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February 10, 2018

Pirates on the Prairie VII    Grand Prairie, TX
Uptown Theater
6:00 - 9:00

Uptown Theater
120 E Main St.
Grand Prairie, TX 75050

  Invite yourself and your friends!

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. While you're in the lobby, you can check out the artwork on display by our friend Diane Linn.

Lobby doors will open at 5:00, theater doors open at 5:30, then the Selkie Girls start 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. Tickets are for general seating and can be purchased in advance by calling the 214-415-9563, at the theater on the day of the event, or by going to our Treasure Island Page and purchasing securely online.

Don't forget to clear your calendars for that night and invite all your fun loving friends and relatives... especially the rich ones!

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February 11, 2018

Mardi Gras Galveston    Galveston, TX
Budweiser Main Stage
3:00 - 4:30

The Strand
Galveston, TX 77550

  Invite yourself and your friends!

Do you need to feast and debauch yourself before having to give up all that fun for lent? That means it's almost time to return to the Strand in Galveston for some buccaneers and beads.

We'll be returning to the venue that started we began at 18 years ago as we hit the island that was Jean Laffite's 2nd home to headline Mardi Gras Galveston's family Sunday, which will happen on the second weekend.

Look for us to be at the Budweiser Main Stage in Saengerfest Park at 23rd and Strand with beads on and looking for a place to toss 'em.

We'll be the last band on for the day, rolling a 90 minute set fraught with songs of the pirate days of yo-ho-yore for the whole family.

Those with a sharp eye will see some of us on Saturday Feb 3rd walking in the Mystic Krewe of Aquarius and Krewe of Gambrinus parades and tossing beads to the local fauna from Jack the Rum Runner's new ship float!


April 6 - 8, 2018

Tall Ships Galveston    Galveston, TX
Coming soon

The Strand
Galveston, TX 77550

  Invite yourself and your friends!

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.


May 19 - 20, 2018

Scarborough Renaissance Festival    Waxahachie, TX
Coming soon

Scarborough Renaissance Festival
2511 FM 66
Waxahachie, TX 75167

  Invite yourself and your friends!

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.


Thursday, June 7

The Summit Pirate Party    Grand Prairie, TX
The Summit Rec Center
7:00 - 8:30

2975 Esplanade
Grand Prairie, TX 75052

The City of Grand Prairie and the Bilge Pumps... two great tastes that taste great together!

We continue our legacy of being the official pirates of Grand Prairie as we sail into the Summit Rec Center for their first ever Pirate Party!

The event will be for members of the Summit, though the general public can purchase tickets for $6.00 at the door.

It won't be as kid-friendly, since it's an adult center, so bring the little ones along so they can learn all about how to be a pirate... from the source!


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Check out the Past Landings page for more info on our appearances this year and years before.


For booking information contact Craig Lutke at:
214-415-9563 or by e-mail at

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