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A Sampling of Oyster Boys Performance Venues

Festivals & Events | Music Venues | Private Events | Museums
Performances Aboard Charter Vessels, Schooners and Cruise Ships | Marinas, Yacht Clubs, Association Regattas

Festivals & Events

Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Washington D.C.
Norfolk Seafood Festival, Norfolk, Va.
Viljandi World Folk Music Festival, Viljandi, Estonia
Maryland Maritime Heritage Festival, Annapolis, Md.
Baltimore Waterfront Festival   Baltimore, Md.
Annapolis Royal Arts Festival, Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia
Long Island Seafood and Music Festival, Sayville, N.Y.
Volvo Ocean Race, Captain and Crew Party, Annapolis, Md.
St. Mary’s Oyster Festival, Leonardtown, Md.
Gathering of the Tall Ships, The Kalmar Nyckel, Wilmington, Del.
US Boat Shows, Annapolis, Md.
First Night Annapolis 
Urbana Oyster Festival, Urbana, Va.   
Easton Main Street Fest, Easton, Md.
Kinsale Jazz Festival, Kinsale, Ireland
Waterfront Concerts in the Park, St. Michaels, Md.
Linthicum Summer Concert Series, Linthicum. Md.

Thank you for participating in the West River Heritage Day Oyster Festival… It was wonderful to have you there to bring such fun to so many people! Your music was irresistible to the crowd and adds so much to our sense of history and place. Your songs contributed greatly to the perfect atmosphere. Thank you, thank you, thank you! -- Susan S.  Shady Side Rural Heritage Society, Inc.

Please pass on to The Boys just how much the crowd at First Night enjoyed their performances... I have worked First Night Security for 8 years and I have never heard so many GREAT compliments. EVERY performance was filled to capacity with a waiting line… all the folks enjoyed their music, whit, and humor!! -- Tom C.

Music Venues

Rams Head On Stage, Annapolis, Md.
Prince Theatre, Chestertown, Md.
Kings Theatre, Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia
The Main Stay, Rock Hall, Md.
Avalon Theatre, Easton, Md.
Daltons Pub, Kinsale, Ireland
Globe Theatre, Berlin, Md.
King of France Tavern, Annapolis, Md.
Old Town Theatre, Alexandria, Va.
Patterson Theatre, Baltimore, Md.
O’Donoghues Irish Pub   Killarney, Ireland
Sur Vend, Viljandi, Estonia

What a great show… full of energy, good cheer and great music. The band was terrific, each and every one of them. We had a great time enjoying your music. Youz guys was a big hit- abundanza!  -- Rick (Rams Head performance)

Organizations and Conferences

Maryland Governor’s Tourism Conference, Solomon’s Island, Md.
Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, Mayo, Md.
Annapolis & Anne Arundel County Conference & Visitors Bureau, Annapolis, Md.
National Wildlife Refuge Centennial Celebration, Waldorf, Md.
Rotary International District Conference, Riva, Md.
Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Annapolis, Md.
National Conference for Speakers of the House, Baltimore, Md.
American Bus Association (Tours) Baltimore, Md. Md.
Maryland Association of Counties Annual Conference, Ocean City, Md.
Maryland State Bar Association, Annapolis, Md.
National Magazine Publishers’ Reception, Annapolis, Md.
Association for Applied Anthropology, Baltimore, Md.

My sincere “Thanks!” to The Eastport Oyster Boys for the wonderful performance they provided for the Southern Conference of Bar Presidents Annual Meeting. They certainly had those lawyers, judges and bar association executive directors singing, clapping their hands, and tapping their toes. Everyone had a great time listening to the music and learning about our very special area and way of life. As chair of the Host Committee of the MD State Bar Association, I’m very pleased with your assistance and the fine work of The Boys! We highly recommend the group to all visitors!

I just wanted to tell you how much we enjoyed The Eastport Oyster Boys at Mercy Medical Center’s Annual Management Thank You Dinner. Sitting on the water at the Pavilion at the Baltimore Museum of Industry and listening to the group perform was like a private concert scenario. And when some of the folks got up and started dancing, well, the night was a complete success. -- Staff Recognition Reception

On behalf of the National Motorcoach Network and the Trailways Transportation System, I want to thank you for your contribution to the outstanding success of the Motorcoach Invitational held in Annapolis. Your performance at breakfast was certainly a highlight of the meeting. As I mentioned to you, I absolutely fell in love with your music when I discovered it on the Internet, and it is so right and perfect for Annapolis and Maryland. Again, thank you so much for helping to make the Annapolis meeting one of our best ever. -- Stephen K. 

