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Sea Chantey Festival 2013

August 4th, 2013 - 11:00am to 4:45pm on the upper deck of the Star of India. Included with Maritime Museum of San Diego admission.

Maritime Museum of San Diego is proud to host the 20th Annual Sea Chantey Fest featuring national, regional and local performers.

For centuries, sailor's have honed their shipboard skills to the cadence of songs recounting the adventure, tragedy and romance of life at sea. These "sea chanteys" come to life in a dramatic way preformed on board the majestic sailing ship Star of India.

This years festival brings an exciting mix of modern and traditional.

Jeff Pekarek released one of the most creative chantey recordings heard, Panamerican Shanty, which presented traditional chanteys woven into a 1930s-style detective story. When his group performed part of it at the Festival, it drew a big response. This year, he is premiering a "sequel" to the tale for us! He is also this year's solo "featured chanteyman" and will be performing some seldom heard traditional chanteys

Captain John Kraus and the Goers are developing a large following at festivals around the country and have been popular on Star of India; using instruments more associated with rock than with sailors, they bring a youthful and modern twist to traditional chanties. Also, by popular demand, John will again perform some traditional solo chanties.

Musical Line-up Sunday August 4, 2013
11:00 AM The Jackstraws
11:55 AM Jeff Pekarek
12:30 PM Raggle Taggle
1:25 PM John Kraus
2:00 PM Panamerican Shanty
2:55 PM Chantey Demo
3:20 PM John Kraus and the Goers
4:15 PM Jeff Pekarek
4:45 PM Finale

Sea Chantey Festival musical festival is free with paid admission to the Maritime Museum of San Diego. Come aboard and enjoy some of the best traditional and new maritime music around.

BUY NOW Maritime Museum admission ticket purchase.

Guest passes, and Seafarers passes are not valid for this event.