Best places to see live entertainment in Wilmington, DE this summer!

Music brings people together and unites our community! No matter what genre of music you prefer, there are great options to take in live music around Wilmington this summer. Here are some (but not ALL!) of our favorite local spots for a concert or some good old-fashioned acoustic.

The Queen

1. The Queen– “Party like a Royal” at The Queen. This spot brings some of the top entertainment talent available to an incredible venue. It is well known as one of the top entertainment options in the city.

Upcoming Entertainment: Pridezilla Wilmington Feat. Daya Betty and Jasmine Kennedie June 26th 5pm

2. Catherine Rooney’s– This is one of the most popular bars in Wilmington! Whenever they have live music it is the place to be! Check it out on Friday and Saturday nights for the full experience and you won’t regret it.

Upcoming Entertainment: Capital Chill June 26th 10:00 pm

3. The Grand Opera House– The Grand is a non-profit arts organization that offers a range of acts to please the entire community. It is a can’t miss if you are looking for the absolute best in Wilmington’s entertainment scene.

Upcoming Entertainment: 25th annual Juneteenth Pageant June 26th 5:00 pm

4. Torbert Street Social– This location will make you feel like you are in a classic cocktail lounge! They serve fine spirits and the atmosphere is perfect for a night out. Combining this with a night of live music is one of the best experiences in town.

Upcoming Entertainment: Stop by on Fridays and Saturdays to see their rotating acoustic music with local Wilmington musicians!

5. Carriage House– The Carriage House is one of the most attractive venues in the area. Come down and check out the scenery and the music. It is a wonderful place to enjoy our city.

Upcoming Entertainment: Bruce Anthony June 24th 6-9 pm

Constitution Yards

6. Constitution Yards– This seasonal beer garden offers American culture, craft beers, cocktails, and wine. If you love outdoor entertainment and a fun environment then you need to check this place out!

Upcoming Entertainment: Dirk Quinn June 25th 7-10 pm. Shot in the Dark 6:30- 10:30 pm

7. Docklands– This Riverfront location is awesome for food, drinks, and music. They constantly feature new artists that pair perfectly with the relaxed atmosphere. It is truly a great combination of class and relaxation.

Upcoming Entertainment: Live Acoustic Music w/ Caity June 29th and Alfie 5-8 pm. 

Live acoustic w/ Steve Lennon July 1st 5-8 pm.

8. Trolley Square Oyster House– Located in downtown Wilmington, this spot offers delicious seafood and a casual scene. They have live music Tuesday-Saturday so it is almost always a great time to visit!

Upcoming Entertainment: Tuesdays with Nick Alfieri 7-10 pm

9. Delaware Art Museum – This Art Museum offers sculpture garden happy hours every Thursday from 4-8 pm. They feature live music, food trucks, seasonal beverages, lawn games, and vendors! 

Upcoming Entertainment: Livestream Performance of U.S.E Trio July 2 7-8 pm

10. Nomad Bar– Check out one of Wilmington’s coolest bars that is centered around their live music. Nomad offers new acts from jazz to bluegrass to everything in between. If you like to dive into unique music then you won’t want to miss it. Upcoming Entertainment: The Jeff Knoettner Jazz Trio. June 24th 9:30 pm

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