Kevin Bacon is a famed Hollywood actor, renowned for his work in films like Apollo 13 and Footloose. His older brother by nine years, Michael, is a successful composer known for his film and TV scores. But together, they have sporadically toured the country since 1995 as The Bacon Brothers. On Thursday, May 30, the duo brought their brand of folk and country rock music to Delaware, and played a set at the Bottle & Cork nightclub in Dewey Beach. But before the show, the brothers caused a minor stir in downtown Rehoboth Beach, when they made a quick stop for dinner in the city's Mexican-themed restaurant Cabo.
Since formally becoming a band, The Bacon Brothers have made scattered appearances throughout the country to play shows, all the while recording seven albums, including one live record and one "best of" compilation. Aside from the novelty factor of these famous brothers playing live music, The Bacon Brothers are best known for their improvisational lyrics. For the song "Tape It Up" – a name inspired by how coaches and players treat injuries in Kevin's son's ice hockey games – the brothers use audience participation as part of the performance. This year, the band hosted an online contest and asked people to share funny or embarrassing anecdotes as lyrics, which the duo would then sing on stage as part of the song. Contest winners, in addition to having their lyrics incorporated into the shows, would be able to meet the band afterward.
But for Rehoboth Beach residents, the real treat was seeing The Bacon Brothers in their community as they dined downtown on Second Street.
If you'd like to learn more about, and become part of, the nightlife and music scene in Rehoboth and the Delaware Beach area, speak with a Rehoboth Beach real estate representative today.
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