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Local Bands Bring Delmarva Flavor to First Delaware Junction Festival

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HARRINGTON, Del.- Pumped up country fans rocked out to the jams of local Delmarva bands on day two of the first Delaware Junction Music Festival in Harrington.

Country stars headlining the weekend festival including Toby Keith and Jason Aldean are drawing in large crowds, and so are the local bands.

Just take it from the Bo Dickerson Band of Laurel playing its biggest crowd yet.

"For the last two months," says the band's lead singer Bo, "Big Barrel in Dover and Delaware Junction here has been just huge exposure for any local bands."

"To get to open up for Jason Aldean or Toby Keith or anybody like that is a big opportunity for us," Dickerson said.

Some local fans agree: the large-scale music festivals in Delaware can open doors for relatively unknown musicians.

"It really drives the awareness of the country music scene locally," said David Lattomus, originally from Wilmington but currently residing in Pennsylvania.

"Country music in Delaware is pretty popular, so to have these local musicians in the backdrop with these big names is a fantastic venue for these guys to get their names out there," Lattomus said.

The Bo Dickerson Band's Saturday performance comes in a similar way to how the band got its first big break: a radio contest.

The lead singer explains.

"Froggy [99.9] again had this competition, submit an original song for us to put out on the radio and whoever won that competition got to open up here on the big stage," said Dickerson.

The Delaware Junction continues to rock on throughout the weekend. Headlining Saturday night's show is Toby Keith and closing out Sunday's show is Florida-Georgia Line.

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