Local business group Highway One Ltd. is known for a wide number of enterprises, and its outdoor concerts set for Hudson Fields in Milton this coming summer have garnered a lot of attention recently. However, its flagship music operation, the Bottle & Cork nightclub in Dewey Beach, is also gearing up for the 2017 season.
Owner Alex Pires and entertainment coordinator Vikki Walls have been putting a steady stream of tickets on sale for shows at the Cork, which will open May 6. British hard-rock act the Struts will follow up its sold-out 2016 debut with a return visit on Sunday, May 21 ($30). About 580 tickets had been sold at last count, which means about 400 remain. Many of the Cork's employees and regular patrons have called the Struts' previous appearance the best local concert of 2016. The flamboyant young band has drawn comparisons to loud-yet-melodic acts such as Queen and Jet.
Cork tickets are also on sale for appearances by artists including Frankie Ballard on Thursday, July 6 ($25); KIX on Thursday, July 13 ($25); Clare Dunn on Sunday, July 16 ($15, $20); Parmalee on Wednesday, July 19 ($25, $30); Michael Ray on Wednesday, Aug. 16 ($20) and the Eli Young Band on Thursday, Aug. 31 ($30). The club has launched a new website, www.bottleandcorkdewey.com.
The Hudson Fields project is also off to a strong start. The reggae double bill announced last week, which will feature SOJA with the Dirty Heads on June 25, sold 560 tickets the first day ($35, $50). Country group Old Dominion has sold more than 1,000 tickets for its June 1 concert ($25), with about 380 tickets remaining. Visit www.hudsonfields.com.