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Shine a Light on 1983

Celebrate 11 years of music, resilience, and community with Shine a Light while giving back to arts education in Delaware.

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The Queen 500 North Market Street Wilmington, DE 19801

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Refund Policy

No Refunds

About this event

  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Mobile eTicket

What's your favorite hit song from 1983? Come hear local artists perform the top hits from 1983 to celebrate 11 years of music, resilience, and community with Shine a Light while supporting arts education in Delaware.

Shine a Light on 1983

The 11th Annual Shine a Light fundraiser concert is here! Each year, we choose a year in music history and cover the most impactful hits and songs of that time. This year, our awesome local and regional artists will be covering the top songs from 1983! From David Bowie and Michael Jackson to Madonna and everything in between, this is a show you won’t want to miss.

The annual Shine a Light fundraiser is an incredible opportunity to give back to the Delaware arts community — and have a blast while doing it. All ticket sales go toward an amazing cause through the Light Up the Queen Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting music education through high-quality programs. In 2022, the Light Up the Queen Foundation was able to grant over $30,000 of funding to local organizations.



VIP tickets sell out fast so grab them now before it's too late! Your VIP experience includes:

  • 2 Hour Exclusive Pre-party
  • Gourmet Dinner (catered by Tonic)
  • Open bar
  • Balcony AND Pit Access (With the Option to Upgrade to Reserved Seating)

Hotel Information

Hotel du Pont:

Shine A Light on 1983 has a room block at the Hotel du Pont! Use this link to reserve a luxury king room for the night of March 4th only:

Use the Block Name: Shine a Light on 1983 and the Group Code: LUTQ23

The hotel is holding 16 luxury kings only, so book now! The rate is $199 (plus 10% occupancy tax) and includes Complimentary Valet Parking ($40 value).

Cut-Off (book-by) Date: 2/15/2023

The Quoin Hotel & Restaurant:

Wilmington's new 24-room boutique hotel is located at 519 N. Market Street- right across the street from The Queen!

Click on the link below to book your room and enter the word “LIGHT” under discount code for the special 15% off pricing.

Refund Policy

Please Note: tickets are non-refundable and proceeds are donated to the foundation.