ACCLAIMED FOLK SINGER HANK CRAMER BEGINS NATIONAL PARK 21ST ANNUAL SEA MUSIC CONCERT SERIES
Contact: John Cunnane, 415-561-7170
On Saturday, September 26, at 8pm, acclaimed folk singer Hank Cramer opens the 21st annual Sea Music Concert Series at San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park with a performance of sea chanteys and other songs of the sea. The concert will be held aboard the historic ship Balclutha, berthed at Hyde Street Pier on San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf.
With the city’s lights twinkling in the background, the Balclutha provides a beautiful and unique setting to experience some of the world’s finest performers of songs of the sea. Wheelchair accessible.
Hank Cramer is known for his booming bass voice, smooth picking on a vintage flat-top guitar, and a wry sense of humor. His life experiences make his music ring with a special authenticity. He has been a chanteyman aboard a sailing ship, a miner, an professional soldier, a wrangler, and a world traveler. Photo of Hank Cramer available on request.
Tickets are $14 general, $12 for San Francisco Maritime National Park Association and Maritime Library Friends members. Tickets available by calling 415-561-6662, ext. 33, or by visiting The Maritime Store, at the entrance to Hyde Street Pier.
San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park is located at the west end of Fisherman’s Wharf, in San Francisco. The park includes a magnificent fleet of historic ships, visitor center, WPA-era artwork in the Aquatic Park Bathhouse Building, 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.
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...