PERFORMANCE THEATER
World Cafe Live at the Queen
500 N. Market St. Wilmington, DE 19801
302-994-1400
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    Upcoming events
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      Mason Porter
    • Friday, March 3, 2017
    • Philadelphia band Mason Porter has a ton of fun on stage. And that's how it should be. It's that positive energy that connects them with their audience every time. They play a style of American music that is unique in many ways; traveling in the borderlands of folk-rock, bluegrass and pop. They have the ability to combine the earthy, Appalachian instruments with a more edgy urban appeal. With a danceable vibe, an energetic live show and fresh approach to improvisation, Mason Porter and its growing community finds itself at home everywhere they go.
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      Gooch & the Motion
    • Friday, March 10, 2017
    • Gooch & the Motion is an eclectic New Jersey band headed up by guitarist/singer Ryan "Gooch" Nelson.
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      11th Annual Homey Awards Ceremony & Concert
    • Friday, March 10, 2017
    • Mark Rogers of WSTW's Sunday evening show Hometown Heroes will be emceeing this annual party celebrating the local music scene here in the Delaware area. Awards will be given out in various categories including Artist of the Year, best Album, Best Live Act and more. There will also be live performances throughout the evening from some of last year's Homey winners, and each of the nominees for Song of the Year will perform their nominated song.
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      Tony Furtado
    • Thursday, March 16, 2017
    • Tony Furtado, an acoustic bluesman, slide guitarist and banjo wizard who grew up in Pleasanton, California, brings a 21st-century energy, with touches of blues and funk, to his performances.
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      Transistor Rodeo
    • Friday, March 17, 2017
    • Transistor Radio makes its home in Philly, though its members hail from all over the US. They play a rootsy style of rock 'n' roll.
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      Idan Raichel
    • Saturday, March 18, 2017
    • Raichel is an accomplished singer/songwriter and keyboardist from Israel.
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      The Music School of Delaware Suzuki Academy 10th Anniversary
    • Monday, March 20, 2017
    • Join the Suzuki Academy, special guests and Suzuki-trained guest artists, Elisa & Amy Barston, in a 10th anniversary celebration of the Academy and the students who have grown up with it. The afternoon kicks off with a violin masterclass led by Elisa Barston, followed by informal student performances (5:30 p.m.), comments by former SAA chair Paul Salerni (6:30 p.m.)and a recital Elisa Barston and cellist Amy Barston.
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      Modern Baseball
    • Wednesday, March 22, 2017
    • Philadelphia's Modern Baseball is a four-piece band who originally hail from Maryland.
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      The Subdudes
    • Thursday, March 23, 2017
    • The Subdudes came together in New Orleans back in 1997 for what they thought would be a one-night gig. They enjoyed each other's company so much that they formed the Subdudes. Their rootsy sound is mostly acoustic, with a strong emphasis on songwriting & vocal harmonies. Five albums & roughly a decade later, they split to pursue other avenues in 1996. After a few spinoff projects & a couple reunion gigs, three of the four original members came back together in 2002.
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      The Glimmer Twins
    • Friday, March 24, 2017
    • The Glimmer Twins capture the raw energy of the electrifying live performances of the Stones in concert.
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      The Muzaholics
    • Saturday, March 25, 2017
    • The Muzaholics are a five-piece band who perform their genre-blending music throughout the tri-state region.
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      Beach House
    • Wednesday, March 29, 2017
    • Beach House is a Baltimore, MD, two-piece dream pop, indie-rock band formed in 2004 by Alex Scally and Victoria Legrand. Their dreamy sound is similar to Mazzy Star and Nico. In 2006 they were named the 16th best album of the year by Pitchfork Media. 'Bloom' is the band's fourth full-length album and it was designed on the road, between the countless sound checks and myriad experiences gained during two years of touring.
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      On Screen/In Person Film Screening: Real Boy
    • Wednesday, March 29, 2017
    • On Screen/In Person is designed to bring some of the best new independent American films and their respective filmmakers to communities across the nation. This six-film annual series of socially relevant, engaging and provocative films, presented in partnership with the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, tours new independent American films and their respective filmmakers to communities across the mid-Atlantic region. The film makers will be in attendance at their respective films for a Meet and Greet and informal discussion post-screening. Tonight's featured film, "Real Boy," is a coming-of-age documentary about Bennett Wallace, a transgender teenager on a journey to find his voice-as a musician, a friend, a son, and a man.
