Milton Zombie Fest 2018
Triple Threat, Musical Theatre Ensemble, Dirk Quinn Band, Universal Funk Order, Wall of Cain, Lower Case Blues, Flatland Drive, Mama's Black Sheep, CHRISTINE HAVRILLA & Gypsy Fuzz, Hot Breakfast, Scrapple, PIRATES PLUNDER Entertainment INC
110 Union St
Milton, DE, 19968
Doors 12:00 PM
This event is all ages
Watch & Listen
Milton Zombie Fest
Join the picturesque town of Milton DE as we try to survive a weekend of haunting entertainment of epic proportions! What started as the “Zombie Walk” in 2014 has become a full blown “Zombie Fest” that will plunge the quaint historic town of Milton into an epicenter of the undead. A monstrosity of entertainment awaits people of all ages as we bring in magic shows, mentalists, horror movies, live music and a host of other activities for a full weekend that is sure to stir the undead out of their graves!
The Milton Theatre's very own Triple Threat is a group of young dynamic performers that set the stage on fire with their musical theatre style performance.
Musical Theatre Ensemble
Our Musical Theatre Ensemble (MTE) classes will focus on each of the three main concentrations of musical theater; voice, dance, and acting. Great emphasis will be placed on recognizing the relevance of each discipline as it relates to musical theater and preparing students for auditions and musical theatre performances. Each class period will be devoted to- 1) vocal development, 2) improving acting skills, 3) learning choreography; all to help students develop musical theatre skills. The culmination of this course will result with students gaining a broader understanding of musical theater from their participation in a fun and exciting musical theatre performance experience that will increase their abilities and help them to become well rounded performers.
Dirk Quinn Band
Dirk Quinn is the guitarist for a high energy funk/jazz band based out of Philadelphia that travels extensively throughout the US and Canada. Utilizing over a decade of steady performing, Quinn has developed a unique and progressive style - one that appeals to a wide variety of music listeners with fans ranging from the jam band hippies to the jazz snobs.
Quinn was initially attracted to the guitar as a teenager after being introduced to classic rock giants such as Led Zeppelin and The Beatles. Refining his artistic message coupled with a fresh, new outlook and a deeper musical/life philosophy opened up to him the world of jazz.
Surrounding himself with a group of extremely talented and like-minded musicians, Quinn has been playing shows across North America while receiving an ever increasing amount of media attention. His music has now been featured on over 100+ radio stations worldwide and gets regular airplay in his hometown of Philadelphia.
Notable spins include the "Pick of the Day" on WXPN in Philadelphia as well as on the nationally syndicated "Keller's Cellar" broadcast hosted by Keller Williams.
The band’s infectious energy and musical interplay routinely attract listeners that are admittedly more accustomed to lyric-based music. With great melodic sensibilities, rhythmic experimentation and an accessible modern edge, the Dirk Quinn Band is jazz/funk improvisation at its most exciting!
Universal Funk Order
Universal Funk Order is a Funk/Jam act based in Wilmington, DE. Their debut album "This Is We Do" was released on 04.01.16 and is now available everywhere!
Universal Funk Order draws inspiration from all areas of the musical spectrum in their quest to stimulate your mind while taking control of your body. Featuring an incredibly tight rhythm section, an energy driven horn section and passionate vocals, this band's live show and recorded works are something to be reckoned with! With over 5 years of live performances under their belt and 30 years of music schooling between them, UFO has quietly built up a reputation of putting on a spectacular live show around the mid-atlantic region.
Wall of Cain
Wall of Cain is a power rock band consisting of Nathan Ames (Guitar), Chris Leslie (Percussion and Backing Vocals), Chris Kirby (Lead Vocals) and Bill Rust (Bass and Backing Vocals). Their music has been described as powerful, engaging and out of the box. If multi-genre rock is what you like, then Wall of Cain is a must see.
"I instantly knew their sound was invigorating and fresh." Chris M. Peters, Assistant Producer, MTV (New York)
Lower Case Blues
Lower Case Blues is a power trio originating from Newark, Delaware. The band features Jake Banaszak (lead guitar), B.J. Muntz (bass and vocals), and Paul Weik (drums). Since the Band started in '03, They have established themselves as some of the best in the area.. Taking blues to a whole new level and earning respect as being some of the best up and coming musicians.
LCB focuses on playing original music with a reasonable amount of covers thrown into the mix to pay tribute to their inspirations. The band always plays with feeling and improvisation… you’ll never hear a song played the same way twice.
Some of LCB’s accomplishments include…
-Inducted to "The Blues Hall of Fame" 2012
-Played "Firefly Festival in Dover DE" 2012
-"Best Band in Delaware in 2009" ... Delaware Today Magazine
-Opened for acts such as Buddy Guy, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Jonny Lang, Blues Traveler, Grand Funk Railroad, .38 Special, Michael Burks, The Junco Pardners, Los Lonely Boys, Jakob Dylan, and Robert Randolph..
