The Autumn Wine Festival stage brings together a talented mix of musicians. Their unique sounds set the tempo for the festival, and provide the perfect backdrop to swirl, sip and savor Maryland wine! Be sure to bring a chair or blanket with you, as the festival stage is the perfect locale to uncork a bottle of Maryland wine and enjoy a tasty snack from one of our food vendors. Below is the lineup for the 2018 festival.
Performing Saturday @ 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
The members of Such Fools are as diverse as their backgrounds. Mickey Justice is a singer of fine songs, a keen player of most everything and a Fool. He is a highly skilled master of the treble clef and was raised in the hinterlands by a family of Dire Wolves from the fabled village of Frontier Town. Todd Smith is a singer of fine songs, master of all in the realm of the low notes and a Fool. He was raised on the mean streets of Detroit, armed with an upright bass in one hand. And in his other hand was the rest of that upright bass. Dick Morris is a singer of fine songs, distracted noodler of guitar and a Fool. He was seduced at a young age by the rich, yet archaic medium known as the vinyl record album.
Genre: Acoustic, Folk
Performing Saturday @ 1-2:30 p.m.
BarCode is a five-piece classic/modern rock cover band based out of Dover. The band will keep you on the dance floor playing hits from the '70s to present day.
Genre: Classic/Modern Rock
Performing Saturday @ 3-5 p.m.
Front Page News has been "touchin' souls with rock n' roll" with their high energy classic and modern rock covers since 2009. Band members Gary Collier, Mark Ridgway, Aaron Taylor and Leroy Brewington have been playing the Delmarva club scene for over 20 years. The band lists their influences as Molly Hatchet, ZZ Top, Finger Eleven and 3 Doors Down, and it plays songs by Van Morrison, Bryan Adams, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Buckcherry, Zepplin, Elvis Presley and "anything that makes ya wanna wiggle."
Genre: Classic & Modern Rock
Performing Sunday @ 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
The Backfin Banjo Band has quite a reputation for fun music, sing-along pleasures and good times. Banjo, piano, saxophone and vocals all add up to dixieland, big band, roaring twenties and more.
Genre: Sing-Along, Dixieland, Big Band, Roaring Twenties
Performing Sunday @ 1-2:30 p.m.
Whether as a duo featuring Dory’s vocals and Bob’s guitar work or with many of Delmarva’s most talented musicians backing them up, they have been a staple of the Eastern Shore of Maryland’s music scene for over a decade. Their eclectic sound and song choices range from rock to jazz to country. The unique pairing of these two talents results in something truly original. Both draw on their respect for all genres of music and a resistance to be pinned down to a single style.
Performing Sunday @ 3-5 p.m.
On The Edge was formed in 1984 and quickly became the Eastern Shore's favorite dance band. The band's busy schedule takes them up and down the East Coast. The band is popular for their high energy presentation and ability to entertain their audiences with a wide variety of pop hits from '60s Motown to modern pop tunes and everything in between! On The Edge has entertained in numerous high profile performances in Washington, D.C.; New York; New Jersey; Atlanta, Georgia; Indiana and Jamaica. They stay busy working casinos, private events, festivals, weddings and are also regulars at The Clarion Resort Hotel in Ocean City.
Genre: Motown, Pop & More