Friends of Museum of the Albemarle is hoping for a large turnout Saturday for what will be the group’s first large fundraiser of the year.
The six-member local band Full Deck will be performing for the event, scheduled to be held on the museum’s J. Wilson Jones Jr. Festival Portico and Stage from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
The event, a fundraiser for the museum, will include music, dancing, light snacks and a cash bar. Seating on the portico will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Attendees are invited to bring their own chairs.
Tickets in advance are $25 for couples who are members of Friends of the Museum, $15 per person regardless of membership, and $20 at the door.
Mary Cherry Tirak, MOA’s administrative officer, said about 100 tickets have already been sold for the event. The museum’s goal is to sell 200 tickets to the event, she said.
Ticket sale revenue from Saturday’s event will go toward the museum’s educational programs, exhibit changes and collection conservation efforts over the coming year, Tirak said. The event’s sponsors include TowneBank of Currituck, Gateway Bank, Pepsi and Budweiser.
Full Deck performs a variety of musical styles including classic rock, blues, soft rock, Motown and country, as well as some original music. The band features the four original members of Goose, the band that Jerry Drew, Lindy Watts, David Lunsford and Bruce Lamb formed in the 1970s. The four reunited under the name Full Deck in 1995 and would go on to perform for 14 years before taking a three-year hiatus in 2009. The current lineup for Full Deck, which performed again for the first time in 2013, includes the four original members, Chris Betts and Sylvia Berry.
Tickets for Saturday’s event can be purchased at the museum, which is open Tuesdays through Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 335-1453.