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 sailor's life they describe, come to life aboard the Star of India.
The Maritime Museum of San Diego, along with San Diego Folk Heritage, presents the 22nd Annual Sea Chantey Fest on Sunday, August 3. The music begins at 11 a.m. and ends at 4:45 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.
See the museum's website (www.sdmaritime.org) for the complete performance schedule and to purchase tickets. Adults are $16 and kids 3- 12 are $8 and under 3 are free. 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.