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David Moran, ‘Cigar Box String Band’ to perform at Deltaville Seafood Festival

Cigar Box String Band

by Bill Powell
President, Deltaville
Maritime Museum

Music will fill the park on Saturday, May 14, as the Deltaville Maritime Museum and Holly Point Nature Park celebrate the Deltaville Seafood Festival. Deltaville’s own David Moran will play on the Pavilion Stage from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., and the “Cigar Box String Band” will take the stage from 1-3 p.m.

The maritime park will begin its festivities at 9 a.m. when the museum and gift shop open, the seafood and festival food vendors fire up their grills, and the Waterfront Park opens with vendors and maritime exhibits of all types.

Randy, Bill, and the Bistrobunchers will take a step back in time as they fire up the grills outside at “Bistro East,” next to the Tea House on the waterfront. They’ll be serving egg sandwiches, hot dogs, cheeseburgers, deviled crabs, clam strips, steamed oysters and bottled water. Also in the food area will be Terry Custalow’s soft serve ice cream, Smoothie Steve’s smoothies and Marty’s swine skins. The Middlesex Lions Club will be serving seafood next to the museum.

David Moran will play his personalized arrangements of old favorites, such as The Grateful Dead, John Prine and Bob Dylan. David’s smooth style makes for a pleasant mid-day of music. Come out and enjoy from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Pavilion Stage. A beer and wine bar will run in the Pavilion during the music from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Be ready for something entirely different when the Cigar Box String Band takes the stage from 1-3 p.m. This band takes you back for a walk into musical history.

The Cigar Box String Band is primarily an “old time” string band specializing in 18th, 19th, and early 20th-century music, while also performing Celtic, American, and nautical favorites. Their programs are interactive, fun, unique, and employ a variety of folk instruments, including cigar box fiddles, cigar box banjos, and cigar box guitars. In addition to a vast musical repertoire, the band tells engaging stories about the history of their music. The audience is involved. 

This band has played throughout the area at the Yorktown Victory Center, Jamestown Settlement, and Colonial Williamsburg. Many of them have been a part of the museum presentations before as part of Blackbeard’s Crew of Pirate re-enactors.

For further information and samples of the band’s music, visit or their Facebook page.

For up to date and complete information on the happenings at the Deltaville Seafood Festival, check out the events page on our museum website at

Deltaville Maritime Museum and Holly Point Nature Park (776-7200) is a non-profit organization at 287 Jackson Creek Road and on Mill Creek. Turn right off Route 33 across from the Citgo Station to get there. The park is open dawn to dusk daily.

posted 05.04.2016

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