Some fun First State events to dive into this weekend
1. The Jimi Hendrix tribute Kiss the Sky is a staple in lower Delaware.
The band, led by Jimy Bleu, has performed in Milton the last couple years and offers audio authenticity onstage, along with replicas of ‘60s-era instruments that Hendrix amazed audiences with.
The band is visually accurate, too. For instance, Bleu and his bandmates don a custom wardrobe that Hendrix and his crew wore at his most historic concerts.
Kiss the Sky will return to the Milton Theatre, 110 Union St., Milton at 8 p.m., Friday. INFO miltontheatre.com or 684-3038.
2. The Big Noise Festival is an explosion of talented artists paired with award-winning food vendors from Wilmington’s Rolling Revolution.
Friday’s lineup will feature Dumpstaphunk and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band.
On Saturday, the main event features David Wax Museum, The National Reserve, Amy Helm, Bettye Lavette, Railroad Earth, Los Lobos and David Bromberg & the Big Band.
For the hospitality side, revelers will enjoy a wide selection of food and beverage options, including a beer garden, wine and spirits and food trucks.
Big Noise is going down at Tubman Garrett Riverfront Park, 40 Rosa Parks Dr., Wilmington, 7 p.m., Friday; and 12:30 p.m., Saturday. COST $28-$44 or $60 for both days. INFO bignoisefestival.com.
3. Nine dance pieces will be premiered by a mix of veteran and novice performers by the contemporary Ecarte Dance Theatre.
Featuring dances set to an eclectic soundtrack, in one piece named “Shen” novice dancers will groove to world music.
They will dance in “Send a Flood,” with music from the soundtrack of “The Greatest Showman.”
This spring show will begin in the Education & Humanities Theater at Delaware State University, 1200 N. Dupont Highway, Dover at 7 p.m., Saturday. COST $15 adults; $12 students and seniors. INFO ecartedance.com or 674-4689.