Dorchester hosting waterfront concert on Sept. 7
— The Ship’s Company Chanteymen will perform during a free waterfront concert event from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7, at the Amphitheater at Sailwinds Park next to the Dorchester County Visitor Center.
For more than a decade, the Ship’s Company Chanteymen have shared sea salts’ songs with tens of thousands, all over the East Coast. They portray the musical part of nautical life in the 1700s and 1800s. Many of their songs originally set a pace to keep ship crews rowing in time or doing rhythmic chores such as turning a capstan. Some just filled long hours or lonely nights at sea. Simple and direct, wild and spirited, salty and rough as a North Atlantic gale, they were a reflection of the sailors themselves. With rollicking tunes and sing-along choruses, it’s also fun! The group is part of Ship’s History, a living history group dedicated to the preservation of American maritime heritage.
Bring blankets and lawn chairs. Children, as well as friendly dogs on leashes, are welcome. Wine/beer by the Wine Bar, as well as food by Petes PeteZa, will be available for purchase. Or bring your own picnic.
This event is part of the “At The Sail” series of events organized by Dorchester County Tourism, Dorchester Chamber of Commerce, and City of Cambridge. The main sponsor for all the At the Sail concerts is the Wine Bar of Cambridge.
For upcoming “At the Sail” events, go to VisitDorchester.org.
Ship’s Company Chanteymen