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‘Jumbo Lump Daddy’ at Deltaville Maritime Museum

Jumbo Lump Daddy and the Backfin Boys

“Groovin’ in the Park,” the Deltaville Maritime Museum and Holly Point Nature Park’s 5-event summer music series, will jump on the stage with the popular Middle Peninsula band “Jumbo Lump Daddy and the Backfin Boys.” This premier event will be held on Saturday, May 30, at the park’s new “Waterfront Park” area, overlooking Mill Creek.

In the event of rain, the concert will be moved under the Log Canoe Shed directly behind the museum.

Defying classification, Jumbo Lump Daddy performs genre-crossing music that can only be described as “Rivahdacious.” Blending rhythm and blues, rock-and-roll, blues and country, the band has been named “Best of the River Country for four years running by Pleasant Living magazine.

Clayton Neal, who is Jumbo Lump Daddy, plays guitar and harmonica, Gary Archer is on guitar, Winnie McCrobie on drums, and Jim Gallon on bass. The band trades off on vocals and harmonies.

The musicians will perform on the bank of Mill Creek, against a setting of the park’s waterfront.

This is a “bring your own lawn chair or blanket’ event. Some folding chairs will be available. There are outside tables, so feel free to picnic.  The park is open from dawn until the concert’s end, so come early and enjoy the nature walks, Pierwalk, gardens, museum and other attractions. There are plenty of open areas for frisbee tossin’.

Season tickets for the 5-event series, or individual event tickets, are available at Nauti Nell’s in Deltaville, at the museum, or at the door. Individual tickets are $10 per event, and season series tickets are $30—a $20 savings. Museum members will receive a mailing allowing them to purchase tickets. Others wishing to purchase tickets by mail should call the museum at 776-7200 and leave their name and address. All proceeds directly benefit the museum.

Other concerts in the summer series include “Rock Falls Express” on June 13, “Orderlies” on July 11, Steve Keith on August 1, and Josh Walker on August 22.

Deltaville Maritime Museum and Holly Point Nature Park, an all-volunteer, non-profit organization, is in Deltaville at 287 Jackson Creek Road, and on Mill Creek by water. To find out more, visit and click museumpark, or Google “Deltaville Maritime Museum.”

posted 05.23.2009

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