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Songstress Sharon Rae North at Groovin’ In The Park Saturday, Sept 5th

Sharon Rae North is a talented songstress who sings jazz (straight- ahead, contemporary, smooth, standards). She will be appearing onstage at the Deltaville Maritime Museum’s Annual Bonus Groovin’ in the Park on Saturday, Sept 5thst from 6-8pm with the Josh Walker Trio.

Local musical prankster  Toby Gillie and the “Unpredictables” open for Josh and Sharon Rae at 5. Gates open at 4pm.

Groovin in the Park 2020 is Deltaville Maritime Museum’s casual, “bring your own lawn chair and picnic” outdoor music series. What could be a better fit into your enjoyment of this last long weekend of summer with friends and family than to, when you’ve  finished with your daytime activities, grab your lawn chairs, and come on out to the Waterfront Park for the bonus Groovin’ concert on our waterfront Saturday evening, Sept 5th

Following the Phase III restrictions, and, to limit cash handling, the event will be an all ticket or online purchase entry and purchase system. You must have a ticket and a mask to enter. Separate food, drink, and concert tickets will also be sold at the event with the cashiers under the Blue canopy.

All  “Groovin” tickets will be honored at this event

Sharon Rae’s  latest album, a Smooth Jazz/Adult Contemporary EP titled Sincerely Yours was a first ballot contender in the Best Jazz Vocal Album category for the 59th Annual Grammy Awards in 2017 and has had two songs hit the Billboard Smooth Jazz Chart, “Lonely Nites” and the title track, “Sincerely Yours.”

“Lonely Nites” took off like a rocket, peaking at #15 on the Billboard Smooth Jazz Chart. In addition, It also peaked at #16 on the Smooth Jazz Top 50 chart and spent a significant amount of time on many secondary charts.

Her previous CD “Gee Baby,” a collection of straight-ahead jazz standards, followed in the footsteps of her first studio CD, “The Way You Make Me Feel”, a Smooth Jazz/Adult Contemporary project which continues to receive airplay in markets internationally and has received phenomenal reviews.

Sharon sounds just as good live as she does in the studio.  She puts on a fabulous performance and has opened for many national acts, including Bob James, Joe Sample and the Jazz Crusaders, Patti LaBelle. She has been included among opening acts for artists such Chaka Khan, Lalah Hathaway, and Stanley Clark,

She has performed at venues throughout the U.S. and abroad, including Serenade en Chalabre Festival in Chalabre, France, Atlanta’s Georgia Aquarium, Triad Theater and The Metropolitan Room in New York City, Natalie’s in Columbus, Ohio, Blu Jazz+ in Akron, Ohio, Ritz Carlton Reynolds Plantation in Greensboro, GA, Second Street Festival and Capital Ale House Concert Hall in Richmond, VA.

Sharon has performed and/or recorded with top musicians in the industry, including Chris “Big Dog” Davis (Maysa, Gerald Albright, Will Downing, Phil Perry, Alex Bugnon, etc.), vocalist/vocal arranger Fred “Freddyboy” Sawyers (Isaac Hayes, Will Downing) and  James Lloyd (Pieces of a Dream).

Advance tickets are $10/pp and available at the Museum office by phone or e-mail  and at Nauti-Nell’s in Deltaville. Tickets at the door are $15 per person. Children under 12 are free.

Groovin’ will happen, rain or shine.

Due to virus concerns we will limit tickets to all shows this year. This may cause sellouts. Check the website. Tickets may only be purchased online or by calling the Museum office. Unless there is a sellout you will be able to get tickets at the door from the cashiers at the Tea House. You may still purchase online using your Smartphone and showing your receipt at the gate.  You will be required to have a ticket, or online receipt, and a mask to enter. We will not force anyone to wear the mask but will require everyone to have one.  Spacing lines will be marked on the concert grounds  and we strongly suggest you bring your own lawn chairs.

There is plenty of parking in our spacious lots and concert goers are encouraged to drive through and drop off their passengers and gear before parking..

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

Deltaville Maritime Museum and Holly Point Nature Park is located in Deltaville, VA. at 287 Jackson Creek Road, and by water  on Mill Creek .. To get to the Museum and Park, follow Route 33 through Deltaville and turn right across from the Citgo Station. Boat and maritime equipment donations are welcome.

To find out more about the Museum, its offerings, open hours, events schedule, 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 or, write to Box 466, Deltaville, VA or call the office at 804- 776-7200.