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Market, music and food at maritime park Saturday

by Bill Powell
Events Director
Deltaville Maritime Museum

It’s Memorial Day Weekend coming up! If you haven’t already, this is the weekend to air out those houses, check your plumbing and settle in for a summer of life on the rivah. As we all know this weekend is the start of the rivah vacation season that traditionally runs Memorial Day through Labor Day.

The Deltaville Maritime Museum celebrates Memorial Day weekend with its first Holly Point Market of the season from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and its annual Groovin’ in the Park musical visit from premier blues/rock guitarist Bobby Messano from 5-8 p.m. Grab your family, guests and friends and enjoy a day of shopping, nature, food and music at the maritime park.

At 10 a.m. the Pierwalk opens with the restored buyboat “F.D. Crockett,” the museum’s flagship and premier Bay ambassador open for tours.

Captain Pete and the “Only Son,” owned by the Farinholt Brothers of Chesapeake Boat Works, will be on the floating pier on Mill Creek starting around 10 a.m. offering free creek cruises of Mill and Jackson creeks. 

“Explorer,” the museum’s 1608 John Smith shallop replica, has had its annual maintenance finished and Captain Rob says she will be in the water at the floating dock on the Pierwalk. Built in 2007, this replica of the craft Captain John Smith used to explore and map the Bay is one of three built in the U.S. to celebrate Jamestown’s 400th birthday.

Ray Pittman opens at 5 p.m. with his soarin’ vocals and powerful keyboards. With strong ties to our area, Ray plays a crowd pleasing mix of rhythm and blues, Motown and beach music.

Bobby Messano takes the stage at 6 p.m. with songs from Bobby’s Billboard Blues #1 album “Love & Money” and “Welcome to Deltaville.” Bobby will debut songs from his upcoming “Lemonade” CD at the concert. Bobby brings Texas drummer Brad Clancy and his bassist and backup singer, Ed Canova.

To find out more about the museum, visit You may also email the museum office at , write to P.O. Box 466, Deltaville, VA 23043, or call the office at 804-776-7200.

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posted 05.23.2019

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