Some fun First State events to dive into this weekend.
1. Three decades later, rockers the Gin Blossoms haven’t stopped blooming yet. The band is touring with their new album, “Mixed Reality.”
Their fusion of pop, melodic rock, folk and country elements took the airwaves by siege, making the Gin Blossoms an MTV darling for almost a decade.
From their breakout album through today - Robin Wilson, Jesse Valenzuela, Scott Johnson and Bill Leen have sold over 10 million records. They are one of the most in-demand of ‘90s artists who began at the end of the grunge era.
The Gin Blossoms will headline The Queen, 500 N. Market St., Wilmington at 8 p.m., Friday. COST $34. INFO thequeenwilmington.com or (202) 730-3331.
2. The New York City-based string quartet Well-Strung meshes in vocals and strings with classical music and modern pop tunes.
The outfit features Edmund Bagnell (1st violin), Chris Marchant (2nd violin), Daniel Shevlin (cello) and Trevor Wadleigh (viola). The group, formed by producer Mark Cortale and Chris Marchant, tours internationally.
Well-Strung will strike a chord at Clear Space Theatre Company, 20 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach at 6 and 9 p.m., Sunday. COST $35 to $100. INFO clearspacetheatre.org or 227-2270.
3. The 55s will play a free concert, taking audiences back in time as they deliver rockabilly tunes. The band features a selection of music including rockabilly, ‘50s, ‘60s, country and good ole rock ‘n’ roll.
Audiences can bring their own chairs to enjoy the concert at Loockerman Way Plaza, 126 Loockerman St., Dover from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Friday. COST Free. INFO dover.lib.de.us or 736-7030.