I wanted to thank all of you for helping to make our Saturday evening banquet such a success… everyone had a great time…your choice of songs was so appropriate. Including some inside humor was fun... we were very happy that you were able to come and share the evening with us. I will recommend you to others for a fun, but yet educational evening. Thanks again. I can tell you are special people, with your priorities in the right place! -- Dottie A. (Organizational Meeting, Dinner Entertainment)

Private Events

Reception for the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and his counterparts from Great
            Britain, France & Germany   Aboard the Maryland Governor’s Yacht, Independence
Belgium FAM Cruise with Europa Contact Chief Editor and Senior Editor of Arts Culture & Tourism;
Press Agency Located in Belgium
Mercy Medical Center Staff Reception, Baltimore, Md.
Sailing World Magazine Boat of the Year Party  Annapolis, Md.
Booze, Allen & Hamilton Company Sail  Annapolis, Md.
Great Chefs of Europe US Tour, St. Michaels Md.
Private Parties: Birthdays, Anniversaries, Wedding Receptions, Reunions, Crab and Oyster Feasts

Thank you once again for your assistance and entertainment aboard the Half Shell. The British film crew that visited thoroughly enjoyed your company and “ditty” as do all others exposed to your music. Your music and entertainment is the best… you are the true the taste of Annapolis. -- Anedra  W.,  Annapolis & Anne Arundel County Conference & Visitors Bureau


Mariners Museum Vintage Traditional Watercraft Regatta, Newport News, Va.
Calvert Marine Museum   Patuxent River Appreciation Days, Solomon’s Island, Md.
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, Antique Boat Festival, St. Michael’s, Md.
Long Island Maritime Museum Arts and Music Festival, Sayville, NY
Annapolis Maritime Museum, various events, concerts and fund raisers

The Oyster boys were unquestionably the hit of the evening! The music and patter was just perfect. Our heartfelt thanks to you and to each of the Boys. What would the museum do without your enthusiasm, your support, your high spirits, your high jinx – the lively energy and great fun you bring to every party! I cannot imagine an event without the force that is our Boys! -- Marsha B., Annapolis Maritime Museum

Performances Aboard Charter Vessels, Schooners and Cruise Ships

Cruise Ships: American Cruise Lines, Nantucket Clipper, Grande Mariner Elder Hostel Cruises
Tall Ships & Schooners: USS Constellation, Pride of Baltimore II, Schooner Virginia, Mystic Whaler  
Charters: Woodwind I & II; The Kathryn B, Watermark Cruises; Governor’s Yacht, Independence
Character Vessels: Half Shell Oyster Buy Boat, Steamboat Black Eyed Susan, Deadrise Lady D

I’ve read a lot about your guys but never heard you sing – until Saturday on Shaw Bay. I had just busted a shaft and dropped a wheel in St. Michael’s harbor and caught a ride up the Wye with some boaters who had caught wind of your show. For couple of hours, at least, boat misery was forgotten and an otherwise fine weekend got even better. Thanks for the cheer-up. Now, I’ll have to load up on CDs. -- Taylor B. (Cruise-In Concert on the Water)

You may remember us from the Sunset Cruise on the Woodwind... Just wanted to drop you a line to say thanks for making that sailing trip so perfect. It was great cruising along, and singing along with you. We both had a great time!!! -- Oyster Boy Fan/Schooner Cruise concert

Marinas, Yacht Clubs, Association Regattas

Ocean Cruising Club of America, US Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md.
Chesapeake Bay Pilots Association, Baltimore, Md.
Women’s Rolex Keel Boat Regatta, Annapolis, Md.
Great Schooner Race Awards Party, Norfolk Va.
United States Power Squadron, Baltimore, Md.
Miles River Yacht Club, St. Michaels, Md.
Shipwright Harbor Marina, Deale, Md.
TrawlerFest, Solomon’s Island, Md.
Shaw Bay Cruise-In Concert  Wye River, Md.

From the bottom of the collective hearts of Ocean Cruising Club members thank you for your most appropriate not to mention talented performance at the Robert Crown Sailing Center at the USNA. What a fine way to end the cruise! -- Anne H., Ocean Cruising Club

You really WOOOOOOOOWED ‘em on Saturday night! It was really awesome having you entertain us. A fantastic journey through the region, in song, prose and jest – JUST PERFECT! A good time was had by all. A little side bar… I was on Schooner Liberté with 19 members who were all from out of town. One of them said, “Look, those must be the three towers The Eastport Oyster Boys were singing about!” I smiled realizing they had not only been listening but learning about the area too! Your mission accomplished! -- Sharon K., Commodore, Cape Dory Sailing Association


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