SELBYVILLE — Country music acts Darius Rucker, Carly Pearce and Lady A, along with comedian Brian Regan and classic rock group Styx, were among the first set of artists announced Monday by the Freeman Arts Pavilion for its 2023 summer concert series.
The outdoor venue — a program of the Joshua M. Freeman Foundation, a fundraising arts nonprofit in Selbyville — will present its 16th season with a mix of dance, theater, children’s performances and live music.
The first set of acts announced include “The Magic School Bus Lost in the Solar System” on June 2; Styx on June 3; Grammy Award-winning Ms. Pearce on June 4; BAM Percussion on June 8; Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue on June 9; Kashmir: The Live Led Zeppelin Show on June 10; Mr. Regan on June 15; Mr. Rucker on June 16; Keb’ Mo’ on June 17; Rebelution with Iration, The Expendables and Passafire on June 23; Grand Funk Railroad on June 24; the 287th Army Band, aka “The Governor’s Own” on July 1; The Head and The Heart and The Revivalists on July 5; Rain: A Tribute to The Beatles on July 12; The Mavericks on July 30; Sons of Mystro on Aug. 3; Jason Mraz & His Superband on Aug. 8; jazz great Diana Krall on Aug. 11; and Lady A on Aug. 25.
Tickets go on sale Thursday and Friday here. On-sale times will vary throughout those two days; interested attendees should check individual event pages for the times.
Shows will be announced continually this spring as they are confirmed, said executive director Patti Grimes.
“We anticipate this season featuring more than 65 diverse performances,” she said. “The variety of genres we are presenting provides the opportunity for all to enjoy arts performances all summer long.”
As a nonprofit, Freeman Arts can offer performances for all ages with the support of local organizations, such as its season sponsors, who include Sara Chase Carlson of Sodoka Inc., Schell Brothers and the Preston Automotive Group.
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