Maritime Park’s Groovin’ and Music 2013

Maritime Park’s Groovin’ and Music 2013 Schedule Announced – By Bill Powell

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 2 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 currently 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 26th, 5-9pm Charles Arthur and the Bellevue Rhythm-Aires with very special vocal guest, live at the Annual Shrimp and Barbeque dinner and Dance. Anyone who has heard Charles and the band know this will be a special night of music and fun!

Groovin’ in the Park, 2013 Schedule: On the Waterfront Stage. Gates open 1 hour before each show. Come early and picnic. Bring your own lawn chair.

April 27th Season opener, 5-5:45pm Eileen Edmonds and Jay Gillespie. Small group, big sound. country and folk rock

6pm-8 Ray Pittman and the Revival: By popular demand. Horn driven soul straight from the Beach

May 25th : 6-8pm Gail McGehee and the Nocturnes: Can you cha-cha, can you boogie? More fun than anyone should be allowed. A band full of surprises.

June 22nd: 6-8pm Robbin Steel Blues Band: British and Chicago blues circa 60-70’s played like you remember.Think Eric Clapton’s “Bluesbreakers” and Paul Butterfield

July 27th:6-8pm, Steve Basset, Steve will play a set from his series of “soft jazz and old standards’ recorded with Jimmy Black and a set of his personal fave’s and, of course, “Sweet VA Breeeze”.

August 24th: Jumbo Lump Daddy and the Backfin Boys. Local favorites, award winning, genre defying

Bonus Groovin, August 31st, Labor Day weekend, Josh Walker Quartet. Old standards, great arrangements. Jazz originals.

Sept 28th: Wayne Ruotolo: 5-5:45pm-If you are a James Taylor fan, you’ll love Wayne.

6-8pm Janet Martin Band- Rock, country, zydeco. It’s all in there


Other Scheduled Music at the Museum:


Sept 12th: 5-9pm Oyster roast & dance: Jumbo Lump Daddy live


Oct 12th 4-9pm “Raise the Roof” Fundraiser for rebuilding.

Booked so far: Headliner: – Recklessly Abandoned, with lead-in groups. Eileen Edmonds, Jay Gillespie, Gary Archer, Bellevue Rhythm-Aires, the Loose Canyons from NYC and more.


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, e-mail, 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 27th, a savings of $10.


For mail or e-mail Groovin’ tickets requests see the information below. For advance tickets for the Barbeque or Oyster Roast dinners, please contact the Museum office.


Deltaville Maritime Museum and Holly Point Nature Park, a volunteer, all donation, non-profit organization, is located in Deltaville, VA, at 287 Jackson Creek Road. The Park is open from dawn to dusk every day. To get to the Museum and Park, follow Route 33 through Deltaville and turn right across from the Shell Station.


To find out everything you need to know about the Museum and Park, donate, volunteer, or become a Member with all its many benefits visit our website , or Google “Deltaville Maritime Museum”. You may also e-mail the Museum office, open daily, at:, write to Box 466, Deltaville, VA or call the office at 804- 776-7200.





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