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      James McMurtry
    • Friday, March 31, 2017
    • James McMurtry is a master songwriter who paints stories with his brilliant, poignant and occasionally biting lyrics.
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      The Nerds
    • Friday, March 31, 2017
    • Straight out of New Jersey, The Nerds have solidified their reputation as one of the country's best cover bands. Enjoy an evening of sheer entertainment with the band that combines high energy rock n' roll with a stage show of pure talent and comedy. Twenty years of The Nerds has seen sold-out shows at Carnegie Hall, a July 4th performance at South Street Seaport to a crowd of over 12,000, and acting as hosts to MTV's 'Ultimate Cover Band' Contest.
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      Meklit
    • Friday, April 7, 2017
    • Meklit Hadero's sound is a unique blend of jazz, Ethiopia, the San Francisco art scene and visceral poetry.
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      The Greg Jones Project
    • Friday, April 7, 2017
    • The Greg Jones Project perform jazzy original acoustic numbers and covers of hits by the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Otis Redding and the Beatles.
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      Currie Wayne Clayton
    • Saturday, April 8, 2017
    • Currie Wayne Clayton, Jr. is a musician/entertainer playing original country music with an edge and southern flare.
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      Carbon Leaf
    • Friday, April 14, 2017
    • Carbon Leaf is a five-piece band that plays its own style of Celtic-southern-roots rock. The Richmond, VA-based group, which is approaching it's 20th year of recording and touring, has released 10 albums and is currently in the midst of forging a new path of independence as they focus on writing, producing and releasing new material directly to their fans moving forward.
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      The Ladybug Festival Presents Rachael Sage & Nalani & Sarina
    • Friday, April 14, 2017
    • The Ladybug Festival is an annual celebration of women in music from Downtown Wilmington in July. Both of these acts, Rachael Sage and Nalani & Sarina, have performed in headlining spots at the event in past years. They're coming together for what will be the final Ladybug Festival presents show at World Cafe Live at the Queen.
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      On Screen/In Person Film Screening: States of Grace
    • Saturday, April 15, 2017
    • On Screen/In Person is designed to bring some of the best new independent American films and their respective filmmakers to communities across the nation. This six-film annual series of socially relevant, engaging and provocative films, presented in partnership with the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, tours new independent American films and their respective filmmakers to communities across the mid-Atlantic region. The film makers will be in attendance at their respective films for a Meet and Greet and informal discussion post-screening. Tonight's featured film, "States of Grace," is a documentary about pioneering AIDS specialist Dr. Grace Dammann and the car accident that upended her life.
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      Drive-By Truckers
    • Thursday, April 20, 2017
    • One of the most critically acclaimed bands of the last two decades, Drive-By Truckers have given a whole meaning to the term "Southern rock." Formed in Alabama by Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley in 1996, the band, which now calls Athens, GA, home, is at home exploring the depths -- and often the heart of darkness -- of Southern life and mythology, using elements of rock, alt-country and Muscle Shoals R&B to get their stories across. (Hood's father, David Hood, played in the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section, and Muscle Shoals legend Spooner Oldham played with them for a year and change in the late 2000s.) They reached their first national acclaim with their third album, the double-disc "Southern Rock Opera," released the day after 9/11, and built upon that with successive efforts such as "Decoration Day," "The Dirty South" and "A Blessing and a Curse." Along the way, they've had numerous lineup changes (most notably Jason Isbell, who played guitar from 2002-2007 and is now a star in his own right). They've also backed some legendary R&B stars -- they played behind Bettye Lavette on her 2007 comeback, "The Scene of the Crime," and Booker T. Jones on his 2009 album "Potato Hole." In September 2016, they released their 13th studio album, "American Band."
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      Christine Havrilla & Gypsy Fuzz
    • Friday, April 21, 2017
    • Pop and rock singer/songwriter, Christine Havrilla, is a Philadelphia native. She has a total of six studio albums, three EPs, and over a decade of touring under her belt.
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