Dew the Dew at Dew Point Brewing Co.’s Four-Part Summer Music Festival Series
As Delaware's only family-owned and operated microbrewery, Dew Point Brewing Co. has carved out a special place in the state’s brewing community, and settled into a unique location just up the road from the family home.
A quick northward turn from the center of Hockessin, or a scenic, winding, creekside drive from Greenville, will get you to Yorklyn, Delaware. It is a town of twisting and turning roads with a surprisingly large offering of arts, culture and recreation even before this brewery settled in and began offering regular events, including a newly-expanded series of music festivals.
Building upon the previous fall’s successful Dew Grass Festival, touted the first event of its kind in New Castle County, Dew Point has grown its festival offerings into a four-part, monthly Summer Music Series in 2019: Valley Ride, Morning Dew, Dew the Reggae, and the return of Dew Grass. Each day features bands, craft beer, local art and artisan vendors, and food trucks in an idyllic festival setting.
June 22 is the Valley Ride Jam Band Festival. Morning Dew, A Tribute to the Grateful Dead is July 20. Dew the Reggae follows on August 17. Dew Grass returns on September 14
Open-air, natural amphitheater-like staging lends itself to a peaceful outdoor experience, complemented by accessible surroundings. The stage is nestled in the Red Clay Creek watershed and there are walking and hiking trails into miles of nature.
For all events, gates will open at noon; end times vary. Music is scheduled to start at 1pm. All tickets are general admission, and guests bring their own lawn chairs or blankets. Rain dates are scheduled for the Sunday following each date.
While some events are still under construction, the talent secured so far is impressive.
- Valley Ride Jam Band Festival: Lower Case Blues, MEGA, Cadillac Riot, Stackabones, Xtra Alltra, and Mo Daäsh will be playing sets of original and improvised / jam music for an amazing day of great, only once music.
Artist highlights: The Lower Case Blues bring a new fusion of old blues, funk, and rock. Boasting triple-harmonized guitars, three- and four-part vocal harmony, fearless improvisation, and a schizophrenic songwriting, MEGA walks a tightrope from 70s prog and modernity. From the jailhouse to the roadhouse, Cadillac Riot infuses a mix of rock and blues performed with the power and energy of punk. Stackabones is an American jam band with a focus on strong songwriting, multi-part vocal harmonies, and tight rhythm with improvised explorations, which attracts a multi-generational fan base. Mo Daäsh takes a large helping of jazz, math, prog, metal, and funk, and smashes them together to create a dish far greater than the sum of its parts.
- Morning Dew, A Tribute to the Grateful Dead: Montana Wildaxe, Bones Brigade, The Uncle Jimmy Band, and Crazy Chester and the Space Farmers (playing inside from 8pm to close) will each lay down the grooves of the Dead.
- Dew the Reggae: Spokey Speakey, the Bullbuckers, and more.
- Dew Grass: River Bones Band, Apache Trails, Sin City Band, Hepner's Rebellion, Betty and the Bullet, The Stone Shakers, and John and June Gallagher.
Additional details are available for Valley Ride: It is expected to end at 10pm. Day-of ticket price is $25. Free admission for children under 12. The band set times have been announced on Dew Point’s Facebook page.
While grooving to chill jams, enjoy Dew Point’s Belgian-inspired beers and family atmosphere in the historic Garrett Snuff Mill.
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