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The original Jackson Inn was built between 1740 ad 1760, and in 2023, it will host its final farewell show. This Saturday, March 25th, the Jackson Inn will host its final hurrah with 12 musical acts, dancing, and drinks. The Jackson Inn was part of a series of inns on Lancaster Turnpike in Delaware. As stated on The Jackson Inn Facebook page, “a 1908 newspaper article talked about the old inns and stated that the Inn had been closed as a tavern since the late 1860s. But for 100 years prior to that, it had served travelers and wagoneers.”
At one point, the Inn was called Bourdon’s Cafe and in 1942, waitresses had to be under the age of 35 and received pay of $15 a week, which was a good hunk of money in that day. In 1958, the original building structure had to be razed due to State Highway Department widening the corner of N. Dupont Road and Lancaster Pike. Thus, the “new” Jackson Inn was born and the name remained the same.
There will be one last hurrah for the Jackson Inn on March 25, 2023 starting at 1pm. Lots of bands, and lots of fun. There will be tons of music and drinks to enjoy.

Check out Delmarva Barbecue and Taco Jardin, our food trucks for Steaks, Pizza, Shrimp, Cocktails - A Farewell Concert for The Jackson Inn - Saturday 3/25 at 1pm!

Posted by Koh Show on Saturday, March 18, 2023


If It Was Still in Wilmington, Would Kahunaville Be A Hit Today?

If you lived in Wilmington, Delaware during the 90s, chances are you’ve heard of Kahunaville. Furthermore, you’ve probably been there to play the arcades, have a drink, dance, or party at the barge summer concerts. Kahunaville was a very popular venue in Wilmington for nightlife, drinks, and live music for over 13 years. Today, it’s just a memory to many Delawareans. The owners announced in November 2006 that the venue would permanently close their doors.

Currently, the wonderful addition to the Riverfront, the Delaware Children’s Museum resides in the old space of Kahunaville. What many people do remember about Kahunaville the most, was the iconic giant “Kahunaville” volcano that sat outside the venue. You couldn’t miss it, and as a matter of fact it became a landmark to Wilmington residents.

As Kahunaville played such a large part to the waterfront location, and the nightlife of Wilmington, Delaware, many question if Kahunaville would still be a successful venue today. The Riverfront has become more and more popular over the years, with new restaurants always busy, along with a large movie theater, museums, riverfront walks, mini golf, ice cream, and so much more. When it comes to live music in the area, Constitution Yards or Docklands are probably your best bet. But does it compare to the summer concerts that were once held at the big Kahuna? Most popular for their live music performances on a floating barge in the river, there’s nothing quite like the concerts, or stages of the old Kahuna…

So that is the question, should the Riverfront bring back larger concerts, or for that matter, floating barge concerts again?

Many locals have voiced their opinions on Twitter and Reddit, posting, “Bring it back!” or “We need more live music at the Riverfront.” What do you think?

Hollywood Kyle is the Digital Content Producer and Production Director of Mix 99.5 WJBR. Being a Delaware local, Kyle takes pride in his hometown and has had a love for music since a young age. Hollywood Kyle joins the Mix Morning Show for abstract thoughts and ideas during "Hollywood Kyle" segment around 9:40am Monday thru Friday.

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