On Thursday, August 20th, the Revival House, Beebe Foundation and Hudson Fields will take a bite out of summer boredom with the launch of “Jawsfest”, a benefit for Beebe Hospital featuring music, food, and fun as well as a very famous shark. 

Staring at 6 p.m. at Hudson Fields, “Jawsfest” will welcome families with various food trucks, a Jaws-themed beer release from Revelation Brewing, live music, local vendors and featuring a screening of director Steven Speilberg’s milestone summer film “Jaws” at dusk. The event is free and open to the public, but donations are suggested, with proceeds going to Beebe Hospital’s frontline workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Celebrating its 45th year, “Jaws” has become the model for the summer smash, becoming the first film to ever earn $100 million in its initial theatrical release and coining the term “blockbuster,” as crowds would line up around city blocks in order to get tickets to the film.


“It’s certainly my favorite film,” said Rob Waters, one of the founders of Revival House. “And seeing it in as big a format as possible is the best way to experience it.”

Revival House is working with Beebe Medical Foundation and Hudson Fields in order to adhere to all state-mandated social distancing measures and precautions, and participants will be required to keep the proper six-foot distance from others when on the field to view the film. All attending will be required to wear protective face covering while on the premises. “We are doing this as a fundraiser for those who continue to put themselves on the line during this pandemic, so we want to adhere to all the requirements to help flatten the curve, but let everyone still have a fun time with their families,” said Revival House’s Rob Rector.


Prior to the film, “Jawsfest” will provide a number of food trucks for visitors, adult beverages and kids’ activities.  Live music will also be provided prior to the film. When the sun sets, the main feature will begin, broadcast on a 52-foot screen and families can view from their own blankets, beach towels, or low-back beach chairs...all far from the ocean’s edge.


All donations raised at the event will go to Beebe Hospital, who has been tirelessly working to help keep locals safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.  


All events are subject to change with regard to state COVID-19 regulations, so check back for additional updates and information. 


Beebe Medical Foundation


Jaws has bee rescheduled to Thursday, August 20th


Prior to the film, Delaware’s own Speed Limit 18 will take the stage to provide a raucous start to the evening’s festivities. Founded in 2016, the trio consists of long-time pals Oliver Sachs, Alex Boswell and Zach Yenovkian. The group all share writing responsibilities while rocking out on guitar, piano, sax, and drums to perform their all-original numbers, which are inspired by such irreverent rockers such as 21 Pilots and AJR. 


The band, who all attended Rehoboth Elementary School together, now attend Sussex Academy. They released their first album, “Stooped,” in January of 2019 and have been touring throughout the area when they are not too occupied with their schoolwork. 


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