SHOWS & EVENTS

October 29, 2021

South Portland, ME

SHANK PAINTERS @ THE AXE PIT

Party like a pirate of yore with some beer, throwing axes, and live tavern music! We'll be bringing some live tunes from 6 to 9 PM THIS FRIDAY October 29th at The Axe Pit in South Portland!

AXE THROWING RESERVATION REQUIRED TO ENSURE ENTRY!

October 16, 2021

Portland, ME

OKTOBERFEST AT MUNJOY HILL TAVERN

We'll be one of three bands playing for Munjoy Hill Tavern's Oktoberfest along with local bands Gwynne & the Tonics and Bad Combo. All ages, no cover! We're on at 8 PM - 9 PM. 

September 18-19 & October 9-11, 2021

Lebanon, CT

CONNECTICUT RENAISSANCE FAIRE 

We'll be at two weekends of the Connecticut Renaissance Faire throughout their seven-weekend run! We'll be playing 3-4 sets throughout each day. Check out the schedule HERE to see when and where we'll be playing!

August 4, 2021

Stonington, ME

OPERA HOUSE ARTS

Join us in Stonington on Maine's famous Deer Isle as we play at Opera House Arts! All ages are welcome, COVID-19 limited seating. Tickets are $5.

July 17-18 & 24-25, 2021

Acton, ME

MAINE RENAISSANCE FAIRE

Come see us in Acton, Maine for the two weekend Maine Renaissance Faire! We'll be there all weekend, for both weekends, playing three sets every day to keep the good times rolling. Check out the schedule here!

June 29, 2021

Boothbay Harbor, ME

BOOTHBAY HARBOR WINDJAMMER DAYS

We'll be serving up the sea shanties with our friends Pirates of the Dark Rose for the annual Windjammer Days Festival in Boothbay Harbor! Come find us!

May 21, 2021

Camden, ME & Online

SHANK PAINTERS @ THE CAMDEN OPERA HOUSE

Tickets for our socially-distanced, limiting seating event at the Camden Opera House on May 21st are on sale NOW! If you're too far away or not fully vaccinated, no worries, because the show will also be LIVESTREAMED for FREE on Facebook! Whether in person or virtually, we would love to have you join us! 

Aug 06, 2020

Online

A PIRATE'S LIVE FOR ME!

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. 

May 15, 2020

Online

BALLOTS, BALLADS, & BREWS

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. 

Apr 20, 2020

Portland, ME

PIRATES INVADE FLASK W/ THE BUMBLING WOOHAS

CANCELLED due to COVID-19

Apr 03, 2020

Portland, ME

SHANK PAINTERS, CLAPPING IN IRONS, THE KING'S BUSKETEERS @ THE APOHADION

 

 

CANCELLED due to COVID-19

Mar 16, 2020

Portland, ME

PIRATES INVADE FLASK W/ THE BUMBLING WOOHAS

CANCELLED due to COVID-19

Mar 06, 2020

Portland, ME

SALTY! A NAUGHTYCAL BURLESQUE

Please join us for a new and very exciting collaboration at Empire in Portland! We'll be playing live music at a nautical-themed burlesque show! $10 cover, 21+ only, no photography. Doors at 9.

Feb 29, 2020

Manchester, CT

PIRATES' SALTY BALL X

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! 

Feb 17, 2020

Portland, ME

PIRATES INVADE FLASK

Join us for TWO SETS of sea shanties! That's right-- it's just us for some pure, ridiculous sea shanties. $5 suggested donation, 21+, music starts at 8!

Jan 20, 2020

Portland, ME

PIRATES INVADE FLASK

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

Brunswick, ME

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

Portland, ME

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

Dec 16, 2019

Portland, ME

PIRATES INVADE FLASK

Join us at Flask Lounge every third Monday of the month from 8-11 PM for a night of piratical music from Shank Painters and the pirate-punk band Clapping in Irons! 21+, $5 suggested donation.

