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Orderlies ‘bring it on’ at museum’s concert series

by Bill Powell, Special Events Director
Deltaville Maritime Museum

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Photos by Bill Powell

Wowsers! The “Orderlies” from Richmond came to Deltaville last Saturday evening and treated the appreciative “Groovers” to one heckuva night of music. Despite heavy competition elsewhere, over 200 folks brought their lawn chairs to Deltaville Maritime Museum’s “Waterfront Park,” and, whoa, did they get a show!

The ”Orderlies,” playing a seamless combination, of original tunes, C,S,N&Y, Stevie Nicks, Steve Miller, Elton John had the audience on their feet and clapping. Their tight harmonies and syncopated acoustic style turned old favorites new. “I’d never heard of these folks before, and I just couldn’t believe the music that was coming off that stage. Everyone was wanting more,” commented Richmond “Groover” Tom Lively.

Next up musically at the museum, 30-year music veteran Bob Zentz will be playing a free concert this Saturday, July 18, from noon to 2 p.m., during the museum’s annual fish fry, which is open to the public. The fish fry caps “Family Boatbuilding Week.”

The last two concerts in the “Groovin’ in the Park” series will be Saturday, August 1, with the ever-popular singer/songwriter/crowd-pleaser Steve Keith, and on Saturday, August 22, with homegrown jazz guitarist Josh Walker. Both concerts are from 6-8 p.m.
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“Groovin’s” are “cooler friendly” events. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets. There is a dedicated blanket area down front. A limited number of folding chairs and picnic tables will be available on the waterfront and more picnic tables are located under the nearby Log Canoe Pavilion, the concert rain shelter.

Tickets for August 1 concert are $10 at the door or can be bought in groups of five “anytime/anyway” tickets for $30—a $20 savings. Children under 12 are admitted free.

Tickets may also be purchased by mail by calling the museum at 776-7200 and leaving name and address, or at Nauti-Nell’s in Deltaville. All proceeds directly benefit the museum and park.

The 36-acre Holly Point Nature Park is open dawn to dusk and encourages folks to come out early before the concert to picnic, and enjoy the gardens, Pierwalk, nature trails and museum. The museum is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, and concert tickets are available inside.

Deltaville Maritime Museum and Holly Point Nature Park is an all-volunteer, all-donation, non-profit organization at 287 Jackson Creek Road on Mill Creek in Deltaville. Follow the “Groovin” signs, turn right across from NAPA.

To find out more about the museum and upcoming events, or to become a member, visit the http://www.deltavilleva.com and click museumpark, or Google “Deltaville Maritime Museum.”

posted 07.16.2009

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