19th Annual Sea Music Concert Series
Contact: John Cunnane, 415-561-7123
Experience the excitement and drive of sailors’ work songs and the beauty of plaintive seafaring ballads performed by some of the world’s outstanding maritime musicians, aboard San Francisco’s unique floating waterfront setting. The historic three-masted sailing ship Balclutha, berthed at Hyde Street Pier, is host to two concerts highlighting the music of merchant and navy sailors, and those who live and work near the sea. San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park presents the 19th annual Sea Music Concert Series.
Saturday, October 20, 8:00pm – JOHN ROBERTS
Accompanying himself on concertina and banjo, John Roberts, originally from England, is widely recognized on both sides of the Atlantic as a master singer of chanteys and sea ballads.
Saturday, November 10, 8:00pm – TOM LEWIS
With a powerful voice and sharp wit, Canadian singer-songwriter Tom Lewis brings 20 years of Royal Navy Experience to every performance. His self-penned songs have been described as being “…the works of a greatly gifted songwriter. His recordings are filled with a vibrant authenticity.” (New Brunswick Telegram-Journal)
Photographs of the performers are available on request.
Tickets: $14 general, $12 San Francisco Maritime National Park Association members. Discount season tickets, $24. For tickets, please call 415-561-6662, ext 12, or send a check made out to SFMNPA. Please indicate concert date on check and mail to: SFMNPA, P.O. Box 470310, San Francisco, CA94147.
San FranciscoMaritimeNationalHistoricalPark is located at the west end of Fisherman’s Wharf, in San Francisco. The park includes a magnificent fleet of historic ships, VisitorCenter, museum (closed for renovation), Aquatic Park Historic District, and library. For more information about the park, or its public programs, please call 415-447-5000 or visit the park’s website at http://www.nps.gov/safr.htm.
Did You Know?
This "Plimsoll Mark" is painted on the port side of Balclutha and named for Samuel Plimsoll, an Englishman who fought to pass the Merchant Shipping Act of 1876. Before this law, many ships were dangerously overloaded and many sank. These “coffin ships” claimed the lives of many sailors. More...