Festival Lineup

Blocktoberfest 2012 be hitting the streets with a wide array of musical entertainment. The event will feature 3 stages stocked with 18 incredible bands and DJs. Below are the announced acts. More acts will be announced over the coming weeks.
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Joe Daphne (VIP)

Joe Daphne is a child of the world and the music it has to offer. Born in Key West, Florida as a Navy brat and only child, Daphne moved every four years in locations such as San Diego, Guam and Japan. He now calls Delaware his home.

Joe started playing music at the age of 12 after his father purchased Daphne his first guitar and that was it! After seeing the band KISS on TV he was hooked for life as a musician and the thrill of the stage.

He started playing as a professional in 1994 having gotten his first start with a heavy metal band called STEEL. Playing under age in clubs wasn’t a problem for the long haired spandex sporting Daphne who had to pretend he was 21. Daphne would later be signed by a few independent labels such as Crunch Records, London Underground and Bodyguard Records from 1997-2004.

His current style is mainly acoustic solo, singer song-writer with a pop commercial flavor. As Joe states, “I like hooks and hits!” Although playing mostly solo, Daphne does have a band called Mos Eisley with whom he gigs occasionally. During summer climes he can also be found performing with Kristen Kwolek of the popular cover band, Kristen and the Noise.

Currently a Dewey Beach staple, playing beach venues such as the Starboard, The Light House, North Beach and the Rusty Rudder, Joe can also be found playing his mix of cover songs and originals before audiences in Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, DC and Maryland.

Drawing on a diverse blend of influences from artists such as KISS, The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Prince, Jeff Buckley, Incubus, John Mayer, Sting and Phil Collins, Joe envisions playing his same style of commercial Pop music for years to come.

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