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August 14, 2013
Shooter Jennings to Headline 2013 Tybee Island Pirate Fest
Family-Friendly Event to Offer Three Days of Swashbuckling Fun October 10-13
Arggghhhh! Swashbucklers, wenches, and scallywags of all ages will converge on Tybee Island, Georgia, an island paradise located just 20 minutes east of historic Savannah, for the 9th Annual Tybee Island Pirate Fest on October 10-13, 2013.
Country rocker Shooter Jennings and his band The Triple Crown will headline the 2013 Tybee Island Pirate Fest on Saturday, October 12. The critically-acclaimed singer, songwriter and guitarist recently released “The Other Life” and is best known for hits like “Fourth of July” and “Busted in Baylor County.” Additional Tybee Island Pirate Fest musical acts will include Journey tribute band Departure, Jimmy Buffett tribute band A1A, The Chuck Courtney Band and several other local performers.
The Tybee Pirate Fest will feature three days of live music and family-friendly activities at Tybee Island’s South Beach parking lot, located on Tybrisa Street.
The festivities will kick off with the coronation at the King and Queen at the Buccaneer’s Ball at The Crab Shack on Thursday, October 10. Additional highlights include The Pirate Victory Parade, Scallywags Costume Contest, Little Matey’s Cove, Thieves Market, the Yuengling Light Pirate Pub with live music, and the addition of several new kids’ activities such as a petting zoo and Ferris wheel.
Every Columbus Day weekend, Tybee Island transforms into a lively pirate village, celebrating the colorful seafaring history of the Georgia coast. The Tybee Island Pirate Fest originally began in 2005, attracting pirate enthusiasts from across the country.
Organized by the Tybee South End Association of Bars and Restaurants, the Pirate Fest will showcase the best of Tybee Island, from award-winning restaurants to miles of sandy beaches.
“This fun-filled event offers the chance to mingle with pirates and to enjoy true Tybee hospitality,” said Lindsay Fruchtl, marketing director for the Tybee Island Tourism Council. “Visitors are invited to escape the ordinary, if only for a weekend.”
Pirate Fest Weekend Passes are $22 in advance. Children 12 and under are admitted free of charge.
For more information about the 2013 Tybee Island Pirate Fest, please call 912.713.2321 or visit www.tybeepiratefest.com.