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Jam Night 4 to be re-created in Rehoboth Beach July 20

Cape Gazette of Lewes, Delaware

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For a blast from the past, audiences won't want to miss Rehoboth Beach Museum's recreation of Acoustic Jam Night, the locally famous open stage held at The Front Page Restaurant and Bar from 1984 through 1993. This year's event will be from 7 to 11 p.m., Wednesday, July 20, at the Rehoboth Beach Museum, 511 Rehoboth Ave.

"The Front Page was a kind of melting pot of live music in its era. It fostered a lot of different kinds of music and gave local musicians a chance to express themselves in front of an always-supportive audience," said Terry Plowman, former owner of The Front Page. Plowman will once again emcee Acoustic Jam Night and will perform.

The duo who helped launch the event in 1984, Rim and Kathy Vining, plan to travel from Virginia again this year to join the fun. Over the 10 years of Acoustic Jam Night, hundreds of amateur and professional musicians performed for enthusiastic crowds every Tuesday in the summer and every Saturday in the offseason.

Original players from the Front Page era will return, including Nik Everett, Bill Robertson, Steve Wilson, Ken Thompson and Mike Long, all members of the house band that accompanied many of the performers. Other probable players include Rim Vining's brother Stuart and his singing partner Amy Felker; Walt Hetfield, music teacher at Rehoboth Elementary and a former Front Page regular; Bill Richardson; Ron Carey; Kent Schoch; and others.

The event is limited to 100 reservations. Cost is $20 and must be paid prior to the event. Parking is available and the museum is handicapped accessible. The Rehoboth Beach Museum Acoustic Jam Night sells out every year. To purchase tickets, call 302-227-7310 or stop by the museum to pay in person.

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Original Publication Date: July 8, 2016

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