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‘Groovin in the Park’ to partner with Shrimp Feast

Saturday at maritime park

Janet Martin and her band

by Bill Powell
Events Director
Maritime Museum

Looking for great seafood and music in a wonderful setting? Come on out to the Deltaville Maritime Museum this Saturday, May 31, for a wonderful evening at the 2nd Annual Shrimp Feast and the museum’s outdoor concert series “Groovin’ in the Park.”

Headliner Janet Martin and her band take to the Waterfront Stage from 6-8 p.m. with “Old Dog” Mason Wyatt opening at 5 p.m. for the Groovin’ concert. Gates open at 4 p.m. The Shrimp Feast will be from 5-7 p.m.

The Shrimp Feast is organized by reigning Urbanna Oyster Festival Queen Leigh Harrow and Little Miss Spat Anna Carey, along with this year’s Queen and Spat contestants. The shrimp dinner menu will consist of ½-pound of shrimp, sides and a beverage. Tickets are $15 per person at J&W Seafood in Deltaville, at the door, or by contacting by Leigh at 436-2850. All proceeds from the dinner benefit the Deltaville Maritime Museum’s operating funds. Leigh, Anna and all the 2014 Oyster Festival contestants will be introduced onstage at the Groovin’ intermissions.

A Richmond native, Janet Martin finds herself dividing her time between Europe and the United States. When not on tour, Janet can usually be found writing or in the studio. Check out Janet and the band at or Facebook.

Janet’s guitar style took shape at an early age, a direct result of early influences. Her music ranges from bluegrass flat-picking to electric rock-and-roll and blues. A bright new world opened up for her when she heard Led Zeppelin and Jimmy Page’s use of open tunings. Janet’s acoustic sound today is due in large part to her love of open tunings, of which she is a master.

A live performance of the Janet Martin Band should not be missed; it’s all in there—rock/blues/country/zydeco with hypnotic acoustic and lead guitar work, blazing slide guitar and killer vocals.

This just in from Mic Muller: “If you didn’t think it was possible, Janet has learned some new tricks on the guitar . . . and you can quote me!”

Groovin’ is the Maritime Park’s casual, outdoor, bring your own lawn chair and cooler concert series. The show will be on the Waterfront Stage on Mill Creek and, in case of rain, in the Events Pavilion’s south wing. Picnics are welcome.

Deltaville Maritime Museum and Holly Point Nature Park is a non-profit organization at 287 Jackson Creek Road and on Mill Creek. Turn right off Route 33 across from the Shell Station to get there.

To find out everything you need to know about the museum and park, purchase event tickets, donate, volunteer, or become a member visit, email or call 776-7200. The museum mailing address is P.O. Box 466, Deltaville, VA 23043.

posted 05.28.2014

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