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Sea Chantey pics by Barney Evans

Songs of the Sea - 22nd annual Sea Chantey Fest

August 3, 2014 - 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 22th Annual Sea Chantey Fest featuring national, regional and local performers.

For centuries, sailors have honed their shipboard skills to the cadence of songs recounting the adventure, tragedy and romance of life at sea. These “sea chanteys” and the sailors life they describe, come to life aboard the Star of India. The Maritime Museum of San Diego, along with San Diego Folk Heritage, presents the 22nd Annual Sea Chantey Fest on Sunday, August 3, 2014. The music begins at 11:00 a.m. and ends at 4:45 p.m. with a group finale. Best of all, the whole event is included with Maritime Museum admission at no extra charge.

Visitors will enjoy sea chanteys and traditional folk music performed by popular local and national artists such as The Jackstraws, The Bilge Pump band, Gilman Carver and more. The Star of India sail crew will demonstrate various shipboard skills traditionally accompanied by sea chanteys and visitors will have a chance to join in and raise the sails of the historic ship.

Musical Line-up
11:00 AM The Jackstraws
11:50 AM Panamerican Shanty
12:35 PM Gilman Carver
1:10 PM Bilge Pumps
1:55 PM Blackthorne's Maritime Band
2:40 PM Gilman Carver
3:15 PM Kick Up The Dust
3:55 PM Bilge Pumps
4:40 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.