Press Release

For Immediate Release 



Event Date: Video Launch: May 5, 2015; Blueberry Festival: July 24, 25, and 26, 2015


Virginia's Eastern Shore National Talent Shore Finalist Featured in New Chincoteague Blueberry Festival Video


Deedra Ervin 


Chincoteague, Virginia, May 4, 2015 ( - Army Specialist Deedra Ervin – Eastern Shore of Virginia Native, currently deployed, is the lead singer in the new recording entitled, “Blueberry Way.”  The song was written by Sam Serio, long time shore resident and current organizer of the Chincoteague Island Blueberry Festival.  “Blueberry Way” will serve as the musical background to the new Blueberry Festival Video set to launch on Tuesday, May 5, 2015. “Blueberry Way:” Video:
Truly a homegrown project, the vocal tracks were recorded at Red Miller Studios in Onancock. The video was produced by Karen Muth of Chincoteague, and technical support was provided by Andrea Canfield, a web and digital media expert based on the Eastern Shore of VA. The back-up musicians were led by keyboardist, Eric “Fingers” Brody, a former shore resident, and included multi-instrumentalist John Roginski and Bill Coleman on bass.
The 28th annual Chincoteague Island Blueberry Festival will be held July 24, 25, and 26, 2015 at the beautiful
Chincoteague Center, 6155 Community Dr., Chincoteague Island VA, from 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. each day. The Blueberry Festival features the largest Fine Arts & Crafts Exhibition on the Eastern Shore of Virginia, live music, unique food offerings, and all things blueberry. The Blueberry Festival serves as the opening act for the world-famous Chincoteague Pony Swim.
Chincoteague Island “The Beautiful Land across the water”  is Virginia’s only inhabited barrier island - a natural wonderland featuring beautiful beaches, extensive recreational activities and a relaxed family-friendly atmosphere.
Ticket Prices: Daily – Adults: $5.00, Kids under 12: $1.00. 2 Day Pass: $8.00. 3 Day Pass: $10.00. For more information and to access the new “Blueberry Way” video featuring Deedra Ervin on May 5, 2015, visit or








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