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“Groovin’ In The Park” Opens July 25th at Deltaville Maritime

July 15, 2020

The Deltaville Maritime Museum casual, outdoor, concert series will open on Saturday, July 25th at 5pm with local favorite folk artist  Paige Melton opening for the Richmond-based dance band “Soul Expressions” playing from 6-8pm. Gates open at 4pm.

 

SOUL EXPRESSIONS is a high energy band that performs motown, reggae, funk rock, new and old R & B. If there were one word to describe Soul Expressions, it would be presence. From the minute this dynamic party band takes the stage, you’ll realize that this is a group at the very top of its game. From their commanding stage presence to powerhouse singing and tight musicianship, Soul Expressions knows how to have a good time – and make sure that everyone in the audience does too. They were one of the bands scheduled for this years cancelled “Music on the Half shell” concert series in KIlmarnock.

 

I know we were all looking forward to the Steve Bassett Bands “Woodstok” performance but Covid limitations made their necessary rehearsals impossible and they had to cancel. We have postponed til 2021.

 

Paige Melton plays the hits. She’s toured all across Virginia and Maryland, strumming for clubs and coffee houses and concert venues throughout the region. Her startling vocals and delicate guitar work bring back the era of folk.

 

As this opening show is no longer a “Special Performance” regular tickets will be accepted.

 

Due to virus concerns we will limit tickets to all shows this year. There may be sellouts. Tickets may only be purchased online or in advance. There will be no tickets sold at the door.  You will be required to have a ticket and a mask to enter. Spacing grids will be marked on the concert area and we strongly suggest you bring your own lawn chairs.

 

Groovin in the Park will be rain or shine outside only in the Waterfront Park for the foreseeable future until restrictions for inside venues are relaxed.

 

Please watch this paper or our website for any changes. We will follow all  Virginia  Regulation changes as they occur.

 

The second Groovin’ , which is a “Special Performance, is scheduled for the following weekend, August 1st , 5-8pm, featuring  “Good Shot Judy” with openers the “Honeywind Bluegrass Boys”. We have gotten confirmation from both groups for August 1st. This concert is partially sponsored by Hawkins Boat Brokerage in Deltaville.

 

We know that everyone is more than ready to get outside and enjoy both the Park and the music. We ask all of you who plan to come to please be aware of the personal space of others, and help us make this a fun outdoor experience.

 

The rest of the season is awaiting confirmation and currently  scheduled  with:

 

Saturday, August 22, Reggae with “Stuck on a Name” 6-9pm. Opener TBA

 

Saturday, Sept 5th, Toby Gillie and the “Unpredictables” opening at 5pm for the Josh Walker Quartet with Sharon Rae North

 

Saturday, Sept. 26th, The Tom Euler Band.

 

Right now prices for regular performance tickets are  $10 advance, $15/gate and  Special Performances, $15 advance, $20/gate. All previously sold advance ticket will be honored.

 

Tickets are available on our website and by arrangement at the Museum office. Nauti Nells in Deltaville also has tickets.

 

To help with the virus, we strongly encourage folks to bring their own lawn chairs. We will disinfect our picnic tables and benches but will not have all the ones usually available on hand.

 

What we will do as precautions:

  • Admission requirements: a ticket and a mask
  • All table and bench surfaces wiped prior to show
  • Radial 6’  spacing gridlines spray painted in green starting 30’ from the stage out to the Tea House,
  • 6 foot spacing dots on walkways
  • Hand sanitizer at entrance, all picnic tables, Tea House and Waterfront Gazebo
  • Hand washing stations at entrance, Waterfront Gazebo and Tea House
  • All Va State required guideline  signage at entry points
  • Spray and wipe disinfectant on all Waterfront Park benches and tables.
  • Other necessary preventative measures as needed and suggested.

10.)Serve Hot Dogs and Bottled water only. Food service with masks and gloves.

11.)Follow all alcohol service guidelines for bar

 

Groovin’ happens rain or shine either  on the Waterfront Stage or  in the spacious Events Pavilion , weather depending. Watch our website and this paper for updates.

 

The wonderful sound and light system, provided and meticulously operated by sound engineer Jan Williams will be back and ready to bring the music off the stage to you.

 

Any change or re-tightening  in the State Covid restrictions may affect the schedule. Please check our website.

 

Deltaville Maritime Museum and Holly Point Nature Park is a volunteer community organization  located in Deltaville, VA. at 287 Jackson Creek Road, and by water on Mill Creek . The Nature Park is open daily dawn to dusk. To get to the Museum and Park, follow Route 33 through Deltaville and turn right across from the Citgo Station.

 

To find out more about the Museum, its offerings, open hours, events schedule and event tickets, become a member, donate or volunteer, visit the website at www.deltavillemuseum.com , or Google “Deltaville Maritime Museum”. You may also e-mail the Museum office at: office@deltavillemuseum.com , write to Box 466, Deltaville, VA or call the office at 804- 776-7200.