Pride Fest at the Milton Theatre!
CELEBRATION OF LIFE: Christine Havrilla & Gypsy Fuzz and Meredith Rounsley
DJ Jamie Fox, Camp Rehoboth, PFLAG Rehoboth Beach, David Stiber, Merck Rainbow Alliance
110 Union St
Milton, DE, 19968
Doors 6:00 PM / Show 7:00 PM
This event is all ages
Watch & Listen
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!”
With a warm, soulful voice and easygoing stage presence, Meredith Rounsley has been captivating audiences near and far for years. The strength of her latest release, Weapon, led to a "New and Notable" feature on Noisetrade and prompted a tour schedule that has taken her up and down the east coast.
Weapon came together across two continents as Meredith travelled between the USA and Australia for University. During that time, she honed her voice as a storyteller. She crafts songs that explore love, heartbreak, and distance with an unflinching honesty; from the rhythmic pop/soul of Weapon to sweeter ballads Falling Easy and Trying, the songs on this project resonate with sincerity.
Meredith’s original music has been recently featured on The Freeman Stage (host to national touring acts like Gary Clark Jr., Chicago, and Grace Potter), Delmarva Life, WBOC radio, and she has opened for regional bands at Headquarters Live.
Whether performing solo with her acoustic guitar or with a full band, Meredith’s original music and inventive covers resonate with audiences. “I believe that music should connect people, “ she says, “whether that’s over a story, a song, or glass of wine. I want people come away from a show feeling like they have been a part of a community experience.”
Meredith has focused on creating that experience by hosting unique, intimate events for listeners no matter the venue. She has played concerts in living rooms from Toronto, Canada to Georgia and curated a songwriter’s showcase in her hometown of Salisbury, Maryland. Her music has been featured on main stages and in packed cafes. Each time, she brings the stories, honesty, and connection that Weapon showcases effortlessly.
DJ Jamie Fox
Jamie Fox is a seasoned Master of Ceremonies, wedding specialist, radio/TV professional, nightclub DJ, and knows how to generate a dance floor. An expertly skilled, creative, talented, professional, Jamie is a very popular crowd pleasing entertainer with an uncanny knack for “reading” and catering to the audience. She is adept at energizing party-goers. Jamie brings her unique blend of professionalism, high energy and originality to every event.
CAMP Rehoboth is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, gay and lesbian community service organization, originally developed to “Create A More Positive” relationship among all the people of the Rehoboth Beach area. Over the last 29 years it has grown into a full service community center with a multitude of activities, events, and programs. From our highly visible magazine, Letters from CAMP Rehoboth to the fundraising and partnering it does for other non-profit organizations; CAMP Rehoboth and its Community Center have become a vital part of downtown Rehoboth Beach. While the focus of CAMP Rehoboth continues to be the gay and lesbian community and its relationship to the greater community around it, CAMP Rehoboth has also maintained and strengthened a long tradition of working with both gay and straight area organizations.
With the completion of its new wing, the CAMP Rehoboth Community Center in early 2009, we are now able to offer five rooms for public usage: a large multipurpose room, two conference rooms, the gallery/meeting space, and a lending library. The Center provides conference, workshop, retreat and performance space, as well as information about a multitude of services, activities, and events relevant to the LGBTQ population of the mid-Atlantic region.
PFLAG Rehoboth Beach
PFLAG Rehoboth Beach is the extended family of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community. We're made up of LGBTQ individuals, family members and allies.
Our mission is to build on a foundation of loving families united with LGBTQ people and allies who support one another and to educate ourselves and our community to speak up as advocates until all hearts and minds respect, value, and affirm LGBTQ people.
PFLAG offers a safe place for people who have questions or would like share their experiences with others. It is impossible to overstate the impact of one parent or family member listening to, seeking help from, and offering love and acceptance to another.
Merck Rainbow Alliance
The Milton Theatre is proud to announce another Sussex County milestone as we partner with CAMP Rehoboth Community Center for the first annual “Milton Pride Week” with various events held at the historic venue on June 6-9.
Milton Pride Week will feature several events that will host a pre-show dance party, a pride-themed photo booth, together with information booths manned by representatives from partner organizations. A portion of the ticket price to all events will be donated to CAMP Rehoboth Community Center. This year’s theme is “Diversity, Love, Community”
6:00-7:00pm Dance Party w/Drink Specials and Drag Photo Booth
The historic Milton Theatre is a uniquely diverse venue where you will find the best local, regional, national, and international talent. Free municipal and on-street parking are available. Full bar and light food options available. This facility is fully accessible.