Sea Chantey Festival

Sea Chantey Festival

Sea Chantey Festival

Sunday August 13, 2017

The Maritime Museum of San Diego, along with San Diego Folk Heritage, presents Songs of the Sea – 25th 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 music begins at *9:00 a.m. and ends at *5:00 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 2017*
11:00 AM The Jackstraws
11:40 AM The Chanteymen
12:20 PM Bilge Pumps
1:05 PM John Kraus and the Goers
1:50 PM Kick Up the Dust
2:35 PM Jackstraws
3:20 PM Panamerican Shanty
4:05 PM Bilge Pumps
4:40 PM Finale

*Times and performers subject to change

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.

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