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‘Rock Falls Express’ rolls into Holly Point Saturday

Rock Falls Express

If the blistering mandolin, thumpin’ bass, and tight intricate harmonies of bluegrass music gets your feet jumping, then this Saturday’s “Groovin’ in the Park” concert at the Deltaville Maritime Museum is for you.

“Rock Falls Express,” 20-year veterans of festivals and special events throughout Virginia, will perform a mix of both old favorites and new bluegrass and country tunes this Saturday, June 13, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the park’s waterfront overlooking pristine Mill Creek.

Don Jordean, on guitar and resonant dobro, will share lead and harmony vocals with Sherry Heath-Wagner and Jeff Wagner. Sherry will be thumpin’ the stand-up bass and Jeff running the frets on his mandolin and mandola. Ed Bowes will be wailing on banjo and guitar.

From driving bluegrass to crooning ballads and complex instrumentals, “Rock Falls Express” promises to bring a wonderful musical afternoon evening to all.

The 36-acre Holly Point Nature Park at the Deltaville Maritime Museum is open dawn until dusk. Folks are encouraged to come out early, picnic, and enjoy the gardens, Pierwalk, nature trails and museum. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, and advance and season tickets are available inside.

“Groovin” concerts are “cooler friendly” events. Bring your own 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, which is the “Groovin” rain shelter. Bottled water, museum T-shirts and hats will be on sale.

Tickets for Saturday’s performance are $10 at the door or can be bought in groups of five “season” tickets for $30, a $20 savings. These tickets are good used any way, any time. Children under 12 are free.

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

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

To find out more about the museum and its events, or to become a member, visit and click museumpark, or Google “Deltaville Maritime Museum.”

posted 06.10.2009

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