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Maritime Museum Reschedules June 27th Groovin’ Concert

June 18, 2020

The Waterfront Stage is Ready!!: When will the music begin??: This past Saturday Museum volunteers installed the newly donated( by Jan Williams) Stage lights to the recently completed stage expansion. We are all waiting for the releasing of the Covid restrictions on capacity to allow the music season to start. Hope springs eternal. Photo by Bill Powell

 

The Deltaville Maritime Museum and Holly Point Nature Park have cancelled  their Saturday June 27th Honeywind Bluegrass Boys/Good Shot Judy Concert due to the Phase II ,  Virginia Covid virus restriction limits on gatherings and concern for our members, friends, and health and safety of our visitors.. The concert, which is part of the 2020 “Groovin’ in the Park” outdoor music series, has been rescheduled for the 5-8pm Saturday August 1st.

 

Both “Good Shot Judy” and the Honeywind Band are really anxious to play at our beautiful outdoor venue and are working with us as we all adjust our schedule. The Board and staff of the Museum know all of you are hoping to be able to get out of the house for a fun event. We just want to be sure it is a safe event.

 

Assuming the Phase III loosening of Covid restrictions comes as predicted  allowing the Waterfront 50% of capacity(around 400), the July 25th “Back to Woodstok” special Groovin’ will happen with the rescheduled concert the Saturday following.

 

After that the originally planned rest of the schedule(check our website) would continue with:

 

Saturday, August 22nd: 5-6pm-the Flat-Tones, Dancin’ to the “Oldies”

6-8pm- “Stuck on a Name” Reggae, Reggae, Reggae

Saturday, Sept 5th: Bonus Groovin’ 5-6pm- Toby Gillie and the “Unpredictables”

6-8pm- the Josh Walker Quartet with Sharon Rae North   “Fly me to the Moon”

 

Saturday, Sept 26th: 6-8 pm The “Tom Euler Band” ,   Blues at its best.

 

Every effort is being made to hold the full 7 concert season using rescheduling. We are working with the artists to make this happen.With the uncertainty of the state of the virus restrictions as we move forward, the Museum and staff are doing our best to possibly work in some pop-up Groovin’s to make up for the ones already cancelled. The longer the capacity restriction is in place   the more difficult this becomes. Keep an eye on this paper and our website, www.deltavillemuseum.com for updates.

 

Regardless of when we resume our schedule, be sure that the Museum, volunteers and staff will mark out spacing gridlines, have hand sanitizing stations and any other “safe practice’ advised at that time in place  for the concerts. We will suggest strongly for those attending to bring their own lawn chair if at all possible.

 

The Maritime Park wants all of its members and friends to please, please, practice social distancing, limit travel, wear face masks in public and follow all other current guidelines to stay safe and well. I know we all are looking forward to us all getting together again soon.

 

As the Park’s members advance discount ticket package is normally over at the season’s first concert, we extend the discount offer until the first concert of the season. At the present time that would be the July 25th  “ Back to Woodstok” special performance.” beginning at 5pm.  Watch this paper and our website for updates as we get closer.

 

Currently the Museum itself is closed until at least the end of July 15th, Museum staff is working remotely to monitor and answer messages and keep the website current. Please check the website and this paper for the current status.

 

Our 30+ acre Holly Point Nature Park is still open dawn to dusk for a place for folks to get out of the house and outside in the fresh air. We are following the new tightened restrictions by asking everyone to limit their use to walking, jogging, exercising and hiking. We also ask that any of you who come out to  please follow required distancing(6 feet or more) and group limit protocols  (10 or less) while in the Park. Make sure you respect the personal space of others using the Park. Outside bathrooms are closed but there is a portajohn in the Waterfront Park.

 

Deltaville Maritime Museum and Holly Point Nature Park is a volunteer, all donation, non-profit organization,  located in Deltaville, VA. at 287 Jackson Creek Road. To get to the Museum and Park, follow Route 33 through Deltaville and turn right across from the Citgo Station. The Park is open dawn to dusk daily. The Museum encourages boat and maritime equipment donations to help fund its operations.

 

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

 

For more information, photos, details or questions, contact:

Bill Powell at wdwrks@va.metrocast.net, or call cell 804-695-4678