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‘Julius Ray Pittman Project’ to open Groovin’ in the Park concert series

The Julius Ray Pittman Project

by Bill Powell
Events Director
Maritime Museum

By popular demand, Lancaster County native Julius Ray Pittman returns to Deltaville Maritime Museum’s “Groovin in the Park casual, outdoor, concert series Saturday April 26, from 6-8 p.m. The Groovin’ concert, featuring the “Ray Pittman Project,” will cap off the museum’s opening Saturday of the “Working Waterman’s Weekend” festivities. Gates will open at 5 p.m .and great food will be available next to the Tea House.

This concert will mark sound engineer Jan Williams’ addition to the “Groovin’ in the Park” performance series. Jan brings his expertise and a complete, professional, sound and lighting system to enhance all the concerts for 2014. Many thanks to our own EVB Bank for helping sponsor Jan and his system. 

Tickets are $10 at the door. Children under 12 are free. The 6 for 5 ticket package will be available at the door up to showtime

Check out You can also find lots of other neat stuff on Ray and the band by Googling Ray Pittman Project or on YouTube.

Groovin in the Park is the maritime park’s casual, “bring your own lawn chair, cooler, and picnic,” musical event held in its Waterfront Park. Some chairs and tables are available in the Gary Waterfront Pavilion on a first-come, first-served basis. Extra metal folding chairs also are available if you can’t bring yours.

Hot dogs, steak-on-a-stick, Italian sausage, Bistro Barbecue and bottled water are at Chef Rob and Jane’s concession next to the Tea House. They’ve promised a surprise addition. Heck, I don’t even know yet.

The gate opens at 5 p.m. for those wanting to come early, stake out their favorite spot, and picnic with their favorite cold beverages.

Groovin’ carries on, rain or shine. If rain is a possibility, the concert will be held high and dry under the spacious south wing of the new Events Pavilion.

Advance tickets are available at Nauti Nell’s and the museum office in Deltaville during their open hours. Tickets are $10 (children under 12 free) and can be purchased at the door.

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.

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posted 04.16.2014

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