The Bilge Pumps see sails on the horizon... lots of sails... lots and lots of sails!
The City of Galveston is hosting a Tall Ships Festival in 2018 and they've invited the Bilge Pumps, a bunch of pirates, to perform at the show.
You can bet we'll be there to entertain the masses of people coming to ogle these fine examples of a bygone era, and you can just ignore us bringing our measuring tapes to see which ships fit best in our garages.
Though the main festival will take place around Pier 21 near the dockside where the ships dock, there will be free stages at Saengerfest Park and Hendley Garden Park to hit as well.
Expect to see us on multiple stages throughout the three days of the festival as we add ambiance to the air along with some choice odors from John Crow's coat.
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.
The Bilge Pumps are heading South for Memorial Day weekend and we can't visit the Houston area without a visit to one of our favorite places in the world, the Railean Rum Distillery's Buccaneer Bar. A place where pirates and rum can continue their courtship of each other without judgement!
Once the last distillery tour of the day is done, we'll start setting up to take over the bar in a flurry of swashes and buckles.
There will be no cover and you must be 21 or over to get in.
All of you Houston/Galveston area pirate lovers be sure and come out to see the show!