-Backed up funk guitar great - Leo Nocentelli (The Meters) @ Dogfish Head Brewery in 2010
-Competed in the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN.
-Was voted Best Blues Band in Delaware by Out ‘n’ About Magazine.
-Won award for Best Americana Band in April 2007 at the Delaware Music Festival.
-Won “Battle of the Blues” for local radio station 98.5 Big Classic Rock.
-Recorded and performed with producer and keyboardist Johnny Neel (formerly of the Allman Bros.)
Flatland Drive began, not as a joke, but as a serious effort to blend traditional, hard-driving bluegrass with modern stylings, on April Fool's Day in 2009. The members of the band hail from either Caroline County, Maryland or Kent County, Delaware, and their proximity is alarmingly close.
In their relatively short time together, the band has shared the stage with the likes of bluegrass giants such as The Seldom Scene, The Lonesome River Band, Dailey and Vincent, The Boxcars, and many other stellar bands in the world of bluegrass. They have worked very hard to write, find, and sharpen a wide array of material that showcases the instrumental prowess of their players and the respected harmonic talents of their vocalists.
From multi-day weekend bluegrass festivals to intimate, yet down-to-earth weddings and everything else in-between, Flatland Drive is available to bring its talents and musical repertoire to nearly any occasion. The band hopes to see you in its musical journey sometime or many times throughout this year's playing season.
Alan Rausch - Dobro
Lee Collins - Guitar
Brad Turner - Mandolin
Curt Fox - Banjo
Rodney Collins - Bass
Mama's Black Sheep
Mama’s Black Sheep is the soulful collaboration of singer-songwriters Ashland Miller (guitar/vocals) and Laura Cerulli (drums/vocals). Together, this duo creates a blend of hit-worthy originals and covers with a unique spin. Each song allows you to travel with time, whether you’re swinging to Country, Rocking to Pop, Grooving to Soul, or swaying to the Blues; there’s always something to move your body and stir your soul!
Touring together since 2008, Miller & Cerulli (veterans of the singer-songwriter circuit), will make you feel like every aspect of their journey is in Real-Time. Creating a sound all of their own, Mama’s Black Sheep is driven by Miller’s versatile guitar grooves, Cerulli’s innovative percussion, and two voices that blend like honey & whiskey in perfect harmonious balance. These ladies rock to their own beat, sharing songs of life and love, and empowering the listener to live boldly beyond the barriers.
Ashland and Laura, produce magical tapestries of songs, weaving energetic color and rich texture to create an infectious and lively conversation between guitar and percussion. Miller’s passionate voice will make you laugh, cry, feel inspired, and ultimately, desire more. Bob Steel of “Baltimore Out Loud” writes “Cerulli opens her mouth and the world stands still as she wrings every drop of emotion out of the lyrics with her powerful, soaring voice, forged in the fires of the blues and tempered in the cool technique of her classical training.”
This thought-provoking duo will tantalize your aural appetite, regardless of your musical taste buds, with a diverse blend of blues, soul, country, pop, and more by unapologetically dipping into the well of all music genres. It’s called soulful, poetic storytelling with an irresistible groove.
CHRISTINE HAVRILLA & Gypsy Fuzz
Award-winning Philadelphia native Christine Havrilla brings her “well-built, catchy, smart tunes” (Upstage Magazine) to audiences everywhere, touring nationally solo and also with the support of her band, Gypsy Fuzz. Christine utilizes the soft gritty texture of her vocals to express warmth and honesty listeners quickly embrace as well as her aggressive, raw, trash-style guitar playing and looping. Ed Kiggins of in D Round raves, “Christine is one of the hardest working women in music. With her child prodigy-come-of-age guitar virtuosity, a supremely passionate and emotive voice, and an arsenal of wonder songs that have endeared her to a loving and devoted audience, she is in a class all of her own. She calls her unique style Neofunkadelicfolkpoptwangrock, but we simply call her brilliant!” Main Line Today Magazine lists Christine as one the 25 “Power Women ready to lead.” “Christine Havrilla is a creative, talented powerhouse wrapped up in one complete package!” exclaims Nor’easter Magazine. Mike “Jacobs” McKenna of Steel Notes Magazine says, “This ambitious Philly native manifests her talent in certain ways that allow her to create eclectic music which will grab your heart and leave a lasting memory. Her Roots/Folk/Americana background coupled with that unique individuality that she possesses allows her to be a presence that steps into many genres and gives her the tools to crossover to different music formats.” Mark Rogers from 