Some fun First State events to dive into this weekend
1. As a sophomore, Dan Levy was named the funniest college comedian at the HBO US comedy arts festival.
Since then, Levy has performed at the Montreal Just For Laughs Comedy Festival, NY Comedy Fest and SF Sketch Fest. He’s toured with Aziz Ansari, John Mulaney and Whitney Cummings.
The comedian has made TV appearances on Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend,” “Comedy Central Presents,” “The Late Late Show,” “Chelsea Lately” and “The Office.”
Levy will bring laughs to The Grand, 818 N. Market St., Wilmington at 8 p.m., Saturday. COST $18. INFO thegrandwilmington.org.
2. Brandon Lay grew up playing basketball, football and baseball, while his father stood in a pulpit on Sundays.
Growing up in Jackson, Tenn., Lay lived out the songs of John Mellencamp, Alan Jackson and Bruce Springsteen.
In addition to playing sports, he fixed up cars after school and eventually wrote down his experiences in song.
Now signed to EMI Records Nashville, he’s able to share those songs, beginning with his autobiographical debut single, “Speakers, Bleachers and Preachers.”
The country rocker will hit the stage at the Rusty Rudder, 113 Dickinson St., Dewey Beach at
9 p.m., Sunday. COST Free. INFO rustyrudderdewey.com or 227-3888.
3. Smoothness comes to mind when you think of Richie Fields.
The baritone country artist has dropped some notable tunes, including the single “Man Enough To Cry (Y’all Wire).”
Known for his energetic live shows and ability to connect with his audience, Fields has toured nationally, playing at many of the country’s most renowned venues.
He’s shared the stage with many of country’s biggest names, including Darius Rucker, Brantley Gilbert, Randy Houser, Eli Young Band, The Band Perry and more.
Fields will swoon listeners at Harrington Raceway & Casino, 18500 S. Dupont Highway, Harrington at 9 p.m., Friday. COST Free. INFO casino.harringtonraceway.com or (888) 887-5687.