Freeman Arts Pavilion 2022: Continued Growth and Amenities

If you’ve had the opportunity to attend a concert at the former Freeman Stage, you’re in for an even better experience in the 2022 summer season! Whether it’s country music’s mega star, Clint Black, a soothing orchestra performance by the Mid-Atlantic Symphony, or a free, family-friendly kid’s show by Jungle John, the Pavilion is sure to please everyone. 

Other major improvements completed include wider aisles between reserved seating sections, widened pathways leading in and out of the venue (easier and faster to get to your car), and additional restrooms and concession areas. Grab a beverage, add a snack to share, and enjoy the outdoors! 

Eventually, according to the pavilion’s master plan, Freeman will be able to accommodate up to 4,400 attendees. It’s the premier outdoor venue in Sussex County, and other Delmarva visitors are within a reasonable driving distance to Selbyville. From Rehoboth Beach and Lewes, it is a 40 minute or so drive. 

And their constant improvements will make 2022 even better (no “pods” required anymore!). Reserved seating is now here, as well as the continuation of general admission on the spacious lawn. Bring your own chair or a blanket, and enjoy the setting under the stars. 

This Selbyville, DE arts venue is SoDel’s premier destination for outdoor concerts, just a 40-minute drive from Rehoboth Beach and Lewes. Don’t want to drive and worry about traffic and parking? Try taking advantage of the pavilion’s partnership with Jolley Trolley’s shuttle service directly to the venue and back

The legacy of the Freeman family’s generosity at (and beyond) the pavilion is evident. Their name is practically synonymous with philanthropy in the region. Their year-round Arts Access program provides children and families with educational programs focused on the performing and visual arts. School programs take place throughout the area, especially in schools with underserved children. 

There are also several performances offered to the public for free, including the Mid Atlantic Symphony Orchestra and the Delaware National Guard’s Army Band.  There are also free activities and performances each week (usually at 10 am) for children. So if you’ve got visiting grandchildren, why not take them to Freeman Pavilion for entertainment and educational programming? 

Be sure to check out their schedule of upcoming events! In addition to big-name headliners, they also present concerts and other types of performances by local artists. There are theatrical performances, world-renowned and popular artists such as Patti LaBelle and Bonnie Raitt. 

And there are plenty of cover bands this year (such as tributes to ABBA, Fleetwood Mac and Queen, to name a few. And for Baby Boomers, there are throwback artists like Little River Band, Jackson Browne and KC and the Sunshine Band! 

Make a point to get to one or many performances. We are fortunate to have such a large outdoor venue here in SoDel! 

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