Summer Music Festival

June 9, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
$5 for Members, $10 for Non-Members, Free for *Youth Members, $5 for *Youth Non-Members

In partnership with the People’s Festival organizers, the Museum is hosting an outdoor summer music festival with live reggae, Latin, hip hop, and special dance performances. Local food trucks from Rolling Revolution, artist demos by Studio Art instructors, family-friendly art activities, face painting, and art and craft vendors will inspire you! Get your tickets in advance to avoid entrance lines. Cash bar.

*Youth tickets are for ages 10 and under.


Ginger Coyle has received numerous accolades for her talents as a singer, songwriter, and musician. Over the years she’s been signed to two major labels, won national talent competitions, and dominated industry showcases. Coyle sings beautifully and she belongs to a lineage that stretches from Carole King through Fiona Apple, vocalists who borrow confidently from a soul music vocabulary while working mainstream pop territory. A music biz veteran now in her early 30s, she is at long last making the kind of music she wants to make:  “Soul Music for Conscious Souls.” Her new record “Higher Frequency” is coming Fall 2017.
Spokey Speaky is a band out of Wilmington, DE that aims to spread the positive vibes of reggae music through its soulful, high energy live performances. Playing a wide range of reggae classics from the old school to the new, the goal of the members is to satisfy and entertain reggae fans, while enlightening those who may not have been exposed to the genre otherwise.  With an emphasis on emotion and musicianship, Spokey Speaky delivers a live performance that refuses to be ignored and simply cannot be replicated.
A true Delawarean, Hockaday’s music encapsulates both the local culture, as well as the melting pot of influences that one might assume given the location of the state. He is an emcee, vocalist, engineer, producer, videographer, and entrepreneur. The Hockaday brand creates nearly all of its content in house, direct from the mind and curation of Hockaday, with assistance of talented in house producers (Kazi Jones, and Flamez Earl Jonez), photographer Herman Van den Brandt, and others. Featured on top hi-hop outlets such as rapradar, xxl, allhiphop, mtv’s rapfix, and more.
Danza Azteca
Jea Street is a singer/songwriter born and raised in Wilmington, Delaware. A graduate of University of Delaware, Jea has performed professional operatic and broadway roles, produced a hip-hop album, and recorded his own projects. He helps Head Start teachers to integrate music into their teaching with the Wolf Trap program. He is lead singer in two different bands, and in is the process of completing a new recording project entitled “The Sit Down.” Jea’s main inspiration is his family, his community, and the high standard of artistic achievement set by great artists before him such as Duke Ellington, Donny Hathaway, and Quincy Jones.
Ballet Mexico Lindo – The talent of this group is aimed at promoting and conserving the customs and traditions of our culture, the Mexican culture, through dance.
Deejay Bella began in music as a child violinist in a school music program and learned to play keyboards and acoustic guitar from her father. She fell in love with reggae while spinning on KALX college radio, 90.7 FM from 1991-1998 and digging into its then 30-year old music collection. She DJ’ed at clubs in the Bay (The Top, Nickie’s BBQ, Upper Room, 111 Minna, DNA Lounge, Elbo Room, Laszlo’s, Caribee, Maritime Hall, and many more) and became KALX Promotions Director and a member of the Bay Area Hip Hop Coalition. Her style is internationally eclectic, cornerstoned in jazz, blues, dub, r&b soul, roots, and UK lovers rock reggae. She currently podcasts on on ‘Roots Education.’


Rolling Revolution




The People’s Festival celebrates music and arts in Wilmington, Delaware and preserves and honors the legacy of Bob Marley.