RBM Hosts Acoustic Jam Night at Rehoboth Beach
(Photo: Musicians Steve Wilson, Walt Hetfield, Terry Plowman, Ron Carey, Mike Long, Bill Robertson, and Bill Richardson)
For a blast from the past, don’t miss the Rehoboth Beach Museum’s re-creation of Acoustic Jam Night, the locally famous open stage held at The Front Page Restaurant & Bar from 1984 through 1993. This year’s event will be Wednesday, July 19, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Rehoboth Beach Museum.
“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. 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 players will include: Rim Vining’s brother, Stuart, and his singing partner, Amy Felker; 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. The event is limited to 90 reservations. The cost is $20 and must be paid prior to the event. The museum is located at 511 Rehoboth Avenue next to the visitor center. Parking is available and the museum is handicapped-accessible.