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‘Janet Martin Band’ headlines Groovin’ concert finale; Wayne Ruotolo opens

The Janet Martin Band (above) will perform from 6-8 p.m. on Saturday, September 28, at the Deltaville Maritime Museum. Admission is $10.

by Bill Powell
Events Director
Maritime Museum

The hot sounds of the “Janet Martin Band” will be on the Waterfront Stage at the Deltaville Maritime Museum and Holly Point Nature Park this Saturday, September 28, from 6-8 p.m. “Tayloresqe” performer Wayne Ruotolo will open the concert at 5 p.m. Gates will open at 4 p.m. for picnicking.

A Richmond native, Janet 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; her latest CD recorded in Paris, France, is currently being mixed and will be released sometime in 2013. Check out Janet and the band at or Facebook.

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. Let the lady take the stage!

Opening for Janet will be the smooth vocals and acoustic guitar of Wayne Ruotolo starting at 5 p.m. Bringing the sounds of James Taylor and Elvis Costello to the museum stage, Wayne will be a great opener for Janet and the band. Hear his music at

Don’t worry, Groovin’ fans, there’ll be more music in the park after the Groovin’ finale.

On Saturday, October 12, starting at 5 p.m., the “Raise the Roof” fundraising music festival featuring Gary Archer, Eileen Edmonds with Jay Gillespie and Jake Moore, NYC’s “Loose Canyons” with local Trey Powell, and the incomparable “Recklessly Abandoned.”

And on October 26 from 6-8 p.m. Grammy nominee Bobby Messano takes the stage for a CD release concert for his “Welcome to Deltaville” CD.

Groovin’ in the Park is the museum’s annual, casual outdoor “bring your own lawn chair, cooler, and picnic” music series. Some folding chairs are available if you can’t bring yours.

Don’t feel like putting together a picnic? Then cooks Rob Covill and Jane Hatch will serve up those delectable Bistrodawgs, Italian sausage, the signature Bistro barbecue and bottled water right next to the Tea House. 

Tickets are $10 in advance at the museum office or at the door. Children under 12 are free.

Plenty of convenient parking is available in the park’s spacious grassy lots. Drop off passengers and chairs first; the loop road takes you right to the gate.

Also mark your calendars for the 10th annual Art & Seafood Festival on October 11-12.

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 with all its many benefits visit, email or call 776-7200. The museum mailing address is P.O. Box 466, Deltaville, VA 23043.

posted 09.25.2013

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