Dec 06, 2019

Portland, ME

FIRST FRIDAY ART WALK @ MAP STORE

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

Portland, ME

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

Portland, ME

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.

Oct 05, 2019

Kingston, NH

MACHEN BACHEN STEAMPUNK FESTIVAL

We're bringing sea shanties to the Machen Bachen Steampunk Festival! Click the link to get your tickets for this all-ages event!

Sep 21, 2019

Springfield, VT

KRAKEN STEAMPUNK FESTIVAL

Who better to have play at Kraken-themed steampunk festival than a bunch of sea shantying pirates? We're playing on Saturday at the Kraken Steampunk Festival in Springfield, VT, schedule TBA!

Sep 08, 2019

ME

PRIVATE EVENT

Yes, we do those!

Sep 06, 2019

Eastport, ME

EASTPORT PIRATE FESTIVAL

Join us as we take the stage on Friday night at one of the country's longest running Pirate Festivals! We'll be playing from 5-6:30 and 7-8:15 on the stage!

Aug 31, 2019

Camden, ME

CAMDEN WINDJAMMER FESTIVAL

We'll be at the Camden Windjammer Festival to play sea shanties to make your tall ship experience as authentic as can be! 

Aug 19, 2019

Portland, ME

PIRATE NIGHT AT FLASK

We'll be reappearing at Flask Lounge with Clapping in Irons for a night of bawdy sea shanties! 21+, no cover!

Aug 10, 2019

Hollis, ME

HOLLIS PIRATE FESTIVAL

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!

Aug 04, 2019

Salem, MA

SALEM MARITIME FESTIVAL

We're playing 2-4 PM for the Salem Maritime Festival! Come join us! 

Aug 01, 2019

Rockland, ME

MAINE LOBSTER FESTIVAL

We'll be joining The Pirates of the Dark Rose to add some sea shanties to the festivities!

Jul 29, 2019

Portland, ME

SHANK PAINTERS w/ CLAPPING IN IRONS @ FLASK

We're coming back to Flask Lounge with our pirate friends Clapping in Irons for another night of hilarious and inappropriate sea shanties! 21+ only, no cover!

Jul 27, 2019

Acton, ME

MAINE RENAISSANCE FAIRE

We'll be at the Maine Renaissance Faire the weekend of July 27th and 28th! Stages and times TBA

Jul 20, 2019

North Scituate, RI

RHODE ISLAND RENAISSANCE FAIRE

We'll be performing at the Rhode Island Renaissance Faire the weekend of July 20th and 21st! Stages and times TBA.

Jul 12, 2019

Prospect, ME

FORT KNOX PIRATE PARLAY

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!

Jun 30, 2019

ME

PRIVATE EVENT

We do weddings, birthdays, and other private events! Don't you wish it was you who had their own date on our website? It very well could be if you contact us for your next event!

Jun 29, 2019

Portland, ME

MAINE CRAFT DISTILLING

We'll be playing at Maine Craft Distilling from 3-5 PM! Come join us for a refreshing Saturday afternoon drink! All ages, no cover!

Jun 15, 2019

Portland, ME

PORTLAND PRIDE!

We're very excited to be one of the performers at Portland's Pride Festival this year! The Festival will be in Deering Oaks Park directly after the Pride parade. Performer lineup TBD!

May 20, 2019

Portland, ME

SHANK PAINTERS @ FLASK w/ CLAPPING IN IRONS

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.

May 19, 2019

Fremont, NH

NEW HAMPSHIRE RENAISSANCE FAIRE

We'll be doing wandering performances at the New Hampshire Renaissance Faire! Come join us!

May 18, 2019

Rockport, ME

BLOODTHIRSTY'S TAVERN

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

Portland, ME

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.

May 11, 2019

Waltham, MA

SHANK PAINTERS @ WATCH CITY STEAMPUNK FESTIVAL

 

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.

May 03, 2019

Portland, ME

SHANK PAINTERS @ MECHANICS' HALL "VARIOUS!"

