Some fun First State events to dive into this weekend.
1. The Americana trio Red Molly will paint the town in colorful hues with their powerful vocals.
But if you snooze, you might miss out, because tickets are selling quickly.
Red Molly is comprised of Laurie McAllister, Abbie Gardner and Molly Venter, known for their gorgeous harmonies, brilliant musicianship (bass, dobro and guitar), engaging songwriting and warm stage presence.
They certainly made many new fans at their first Grand appearance in 2014. After a brief band hiatus, the trio is back with new songs spanning folk roots and bluegrass to ballads and barn-burning honky tonk.
Red Molly will return to The Grand, 818 N. Market St., in Wilmington at 8 p.m., Friday. COST $28. INFO thegrandwilmington.org or 800-37-GRAND.
2. Danika & The Jeb have interesting tales to sing about, as well as a unique background story.
Singer-songwriter Danika Holmes was almost a doctor. And Jeb Hart is a guitar aficionado who owns and operates a guitar instruction company.
Together they form the duo Danika & The Jeb, a soulful combination of acoustic pop and blues that hits the heart with their blended talents.
The duo will gig at the Smyrna Opera House, 7 W. South St., Smyrna at 7:30 p.m., Saturday. COST $8 children for ages 12 or younger; $14 military, seniors and members; $16 general admission. INFO smyrnaoperahouse.org or 653-4236.
3. Serafin String Quartet will introduce infectious energy and elegant lyricism downstate.
Serafin will perform the Haydn String Quartet in G Minor, Op. 74, No. 3 “Horseman,” the most famous among Haydn’s six quartets of 1793, whose galloping finale theme has given rise to its nickname.
The foursome will also perform Mendelssohn String Quartet in E Minor, Op. 44, No. 2.
Serafin String Quartet debuted at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in 2004 and has consistently received ovations from audiences around the nation.
The string quartet will gig at the Milton Theater, 110 Union St., Milton at 8 p.m., Saturday. COST $15 to $25. INFO pcade.com or 684-3038.