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Summer is always on the horizon and Nelly is returning to the Delaware State Fair.

The fair announced that St. Louis native Nelly will be bringing his show back to Harrington.

“Diamond Selling, Multi-platinum, Grammy award-winning rap superstar, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and actor, Nelly, has continually raised the bar for the entertainment industry since stepping on the scene in 2000 with his distinctive vocals and larger-than-life personality. His collaboration with Florida Georgia Line received Diamond status and he is only one of seven rappers to reach this honor” according to the fair’s website. 

Nelly will be performing on July 21, 2023 and tickets for the show go on sale November 18, 2022.

Pit tickets will cost $74, $44 for the track, $39 for stadium seating, and $34 for the grandstand/clubhouse.

The show will be apart of the fair’s summer concert series.

Chase McDaniel will be Nelly’s opening act. Chase “was raised by grandparents in the small town of Greensburg, Kentucky with traditional family values and old school country music. He was taught to bet on himself and that, paired with his rich baritone voice. All of that comes together as his latest song debuts #1 on the Billboard Digital Sales and iTunes country single charts and #4 on the Billboard all genres chart, an unprecedented feat for an independent artist” according to the fair’s website.

As a note for the show everyone entering the fairgrounds must present a valid ticket of admission, including those attending Grandstand concerts. Concert tickets do not include admission to the fair. You may purchase a maximum of 8 tickets per show. This is determined by reference to your name, your company name, your credit card number and billing or email address. Violators will have their excessive purchases automatically cancelled and refunded to the credit card used without any further contact.

Summer is always on the horizon and Nelly is returning to the Delaware State Fair.

Delaware Ranks In The Top 5 Of Wine Consumption

It comes in all shapes and flavors but did you know that Delaware ranks in the top 5 of wine consumption in the country.

According to Wise Voter “As USA ranks as the highest Wine consuming countries in the world. We dug in to America’s favorite types of wine per state and the consumption in the past 10 years. Sauvignon Blanc came out on top as ranking top in 16 states followed by Cabernet Sauvignon ranking top in 10 states. Pinot Noir is also one of the favorites as it ranks top in 8 states.”

They also said “Wine consumption in USA is seem to be rising by the year, the nation has seen an increase of almost 10% from 2020 – 2021. The love for wine is such that an average American consumed 3.18 gallons in 2021.”

Delaware ranked #4 overall in wine consumption per capita with .72 gallons of wine per capita. Idaho was ranked first overall followed by New Hampshire and Vermont. Massachusetts rounded out the top 5.

California was surprisingly 6th on the list.

It comes in all shapes and flavors but did you know that Delaware ranks in the top 5 of wine consumption in the country.

You can see the full 50 state ranking here.

Delaware’s Top 5 Favorite Wines Are As Follows:

  • 5. Merlot

    “Merlot is one of the world’s most popular red wines, and America’s second favorite after Cabernet Sauvignon. Known for its soft, sensual texture and approachable style, it’s made from red-skinned grapes that can adapt to a variety of climates to produce food-friendly wines in many price points. Merlot can be velvety and plummy, or rich and oaky. There’s something for everyone, which is why Merlot is adored” according to Wine Magazine.

  • 4. Malbec

    Known for its plump, dark fruit flavors and smoky finish, Malbec wine offers a great alternative to higher priced Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah according to Wine Folly.

  • 3. Cabernet Sauvignon

    The world’s most popular red wine grape is a natural cross between Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc from Bordeaux, France. Cabernet Sauvignon is loved for its high concentration and age worthiness according to Wine Folly.

  • 2. Pinot Noir

    Pinot Noir is the most romanticized red wine in the world. No other grape inspires such emotion and worship among wine enthusiasts according to Vine Pair.

  • 1. Sauvignon Blanc

    Wine Folly describes this as a popular and unmistakable white wine that’s loved for its “green” herbal flavors and racy acidity. Sauvignon Blanc grows nearly everywhere and thus, offers a variety of styles ranging from lean to bountiful.

    Gift Of Lights At Dover Motor Speedway

    Gift Of Lights At Dover Motor Speedway

    How exciting is this news!  Not only do we have Christmas music to look forward to on WJBR.  We also have all of the holiday events and decorations too!  Yay!  We LOVE this time of the year!!!

    The holiday season will be merry and bright at Dover Motor Speedway as the “Gift of Lights at Dover Motor Speedway” drive-thru event comes to the Monster Mile.

    According to their website, the Gift of Lights event will run every evening from Thanksgiving thru New Year’s Day.  Guests will see more than 60 scenes and 3 million lights!  Woah!  All set up along a 1.5 mile path winding through the Woodlands of Dover Motor Speedway.

    “We‘re very pleased to be able to offer this drive-thru holiday light display to all families in the region,” said Mike Tatoian, Dover Motor Speedway‘s president and general manager. “Dover Motor Speedway has been the location for magical memories for more than 50 years and the ‘Gift of Lights‘ show brings a whole new chapter to that history. We look forward to seeing everyone take part in this event during the holiday season.”

    The average drive-thru time will take approximately 45 minutes.  Obviously, this is an average time, since crowds cannot be predicted.

     

    • The tentative schedule for the in-car experience is as follows:

      The tentative schedule for the in-car experience is as follows:

      • Thanksgiving through Thursday, Dec. 8
        • Sunday-Thursday: 4:30-9 p.m.
        • Friday-Saturday: 4:30-10 p.m.
      • Friday, Dec. 9 through Monday, Dec. 26
        • All days: 4:30-10 p.m.
      • Tuesday, Dec. 27 through New Year’s Day
        • Tuesday-Thursday: 4:30-9 p.m.
        • Friday-Saturday: 4:30-10 p.m.
        • New Year’s Day: 4:30-9 p.m.

      Tickets can be purchased online at GiftOfLightsDover.com or upon arrival.