The Freeman Arts Pavilion, a program of the Joshua M. Freeman Foundation, is located on Rt 54 just minutes from North Ocean City. An arts nonprofit, Freeman Arts Pavilion offers diverse programming including live music, theatre, comedy, dance, children’s programming and more.
Grammy Award-nominated artist, performer, and songwriter Marcus King was downright destined to play music. By 8 years old, the fourth-generation Greenville, S.C., native performed alongside pops, grandpa, and his uncles for the first time. Logging thousands of miles on the road as “The Marcus King Band,” he established himself with unparalleled performance prowess and a dynamic live show. In 2020, he linked up with Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys) and cut his solo debut El Dorado, garnering a Grammy Award nomination in the category of “Best Americana Album.” Beyond praise from NPR, American Songwriter, and more, Rolling Stone christened it “excellent,” and Associated Press went as far as to claim, “El Dorado already stands out as a definite high point of 2020.” In between packing venues on his own, he performed alongside Chris Stapleton, Greta Van Fleet, and Nathaniel Rateliff in addition to gracing the bills of Stagecoach and more with one seismic show after the next. Along the way, he caught the attention of Rick Rubin and signed with American Recordings.