Hudson Fields came alive this summer when three (soon to be four) well-known acts passed through the venue off Route 1 in Milton, DE. Old Dominion and Cole Swindell came first, each selling out the venue that holds approximately 4,000 people. Reggae bands SOJA and Dirty Heads came next, with Christian act For King and Country to follow in September. I attended the first two country shows, and have absolutely nothing negative to say about the place. The sound quality was great, alcohol prices were reasonable, and the parking situation was much easier to deal with than other outdoor venues. And, who can complain about the addition of a new concert venue on Delmarva that has the ability to host concerts and hold a larger capacity of fans than most of the other bars and outdoor venues around? I'm a big believer in how live music brings people together and gives fans an unforgettable experience when they're in front of their favorite artists.
However, according to this article posted by Delaware Online, not everyone agrees that it's such a good thing. With an outdoor music venue comes additional loud noise, which is something you just can't prevent. A handful of residents in Sussex County, specifically living near Hudson Fields, have made it known that they don't appreciate the noise. In turn, this has caused the Sussex County Council to take a look at their special event codes to try and rectify the situation and make residents, concert-goers, and event promoters alike happy.