Some fun First State events to dive into this weekend
1. Not having a real job has been Scott Bradlee’s mission. Thus far, he’s succeeded.
And it’s no surprise when you see the music impresario’s show titled “Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox.”
Bradlee has created a contemporary entertainment sensation by taking pop songs by the likes of Lady Gaga and Maroon 5 and performing them in different historical musical styles.
Imagine Lady Gaga’s “Poker Face” in the style of a 1940s big band, or “Sunday Morning” by Maroon 5 played like a vintage hit parade song. The result is post-modern amazement.
Bradley's performers will dazzle in his unique jukebox at The Grand, 818 N. Market St., Wilmington at 7 p.m., Sunday. COST $42 to $49. INFO thegrandwilmington.org or (800) 37-GRAND.
2. The Greater Millsboro Art League will show some love to the Nanticoke tribe with a program highlighting Native American heritage.
“Nanticoke Indian Drummers, Flute Playing and Storytelling” is sure to educate outsiders in the community on the traditions of the tribe that draws thousands to their annual Nanticoke Indian Association Pow Wow in Millsboro in September.
“Nanticoke Indian Drummers” will launch you into the weekend at the Millsboro Art League, 203 Main St., Millsboro from 7 to 9 p.m., Friday. COST Free. INFO millsboroartleague.org or 934-6440.
3. The grass is usually greener on the other side, unless we’re talking about the bluegrass foursome Free Range.
The Maryland quartet’s repertoire includes bluegrass standards, contemporary folk classics and original songs. Performances are authentic with a style that’s accessible to fans and general audiences.
Free Range - in partnership with Delaware Friends of Folk and First State Heritage Park - will paint the Capital City blue in a concert at the Old State House, 25 The Green, Dover at 7:30 p.m., Friday. COST Free. INFO delfolk.org or 827-FOLK.