PLEASE READ FIRST: If you would like to be considered for an upcoming performance, please email your application to [email protected] in the fall, prior to the upcoming season.
Booking for the upcoming Summer Concert Series begins in September of the previous year and concludes by the end of March.
NOTE TO APPLYING PERFORMERS: As we prepare for our upcoming seasons, please refrain from repeated inquiries regarding a requested performance. We carefully evaluate each and every submission in order to find the best fit for our venue. If we are able to offer your group a performance opportunity, we will contact you with appropriate details. We appreciate your patience in allowing us to build our summer schedule with continued professional and FREE entertainment!
You may submit your materials online via email ([email protected]).
When providing press packs, please include a group bio, current contact information, audio/video (or both), group website, and a suggested price structure.
Failure to include an asking price may risk your performance consideration.
How to submit your press pack:
Please ensure all necessary information listed above is included when sending correspondence. You may submit your application online by writing to: [email protected]. Please be aware that due to the amount of performance submissions that are received, not all forms of correspondence will be returned. However, 100% of submissions for the upcoming year are reviewed and do not require follow-up emails by your group. If your group qualifies for a performance, we will contact you using the information that you have provided in your email. Please DO NOT use our contact form in order to submit your applications. For the courtesy of others, please DO NOT apply for a performance through social media comments or instant messaging.
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 is happy to consider all groups and all genres. Please note that groups are selected through an application process, not simply by the order in which they are submitted or by any type of waiting list. All performances contain one set, no intermission (strictly enforced), clean music and lyrics, the signing of a City of Rehoboth Beach performance contract, and a federal tax ID or social security number. All performances begin at 8pm and conclude by 9:15pm.
What we are looking for:
In consideration for performances, we look for groups that maintain a level of professionalism that meets or exceeds our expectations. We look for groups that can entertain our audience with high energy music, family-friendly material, and a professional and practiced sound. We are sorry, however no solo or duo groups will be considered.
The Rehoboth Beach Bandstand is NOT a rentable structure. The venue is used to promote musical entertainment for the citizens and tourists of Rehoboth Beach and the surrounding areas. Artists/groups can not specifically request to use the bandstand on a specific day. Groups are chosen and asked to perform based on the submission of press packs and other materials. If groups would like to rent a facility for a performance or other event, please contact the City of Rehoboth Beach (302-227-6181) and request the use of the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center.
It is the responsibility of the group to provide to the City of Rehoboth the appropriate price for your particular performance. Pricing may or may not be negotiated; please be considerate. The Rehoboth Beach Bandstand does not charge for admission to our performances and are open to the public.
In order to receive payment for your performance, you must fill out a W-9 tax form. All performers must provide either a federal tax ID number or a social security number prior to receiving any form of payment from the event.
We do not supply food or lodging for performers. We are located within a large number of food vendors and there is plenty to eat and drink around the area. There are a great many number of hotels, motels, and inns throughout the town. We do not have any arrangements with local lodging companies. It is the responsibility of the performers to provide their own lodging for their stay in Rehoboth Beach or the surrounding areas.
The City of Rehoboth Beach provides you with a full PA and sound technician for your performance. If you should choose to bring your own sound technician, they will not have access to use materials from the City of Rehoboth Beach. If you wish to bring your own sound technician you must also bring your own sound equipment to the event.
General overhead lighting is provided. This lighting illuminates the stage brightly (white) and provides plenty of light to eliminate the need for groups to bring additional lighting materials. We do not have colored or theatrical lighting. If you would like to utilize additional stage lighting, you must provide this on your own.
You have access to 50+/- folding chairs, full dressing rooms (women and men separate), 3 private toilet facilities, and air-conditioned backstage areas.
You have access for up to 6 cars (depending on size) to park directly next to the bandstand. Additional parking will need to be utilized by parking meters. If you need additional parking requirements, contact the bandstand NO LATER than 7 days prior to your performance.
If you require additional materials, you must mention this prior to your performance.
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