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Bedlam in the Tavern and at Sea - SOLD OUT

Date: Friday, July 29, 2022

Location: O'Brien's Oyster Bar and Seafood Tavern, 113 Main Street

Time: 7 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm)

Enjoy an evening of colonial music and tavern dining with Historic Annapolis and the accomplished musicians and singers of the musical group "Bedlam". This interactive musical presentation offers an introduction to the popular tavern and pirate music of the colonial era through Bedlam-1-reducedvoices, hammered dulcimer, guitar, percussion, and woodwinds.

For this performance, Bedlam has selected music that highlights the sea, with pirate songs such as "The Coasts of High Barbary" and drinking songs such as "The Antedeluvians Were All Very Sober" that was composed by Benjamin Franklin!

Admission Includes:

  • A rousing musical program
  • One (1) spirited tavern beverage (select from a Grog or a Dark & Stormy)
  • Table snacks
  • Tavern games, trivia and a raffle, all shared by local colonials

You can join in the fun with toastings and sing-a-longs - and yes, pirate or colonial garb is welcome!

Additional Dining Options (not included in admission):

  • Additional beverages available at Happy Hour prices
  • Specially-curated "Tavern Menu" will be available for dinner selection

Registration required. Seating is available at tables for four (4); patrons will be assigned to a table. To reserve a single table of four, please purchase your tickets under one order. For table groups larger than four, please contact Janet Hall at

Cost: $35 per person, General Admission; $25 per person for HA Members and Docents

Ages 21 and up only.

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This evening of fun and music supports HA's Living History Education Programs at Hogshead.

About Our Presenters:

The musical group Bedlam, founded in 1989, is a locally based ensemble specializing in music of the 17th to 19th centuries. Through voices, hammered dulcimer, guitar, percussion, and woodwinds, the group provides a current interpretation of vocal and instrumental music of that era. 


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