Please join us for our first ever professional livestream event! From 6 PM - 8 PM EST, we'll be bringing you all your favorites that you've missed this summer! We really miss playing for you during these uncertain times, so we're making this a free, all-ages event, though donations are always welcome and appreciated.
We're very excited about this in-quarantine digital collaboration between NextGen America and some of Portland's fantastic local breweries! While they provide the Ballots and Brews, we'll supply a 20 minute set of Ballads.
Join us in Manchester, CT as we participate in the annual charity event, The Pirates' Salty Ball X! This year we're raising money for both the Testicular Cancer Society as well as Love146, a local organization that works to end child trafficking. Last year, the Salty Ball raised over $2,000 for these charities, and this year, we're hoping to raise even more! So come have some fun while doing some good!
Join us and Clapping in Irons at Flask for our monthly night of debauchery, sea shanties, and drinking songs! 21+, $5 suggested donation. Music starts at 8
Jan 16, 2020
THE DIY BASEMENT ART COLLECTIVE
We're so excited to be a part of the lineup for the first DIY Basement Art Collective of 2020! The lineup is Sama, Mara Nagra, Shank Painters, and Clapping in Irons. The show is all ages, doors at 6PM, and a $5-10 suggested donation cover.
Jan 11, 2020
PIRATE INVASION OF THE APOHADION THEATER
The year is 2020... three pirate bands from across New England have joined forces to siege Portland's very own Apohadion Theater! Join Shank Painters, Clapping in Irons, and The King's Busketeers as we take over The Apohadion with a night of sea shanties, drinking songs, and original music for scalliwags, rogues, and other ne'er-do-wells.
Doors open at 8, music & mayhem starts at 8:30. $10 cover
Everybody knows pirates love maps... and what better place to find them than Portland's finest map and frame store? We'll be at Mainely Frames at 541 Congress St in Portland starting at 6PM to play some sea shanties for other map enthusiasts... stop on by!
Nov 18, 2019
PIRATES INVADE FLASK
Join us in our monthly invasion of Flask Lounge with pirate-punk band, Clapping in Irons! 21+, $5 cover
Oct 21, 2019
FLASK LOUNGE -- EP RELEASE!
For the month of Halloween, we're debuting our NEW sea-mythology themed EP, "The Kraken Sleepeth," and breaking out all of our scariest pirate ghost stories! Don't worry-- we'll still play all those bawdy songs you love, too. Our pirate-punk friends Clapping in Irons will be opening for us at 9! 21+, $5 cover.
Argh! Join us for some shanties as we play at the annual Hollis Pirate Festival from 3:00-5:30! There will be REAL PIRATES doing live weapons and cannon demonstrations, as well as various vendors and performers!
Please join us July 12-14th for the Annual Fort Knox Pirate Parlay! It's a weekend-long immersive history experience to learn about the fort itself and the way people in that time period lived. We'll be providing some period-accurate music throughout the weekend!
We're teaming up with Maine's OTHER pirate band, Clapping in Irons, for a night of DOUBLE the pirate music! The night opens with a new local band, IDD, followed by Clapping in Irons, and we're headlining. The music starts at 9. 21+, no cover.
We'll be the entertainment for Bloodthirsty's Tavern, the annual potluck event by Pirates of the Dark Rose to celebrate the beginning of their performance season! The event is open to the public, but full pirate attire is mandatory! Message us for the address since we can't have the navy find the meeting place of this pirate gathering.
May 12, 2019
SHANK PAINTERS, SUPERORDERS & BOAT DARES @ SUN TIKI STUDIOS
We're opening for our fellow accordion band, Boat Dares, at Sun Tiki Studios in Portland to celebrate the release of their new EP! Come join us! All ages, show starts at 8, $7 cover.
We're delighted to be part of the annual Watch City Steampunk Festival again! It's a free, all ages festival in the Waltham Common featuring events, vendors, and performances. We'll be playing three different sets: 12-12:45 Busking Spot, 1:30-2:15 Bison County, and 3:30-4:15 at the Carter Street Stage.
Join us and other pirate bands for a charity pirate bash! All proceeds are going to the Testicular Cancer Society as well as a local organization in CT who fights child trafficking. 21+, $20+ donation required to enter.
We'll be joining a few other shanty-enthusiasts in sharing a night of singing and music at Novare Res. We didn't organize the event, we're just tagging along... no cover, 21+.
Feb 20, 2019
A PIRATE'S NIGHT FOR ME!
Join Shank Painters at The Middle East Corner in Cambridge, MA for a pirate-themed night! Festivities will kick off with the New England pirate variety troupe, King Serpent Variety Troupe, at 10 PM, and we'll be on at 11 to 2!
Join us as we play TWO SETS of swashbucklin' sea shanties at the Hollis Pirate Festival! The day will be filled with activities for all ages, vendors, weapons demos, tasty food, raffles, music, fire performers, a wrestling show, fireworks, and most importantly... PIRATES!!
Join yer fellow Shank Painters at Westbrook's Riverbank Park from 1-1:45 for some sea shanties in addition to the wide variety of activities and food for all ages! There's no entry fee, but we hope you'll be willing to part with some of yer treasure to raise booty for charity!
It's the most wonderful (and piratical) time of the year! Join us as we invade Fort Knox in Prospect, ME alongside the Pirates of the Dark Rose for three fantastical days!! Beginning on Friday, July 13th, to Sunday July 15th, the weekend will be filled with sword fighting, cannon demonstrations, kids activities, pirate cruises on a REAL pirate ship, and swashbuckling sea shanties! Costumes are encouraged! "Sea" you there, yo ho ho!
We're thrilled to announce we're making a second appearance at Blue on Wednesday, June 13th! Come join us from 5 to 6:30 and make the most out of Blue's happy hour with a hearty glass o' grog and shanty singing!
Join yer fellow Shank Painters as they combine piratical forces with the Bucklers of Swash for yet another debauchery-filled pub crawl! We will be providing musical entertainment throughout the evening as we saunter pub to pub, starting at 4 PM at $3 Dewey's. 21+.
Join Shank Painters as they join their piratical comrades, Pirates of the Dark Rose, to celebrate the beginning of their 2018 season at Bloodthirsty's Tavern! 21+, please bring a dish to share, contact us for address!
May 16, 2018
CD RELEASE PARTY @ BLUE
We've been working hard on a new CD and we want to share it with you! Join your favorite pirate band at Blue to celebrate the release of our new self-titled album and get yourself a copy!
The Shank Painters will be at the 8th Annual Pirates Salty Ball in Hartford, CT on Saturday, February 24th to play some rollicking sea shanties between acts! Let loose yer inner buccaneer and join us for a good cause! 8 PM - 12 AM. $20 donation, 21+.
What do pirates value even more than gold? Freedom. Not just freedom for some, but freedom for all sexes, races, genders, and sexualities. Join the fearsome pirate women of the Shank Painters for some songs about women who rebelled against society during the Golden Age of Piracy to preserve their spirit of defiance to the present day.
Join Lady Wenchly and Captain No-Beard of the Shank Painters as they are the wandering minstrels who join piratical forces with their affiliates, the Bucklers of Swash and Co., to celebrate the birthday of the dreaded Maine pirate, Captain Pencillious. Starts at 6:00 at $3 Dewey's, 21+
Captain No-Beard and Lady Wenchly of yer beloved Shank Painters will be performing sea shanties for part of Acoustic Night at Flask, located on Spring Street in Portland, ME. Starts at 9 PM, no cover, 21+