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Groovin’ concert series opens at maritime park this Saturday; Sherman Holmes to perform

by Bill Powell
Events Director
Deltaville Maritime Museum

Groovin’ in the Park, the Deltaville Maritime Museum and Holly Point Nature Park’s casual outdoor music series, opens this Saturday, April 20. This seven concert-12 band series features talented local artists and well-known Virginia artists working in different music genres in their individual arrangement styles and, in most cases, producing original music.

Opening for Groovin’ this year is Middlesex native Sherman Holmes, headlining a gospel and blues show with a gospel trio choir and band, from 6-8 p.m. on Saturday, April 20. I’ve heard this group and you are in for a treat! Sherman has toured over 57 countries and been honored with a National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellowship, the highest honor the government bestows upon traditional artists.

Along with Sherman will appear the “Legendary Ingramettes” gospel choir, performing blues and gospel with Sherman.

Check it out http://www.shermanholmes.com. The “Ingramettes” are Rev. Almeta Ingram-Miller, Carrie Ann Jackson, and Cheryl Marcia Yancey.

We will again offer our pre-season discount package to members of the museum. It is one of the many perks of membership. This is the last week the discount package is offered and ends at 4 p.m. April 20. The package consists of 7 tickets good for any show for $60. This is a $10 savings on the advance ticketing price and $45 over the gate cost. Call the museum office to take advantage of this great deal.

Below is the full schedule for Groovin’ 2019.
Saturday, May 25, 5-6 p.m., The fabulous Ray Pittman, beach, blues and soul; 6-8 p.m. #1 Billboard artist Bobby Messano, new album debuts.
Saturday, June 22, 5-6 p.m. Paige Melton, classic folk beautifully performed; 6-8 p.m., “Tom Euler Band,” Memphis Blues Challenge finalist.
Saturday, July 27, 5-6 p.m., “Sincerely, Iris,” songs from the road; 6-8 p.m., The Steve Bassett Band (full band) all your faves.
Saturday, August 24, 5-6 p.m., Clayton Neal, Middlesex’s own singer/songwriter; 6-8 p.m.; “Stuck on a Name,” let’s reggae.
Saturday, August 31, 5-6 p.m., to be announced; 6-8 p.m., Josh Walker Quartet with Sharon Rae North, standards.
Saturday, September 28, 6-8 p.m., Rappahannock Crossing, bluegrass is back.

To find out more about the museum, visit http://www.deltavillemuseum.com.

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posted 04.19.2019

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