This fall, the Bilge Pumps will be once again board our swanky land galleons and head back into cajun country for year number 16 at the festival that was crazy enough to hire us in their first season and and must listen to their wives every year and make sure to bring us back.
Once again, we'll be there for the first THREE weekends of the festival performing at a Pair-O-Docks (Paradox) Pub in front of yet-to-be-determined crowds and at predetermined times.
P.S. Stick around the Pair-o-docks Pub on Sat, Nov 18 for an after hours Bilge Pumps Electric Show as we plug in our guitars, turn it up to 11. We'll bust out some pirate rock songs, cover tunes, and some of the hidden bonus songs we've sprinkled throughout ours CD's over the years.
2017 will be the 44th year of Dickens on the Strand, the festival that celebrates the world of Christmas under Queen Victoria with lots of unicycles, scrooges, bobbies, and street urchins... and pirates... there are always pirates...
We'll be rolling our land schooners back to the island to spread the holiday joy to all, pirate style, with our oh-so-beautiful pirate Christmas carols combined with our usual dose of nautical nonsense guaranteed to put wind in your sails.
As is our norm, we'll be traveling all over the festival from stage to stage making sure everyone gets maximum exposure to all things pirate-y and Christmas-y and sea-y.
The Friday night Fezziwig party will be happening again this year and we'll be there to help the Queen kick off her slippers and get her pirate on! Admission is free to this Friday night event and it will run from 5:00 to 9:00 with us Bilge Pumps likely finishing off the night starting at 8:15.
The pirates are back on the prairie as Grand Prairie's Official Pirate Band, the Bilge Pumps, will be returning to the Uptown Theater to put on an evening full of pirate music, great fun, and nautical nonsense for the entire family!
Returning to join us on stage this time around will be Dallas area band rapidly becoming a favorite in the Metroplex, the Selkie Girls, who will open the show with their own brand of Celtic and folk music that will be sure to entrance and delight.
Also returning will be the Seadog Slam, staking claim to the lobby pre-show and during the intermissions with their piratical versification to help you enjoy your fresh snacks, sodas, and booze being provided by the Uptown's full bar and friendly staff.
Lobby doors will open at 5:00, theater doors open at 5:30, then the Pride of Bedlam starts at 6:00, followed by an intermission around 6:45, then the Bilge Pumps show will start at 7:00, followed by another intermission, and then a combined set where both bands get together to perform.
The price of admission to the concert is $15.00 for adults and $5 for children 5-12. Advance tickets will go on sale soon.
Don't forget to clear your calendars for that night and invite all your fun loving friends and relatives... especially the rich ones!
The Bilge Pumps will be returning to that most local of faires in 2018 as we commute just down the river a bit to the Scarborough Festival!
We'll be performing only two days for the festival's Legends of the Sea Weekend and we fully expect a ruckus all the way around from those pirate fans out there!
We appreciate them naming the weekend after us, though we don't think the owners quite thought it all the way through, and we don't think we could have picked a better weekend to plunder... er... perform at the show.
Hope to see you there... with all of your rich relatives.
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