The Shifty Sailors are returning to Newport for a benefit performance of maritime songs and sea shanties.
Friday October 11 @ 7PM at the Doerfler Family Theater, Pacific Maritime Heritage Center, 333 SW Bay Boulevard, Newport, OR 97365. Tickets are $15 (17 years old and younger are free) and can be obtained at the Heritage Center or online at: www.oregoncoasthistory.org.
About the Shifty Sailors:
Formed in 1993 the Shifty Sailors have been featured singers at Festivals, Events, and Celebrations at Seaports on both coasts of the US, Hawaii and Europe. While they sing a few traditional sea Shanties, their performances celebrate almost anything dealing with the sea. This includes lighthouses, shipwrecks, fishing, military, whales, folk songs, and even a few drinking songs! Accompanied by group leader Vern Olsen’s “Squeeze-box” and guitars, the Shifties have a style all their own. The group of 20 men reside on Whidbey Island and have recorded five popular CDs. For more on the Shifty Sailors contact Vern Olson: 360-632-5713 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit: www.shiftysailors.net.
About the Doerfler Family Theater:
The Doerfler Family Theater (DFT) is a state of the art, multi-media center and theater which officially opened June 4th. The DFT features a stunning panoramic view of Port Dock 5 and Yaquina Bay, making this theater a perfect venue for the Shifty Sailors’ celebration of everything maritime. The theater is a complete rebuild on the site of the Old Smuggler’s Cove Bar.
The Shifty Sailor concert will benefit ongoing renovations at the Pacific Maritime Heritage Center. This museum, a work in progress, features maritime-related exhibits and art. For more information on the new theater or the Pacific Maritime Heritage Center contact: Steve Wyatt, Executive Director, Lincoln County Historical Society, 541-265-7509, email@example.com.