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2010 ‘Groovin’ in the Park’ schedule

by Bill Powell
Special Events Director
Deltaville Maritime Museum

The Deltaville Maritime Museum and Holly Point Nature Park recently released its schedule of performers for their popular “Groovin’ in the Park” music concert series. The music series is adding one concert to its 2010 schedule, bringing the total performances to six. All Groovin’ concerts, except the first, will be on the 4th Saturday of the month.

Robbin Thompson, Virginia’s own award-winning singer-songwriter leads off the outdoor music series on Saturday, May 1, from 5 to 7 p.m. “I have ties to Middlesex County and the Deltaville area and have enjoyed seeing all the different and fun things the museum is adding to the community,” said Thompson. “I’m really looking forward to playing for the Groovin’ fans and starting off their season in 2010.”

This kick-off Groovin’ concert will be part of the museum and park’s opening weekend—the 2nd annual “Working Watermen’s Weekend” festivities Friday and Saturday, April 30 and May 1. The first Deltaville Farmers’ Market of the year also will be a part of the activities on May 1.  A complete schedule of the activities, offerings and exhibits for the Working Watermen’s Weekend will be announced in early April.

The newly-expanded Events Pavilion will serve as a rain location for these rain or shine outdoor performances. This new space will allow over 300 folks to enjoy Groovin’ concerts in inclement weather.

Performers and dates for Groovin’ 2010 are as follows:

  • Saturday, May 1, 5-7 p.m., Robbin Thompson, Virginia’s own singer/songwriter’s own music played in the “Sweet Virginia Breeze.” Bring lawn chairs.

  • Saturday, May 22, 6-8 p.m., “Little Big Band” music puts listeners “In the Mood.” From Glen Miller to Benny Goodman the audience will hear big band favorites in the museum’s newly-expanded Waterfront Park.

  • Saturday, June 26, 6-8 p.m., bluesman Terry Garland, internationally acclaimed National steel slide and acoustic blues performer, plays all blues all the time, including gritty originals and traditional favorites.

  • Saturday, July 24, 6-8 p.m., “Jumbo Lump Daddy and the Backfin Boys,” voted the Middle Peninsula’s most popular band, will play an eclectic mix of rock, country, blues and “whatever comes off the frets.” Jumbo Lump Daddy gets those feet jumpin’ and hands clapping.

  • Saturday, August 28, 5-8 p.m., the “Josh Walker Trio” will perform its cutting edge jazz.

  • Saturday September 25, 6-8 p.m., Amy Henderson and the “Orderlies” return after an incredible show last year. Intricate acoustic work and extremely tight, lush harmonies make for a wonderful afternoon of music. Stevie Nicks meets Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young and more.

Tickets at the door for all Groovin’concerts will be $10. An anyway/anytime six-ticket package for the series will be available in advance of May 1 at a cost of $50, a $10 savings. These tickets can be used at any or all of the Groovin’ concerts. Ticket locations will be announced.

Tickets may also be purchased by mail by calling the museum at 776-7200 and leaving name and address, or sending a check and request to Groovin’, P.O. Box 466, Deltaville, VA 23043. All proceeds directly benefit the museum and park, which are at 287 Jackson Creek Road and on Mill Creek.

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posted 02.05.2010

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