93.7 WSTW raves, “…with Gypsy Fuzz, Christine takes especially that rock element and turns it to 11.” Named "One of the Top Ten Indie Artists" by The Advocate Magazine, The Washington Post writes, “(Havrilla’s) songs are intelligent and moving, the arrangements are incisive and colorful, and, best of all, Havrilla consistently comes across as a confident and seasoned performer.” Christine has shared the stage with artists like Brandi Carlile, Chely Wright, Jeffrey Gaines, America, Jill Sobule, Janis Ian, Antigone Rising, Melissa Ferrick, & Davy Knowels to name a few. Gypsy Fuzz’s premier album titled “Searching. Finding. Living.”, co-produced by Larry Crane (Elliott Smith, Sleater-Kinney, Cat Power), was listed on Advocate Magazine’s not to be missed “Best Overlooked Albums”. Christine is listed with Takamine Guitar’s Worldwide Artists, Clayton Picks, Audix Mics, was a featured Artist for American Musical Supply’s Singer/Songwriter Month (Feb 2015, 2017), nominated for About.com's 2013 Reader's Choice Awards, awarded the 2010 Garden State Film Festival’s “Best Contemporary Country Song” for “Blinders”, nominated for 3 “Homey Awards” (2015) for 93.7 WSTW, and is called "...raw, simple, wonderful!" by Curve Magazine. Inessa at 101.9 KINK.FM calls Gypsy Fuzz "Yet another fun late-year discovery!" Michaela Majoun, former DJ from 88.5 WXPN, applauds her "terrific, big sound”, while Philadelphia Magazine states, “She rocks!” Christine is noted in the new book by Sean Kay called “Rockin’ the Free World” (Dec 2016 Roman & Littlefield). 2018 marked Christine’s 20th Anniversary of the album “Some Other Thing”, with a re-print as well as bringing songs back to the current set list while touring! The band has a new studio album called “Sunless Escapade”, recorded at Studio 1311 outside of Philadelphia, PA and set for a March 2019 release!”
Matt & Jill have been collaborating musically since 2003 on a zillion different projects, and finally created HOT BREAKFAST! in 2009. It's been dork-rock acoustic-punk magic ever since Matt put his acoustic guitar through an overdrive pedal.
We've played on stages from Delaware to California and many places in between, from small intimate venues like The Tin Angel (Philadelphia) to festivals like Wilmo Rock Circus (Delaware), Burning Man (Nevada), and SXSW (Austin). We've been known to rock a house concert, too!
In March of 2013, we were absolutely thrilled (and floored) to win two 2012 Homey Awards; one for BEST EP for our self-produced and self-titled EP ("Hot Breakfast!"), and for BEST LEAD SINGER (for Jill Knapp's larynx and Matt's ability to write songs in comfortable keys), and in 2014 we brought home two more: BEST SONGWRITER (for Matt's madd skillz) and BEST COLLABORATION (for "This is Our Hit Song" - a satirical techno song we did with our hero and pal Todd Chappelle).
We are neither the defunct band from Vancouver BC, the college cover band from Massachusetts nor the morning radio shows in Australia and Uganda. We are Delaware's PREMIER acoustic dork-rock power duo. Some have even called us acoustic punk. Either way, we're just happy to get to do what we love for our fist-pumping fans.
"Regional rock band Scrapple presents a night of Black Sabbath! Come see them perform a set of originals followed by a big block of Black Sabbath music as a tribute to the godfather's of metal!'
Scrapple was formed in 1995 in the Lewes area and had a few member changes before forming as the current 3 piece powerhouse in 1999. A local Scrapple truck passing the group spawned the name. Playing all over the area from PA to MD to VA and their home state of DE, they have shared the stage with Peter Frampton, Kix, Buck Cherry, 38 Special, The Charlie Daniels Band(odd one there!) and many others, big & small. Scrapple pride themselves on playing to have a good time and make sure everyone at their shows does too!
PIRATES PLUNDER Entertainment INC
Pirates Plunder Entertainment INC is a group of Historical Re-enactors specializing in the Piratical time period. We are a Non-Profit Corp dedicated to using piracy to positively enrich the lives of our community and its citizens.
Your festival pass gets you all you see below including being a part of the walk. Bring your own chair or blanket to enjoy the great line up and amazing food!
Benefitting - Calliope Project(the Milton Theatre), The Milton Historical Society, The Milton Fire Department, and Casa San Francisco
LIVE MUSIC FROM 12-10PM
Po' Boys Creole & Fresh Catch
Blue Scoop Ice Cream
White & Associates Treats
Delmarva Historic Haunts Cutthroat Cortez - Art by Jeffrey White - Delaware Paranormal Research Group - Lavender Fields - Frantic Frets - Mandie's Magical Market Place - Jabebo Earrings - Yvette Lepley Pottery - Devils Party Press
MAKEUP STATIONS by Delaware Learning Institue of Technology
BEER TENT - Dogfish Head
8:00pm: ZOMBIE WALK
$10/GA - children 12 and under free