7 days in advance of your performance.
Stage layouts and sizes:
Below are renderings of the stage that may help you decide on placement for your group:
The Rehoboth Beach Bandstand does not have an official address. It is located at the furthest point on Rehoboth Avenue before entering the boardwalk. An approximate address that you may use for GPS directional purposes is:
1 Rehoboth Avenue
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971