We only thought we'd damage the hearts and minds of the local population enough so they'd never invite us back to this border town. Boy were we wrong. They invited us back! That must mean we're either really good or really bad pirates. Though some of us can swing both ways.
We'll be performing 3 or so shows/day as well as the end of day Pub Sing, not to mention our own Jack the Rum Runner doubling up his shows with A Pair of Pirates to run himself really ragged. Like, ragamuffin level raggedness.
So, come on out to where the two states combine and we'll do our level best to cause sea sickness in you while you're on land.
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 yet-to-be-determined stage in front of yet-to-be-determined crowds and yet-to-be-determined times.
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.
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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