We're honored to be a part of Mechanics' Hall inaugural First Friday Art Walk variety show showcase, "Various!" All ages, $10 suggested donation, show starts at 6. 

Apr 13, 2019

New Haven, CT

SHANK PAINTERS w/ BOAT DARES & ADAM MATLOCK

 

We're playing at Neverending Books in New Haven, CT with Boat Dares and Adam Matlock. Show starts at 7, $5-10 donation, all ages. 810 State St, New Haven.

Mar 02, 2019

Manchester, CT

PYRATE'S 9TH ANNUAL SALTY BALL

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. 

Feb 25, 2019

Portland, ME

SHANTY SINGALONG @ NOVARE RES

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

Cambridge, MA

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!

Dec 12, 2018

Portland, ME

PIRATICAL ANTI-CHRISTMAS MUSIC EXTRAVAGANZA

Are you sick of all the Christmas music? Come escape it with us at Blue with some sea shanties about plundering, pillaging, and drinking. No cover, $10 suggested donation

Nov 14, 2018

Portland, ME

SHANK PAINTERS @ BLUE

Join us for happy hour at Blue for some sea shanties! No cover, $10 suggested donation

Oct 17, 2018

Portland, ME

SHANK PAINTERS @ BLUE

Shank Painters are back at Blue for happy hour! We'll be breaking out our very spookiest sea shanties in our set to celebrate the Halloween season! Music is 5 - 6:30. No cover, $10 suggested donation.

Sep 12, 2018

Portland, ME

SHANK PAINTERS @ BLUE

Join us at Blue for happy hour and some sea shanties! Feel free to sing along! 5 PM - 6:30 PM, no cover, $10 suggested donation

Aug 11, 2018

Hollis, ME

HOLLIS PIRATE FESTIVAL!

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!! 

Jul 29, 2018

Portland, ME

SHANK PAINTERS @ BLUE

Make the most out of Blue's happy hour from 5:00 - 6:30 with some sea shanties and rollicking tavern songs! No cover, $10 suggested donation

Jul 21, 2018

Westbrook, ME

RIVER BANK SUMMER SERIES

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!

Jul 13, 2018

Prospect, ME

FORT KNOX PIRATE PARLAY!

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!

Jun 13, 2018

Portland, ME

SHANK PAINTERS @ BLUE

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!

Jun 10, 2018

Portland, ME

PIRATE PUB CRAWL

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+.

May 19, 2018

Rockport, ME

BLOODTHIRSTY'S TAVERN

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

Portland, ME

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!

May 12, 2018

Waltham, ME

WATCH CITY STEAMPUNK FESTIVAL

Join yer fellow Shank Painters in Waltham, MA for some sea shanties as they perform in part of a steampunk-filled day, packed with many musical performers, fascinating displays, and unique vendors!

Apr 03, 2018

Bridgton, ME

CELEBRATION OF THE ADMIRAL VULPES ARGENTUM

Break out yer finest pirate gear and join yer fellow Shank Painters at the Depot Street Tap House in Bridgton for a night of sea shanties in honor of our musical comrade, the Admiral Vulpes Argentum.

Feb 24, 2018

Hartford, CT

THE PIRATES 8TH SALTY BALL

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+. 

Feb 17, 2018

Boylston, MA

STEMPUNK: A STEAMPUNK FLOWER SHOW

The Shank Painters will be doing some wandering performances as a part of the Tower Botanical Gardens steampunk-themed flower show!

Feb 14, 2018

Portland, ME

ACOUSTIC NIGHT @ FLASK

Join the Shank Painters as part of Flask's February Acoustic Night! No cover, 21+, music starts at 9.

Jan 21, 2018

Portland, ME

WOMEN'S MARCH ANNIVERSARY

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.

Dec 15, 2017

Portland, ME

PIRATE PUB CRAWL

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+

Dec 13, 2017

Portland, ME

ACOUSTIC NIGHT @ FLASK

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+