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Maritime park announces concert schedule for 2013

On Monday Deltaville Maritime Museum volunteers  installed the trusses for the vaulted ceiling in the pavilion’s north wing. Above, the crane and operator donated by Deltaville Boat Yard owner Keith Ruse glides the next truss toward its final position.

by Bill Powell
Events Director
Maritime Museum

As the roof begins to cover the events pavilion, the volunteers and staff at the Deltaville Maritime Museum and Holly Point Nature Park are excited to announce the very talented schedule of music at the park for 2013.

The pavilion not only provides the “in case of rain” cover for the Waterfront Park’s casual music series “Groovin’ in the Park,” but is also the main venue for the two annual dinner and dances at the museum. As the north wing of the Pavilion is planned to be totally enclosed for year-round use, the museum is also looking at the possibility of offering some “up close and personal” music and performing arts events over the cold months.

Below is the current scheduled music at the museum. Grab a pair of scissors and cut out a copy for your fridge. Advance ticket information is at the end of this article.

  • April 26, 5-9 p.m., “Charles Arthur and the Bellevue Rhythm-Aires” with very special vocal guest, live at the annual Shrimp and Barbecue Dinner and Dance.

The Groovin’ in the Park 2013 schedule on the Waterfront Stage is as follows. Gates open one hour before each show. Come early and picnic. Bring your own lawn chair.

  • April 27, season opener, 5-5:45 p.m., Eileen Edmonds and Jay Gillespie. Small group, big sound—country and folk rock; 6-8 p.m., “Ray Pittman and the Revival” By popular demand. Horn-driven soul straight from the beach.
  • May 25, 6-8 p.m., “Gail McGehee and the Nocturnes.” Can you cha-cha, can you boogie? A band full of surprises.
  • June 22, 6-8 p.m. “Robbin Steel Blues Band,” British and Chicago blues circa 60-70s played like you remember. Think Eric Clapton’s “Bluesbreakers” and Paul Butterfield.
  • July 27, 6-8 p.m., Steve Basset will play a set from his series of “soft jazz and old standards’ recorded with Jimmy Black, and a set of his personal favorites and, of course, “Sweet Virginia Breeze.”
  • August 24, “Jumbo Lump Daddy and the Backfin Boys,” local favorites, award-winning, genre-defying.
  • Bonus Groovin’, August 31, Labor Day weekend, “Josh Walker Quartet,” old standards, great arrangements. jazz originals.
  • September 28, Wayne Ruotolo, 5-5:45 p.m.; 6-8 p.m., “Janet Martin Band,” rock, country, zydeco.

Advance ticket mailings went out to the museum membership last week. Advance “Groovin’ in the Park” tickets are now available to the general public at the museum office by mail, email, or at Nauti-Nell’s in Deltaville. Due to rain space considerations, these tickets will be limited to 300, so get yours early.

Tickets for individual performances are $10 each for all concerts. A discount ticket package of 6 “anyway/anytime” concert series tickets for $50 is available through April 27—a savings of $10.

For mail or email Groovin’ tickets requests see the information below. For advance tickets for the barbecue or oyster roast dinners, contact the museum office.

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 more, visit, email or call 776-7200. The museum mailing address is P.O. Box 466, Deltaville, VA 23043.

Read the rest of this story in this week’s Southside Sentinel at newstands throughout the county, or sign up here to receive a print and/or electronic pdf subscription.

posted 02.27.2013

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