Delaware Online: The Queen to Dust off Her Musical Throne This Spring

by Andre Lamar for Delaware Online

The Queen in Wilmington will reopen her castle for concerts upstairs in April.

Tickets will be announced on social media around the middle of next week.

In April, the Crown Stage will feature seated and ticketed performances by local acts Aziza Nailah, Maya Belardo and Best Kept Soul, said The Queen’s general manager, Sam Blumin. A comedic Drag Diva Brunch series starts April 3.

The Crown room will open with an English gastropub-themed kitchen and socially distanced full-band shows at 50% capacity, per state rules. In normal times, full capacity is about 250 for that stage.

On the ground level, the open-air Knights Bar reopens March 19. This new addition to The Queen accommodates about 45 to 50 guests and offers an opportunity for local rising artists to showcase their talents. Newark artist Nic Snow will perform there March 31. 

General Manager Sam Blumin Recognized On Delaware Online’s List of Most Influential Delawareans

The Queen’s General Manager, Sam Blumin, was recognized by Delaware Online as one of the most influential people in the Delaware Music Scene.

In the Arts & Entertainment category for this exclusive feature on Delaware Online, Blumin was recognized for his work in revitalizing The Queen after the Buccini/Pollin Group took over the management and began reopening in the midst of a global pandemic. The music industry has been suffering, as many industries have, during this time of uncertainty. With Blumin’s vision and hardwork The Queen has managed to reopen the Knights Bar and Crown Room with strict safety protocols in place.

BPG’s Co-Founders, Chris and Rob Buccini, also made the list being recognized in the Business, Arts & Entertainment, and Sports sections.

We’re excited for more exciting acts to be taking our stage later this year.

Click here to view the full list on Delaware Online