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March First Friday

SoZo Opening and Live Music on First Friday!


DOVER, DE (March 3, 2020) 

First Friday, March 6, will feature a host of musicians in shops, a paint party for the family, and opening celebration for SoZo, downtown Dover’s newest retail shop at 123 W. Loockerman Street featuring a unique blend of old, new, and upcycled items for the home.

Deb Lynn, owner of SoZo is excited to join the merchant network that is working together to promote downtown’s growing number of hip and trendy shops. Having just relocated from the outskirts of downtown, Deb says her footprint has tripled in size from the previous location.  “We feature new and vintage furniture and lots of home goods and accessories, as well as locally vended items such as candle wax, embroidered baby towels, pillows and blankets, and clothing. Our price point is extremely low and allows us, and our customers, to change our interior spaces more often, keeping things fresh.” 

SoZo carries Dixie Ball chalk paint and will provide furniture classes on site for adults and soon, free craft painting days for children too.  Deb says downtown “has a great vibe!” and invites the community to share in her opening celebration this Friday until 7 p.m., coinciding with First Friday activities. Stop by to hear saxophonist Grady O’Connor and see the freshly decorated store while enjoying some snacks at SoZo and other participating merchant shops open until 7 p.m. Visit SoZo on Facebook and Instagram or call 302-566-7270.  Hours will be 10-5, Tuesday through Saturday.

While in town, bring a friend and join the Pop-Up Paint Party to have a "Hoot of a Good Time" painting the colorful owl on an 8 x 10 canvas together while enjoying singer/guitarist Earl Reed and friends with an eclectic mix of classic rock favorites! 6-8 p.m., fee and pre-registration required.

Enjoy a full array of musical performances at the library until 8 p.m. and in shops until 7 p.m. this Friday:

Delaware Store & Parke Green Galleries – Featuring live music by Singer/Songwriter Mollie Raley Hall on guitar, ukulele and mandolin with an eclectic mix of mostly folk and pop.

Dover Public Library - In Harmony...Concert Series.  Featuring Andy & Judy, a Boston area folk duo whose original, lyric driven songs feature close harmonies blend Judy's evocative alto and Andy's rich baritone. While their songwriting style has its roots firmly planted in traditional and folk music, the influences of country, gospel, blues, and bluegrass can be heard in their songs.   6:30pm - 8:00pm  Multi-Purpose Room A, Multi-Purpose Room B

Dover Art League -  Singer/guitarist Earl Reed and friends with an eclectic mix of classic rock favorites. Pop-up paint party "Hoot of a Good Time"! Paint the colorful owl from 6-8 p.m. $15 per painter, includes all materials. This is a family-friendly event!  Pre-registration required for the paint party:

My Roots – Guitarist, Singer/Songwriter Glynis Sampeere on guitar with an easy bluesy/jazzy sound to her lyrics reflecting relationships with family, friends and God as well as opinions on world events.

Grey Fox Grille and Public House – Darin O’Neil on Keyboard and Acoustic Guitar, enjoy pop music from the  90’s and DJ beginning at 9 p.m.

House of Coffi – Featuring live music by Singer/Songwriter Rick Hudson on guitar and harmonica with a focus on blues, old time country and contemporary pieces.  

Simaron Steak and Sub – Featuring live music by Mike Miller on acoustic guitar with an eclectic mix of  Americana themed pieces and a wonderful sense of humor.

SoZo – Hosting live music by Dover High’s Grady O’Connor on sax playing jazz alongside a backing track.

Tina's Timeless Threads – Featuring live music by Wesley College trio, Ryan Schumacher on acoustic guitar, Becky, on bass and Samuel on piano as they play everything from jazz to more popular tunes in the acoustic style.

Mark your calendar to visit the celebration of National Poetry Month to be highlighted on First Friday and Saturday in April.  The Downtown Dover Partnership seeks artists and musicians for their First Friday and busking activities, which are free and open to the public.  Parking is free on the street and in permit lots after 5 p.m. on Friday and all weekend. For more information Email or call 302-678-2940.

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