Ballads and Brews

When the festival closes at 5:00 p.m., Friday—Sunday, July 19—21, the more lively shanty musicians can be heard in The Quarterdeck at BALLADS AND BREWS. 

When the festival ends for the day, the music carries on into the evening and the taps flow with Michigan craft beers. $5.00 coverage charge to enter The Quarterdeck for BALLADS AND BREWS, waived if you present your Souvenir Passport at the entrance.

Presented by


Tom Mason & the Blue Buccaneers

Tom Mason and the Blue Buccaneers play with the fervor of the Pogues and the sensitivity of the Buena Vista Social Club. Their songs transport you to the wildest pub in Port Royal at the turn of the eighteenth century. Their new CD "The World is Ablaze" draws on the fact that pirates sailed the world around and pirate crews were an international lot, so their music would be a medley of styles plundered from all over.

Tom’s theatricality and musicianship make for an explosive mix. His songs conjure up a life on the seas in an era when the only hope for destitute sailors was to go “on the account”, to become pirates.

Ballads and Brews Schedule

FRIDAY, JULY 19, 2019

5:00 p.m.
The Celtic Jam
5:45 p.m.
6:45 p.m.
7:45 p.m.
8:45 p.m.
9:45 p.m.
 

SATURDAY, JULY 20, 2019

5:00 p.m.
The Celtic Jam
5:45 p.m.
6:45 p.m.
7:45 p.m.
8:45 p.m.
9:45 p.m.
 

SUNDAY, JULY 21, 2019

5:00 – 7:30 p.m.
All Hands Sing Around

 

CLOSED FOR 2019!