Fun First State events to dive into

1. Really good ‘White’ noise

You wouldn’t know White Denim has carefully studied the greatest records ever made, because they write songs just dumb enough to drink, dance and fight to.

Their tunes aim for the whole body, while equally satisfying the mind.

While it has morphed, expanded, and even burst apart, White Denim’s sincere and human drive and ability to spark true rock ‘n’ roll exhilaration have been constants in the band’s existence.

White Denim and their thoughtful tunes will rock the stage at 10 p.m., Friday. Admission is free.


Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats 320 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach 226-BREW

2. Diamond tribute shines

 Brian La Blanc was so impressive when he sang a Neil Diamond song that Paul Shaffer, band leader from “The Late Show with David Letterman,” encouraged him to start his own tribute.

Over the years, Simply Diamond has toured across the country and abroad.

The tribute band features La Blanc donning the famous sequin shirt on stage. The outfit pays great attention to the detailed song arrangements that Neil Diamond and his collaborators created.

Simply Diamond will shine at 7 p.m., Saturday. Tickets are $20.


Freeman Stage at Bayside 31750 Lake View Drive, Selbyville 436-3015

3. Band at the beach

Rehoboth Concert Band will take over the state’s most popular beach for a night of memorable tunes, featuring guest vocalists Jerry Birl and Lorraine Steinhoff.

The band performs classical and contemporary music, including show tunes, film scores, marches and novelty pieces.

The instrumentalists are at various levels of skill and assorted ages. Adults and talented youth, from the surrounding communities, join together to perform concert band music for diverse audiences throughout lower Delaware and beyond.

The band will perform at 8 p.m., Sunday. Admission is free.


Rehoboth Beach Bandstand 1 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach 644-2288