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The 2020 Pirate Jam - Moved To Sunday May 24
Listen on the water
May 18, 2020

ilospalooza, the annual outdoor music at The Silos, was scheduled for May 23. Several bands play at the big and small stages behind The Silos.

In the evening, on the grass in front of the big stage, dancers gather to do their thing in front of the evening bands. It’s a packed event. And there’s no way to maintain six feet between patrons. Coronavirus, and the resulting social distancing measures, have postponed the event for the foreseeable future.

But coronavirus is not going to stop the music. Not in a town on the water.

A Water Event Saves The Day
What if you attended a music event, where you listened from your boat? Pirate Jam The social distancing is taken care of (when boats are closer than 6 feet bad things happen anyway).

This is the year of the Pirate Jam, a music event viewed from your boat on the creeks (or on nearby land). It’s Saturday May 23 MOVED TO SUNDAY MAY 24. Local bands and musicians, including Oriental’s own Saltwater Gold, play on land from Teachs Point (sometimes called Dewey Point). This event is being brought to you by the Pamlico County Arts Council.

The listening audience is strictly water based. Grab your floating vessel – rowboat, sailboat, powerboat, canoe, paddle board, or giant rubber duck – and whomever you’ve been quarantining with and get out on the water.

Here’s a map to how this event works:
Pirate Jam map

If you don’t have a vessel, Bow to Stern Boating rents them by the day and half-day.

Restaurants in town are providing ‘booty boxes’: packed lunches or other imbibables to take with you on the water.

Get A Shout Out
The Pamlico Arts Council is sponsoring the event, and providing shout-outs. Here’s how a “shout out” works. If you want to get something “shouted out” by the band between tunes, it can happen. It could be congratulating a friend or loved one, make known your anniversary or birthday, say thanks or send encouragement out to the listening audience. You could even send a polite insult. You can do it by purchasing a shout-out for $10 – online at this link. The band will read the shout-outs, out load, throughout the event.

Just because there’s a pandemic, doesn’t mean Oriental can’t have a good time.

The Pirate Jam is Saturday, May 23 Moved To Sunday May 24.

Call to reserve your Booty Boxes from these vendors:
The Silos Restaurant: Pizzas (252) 249-1050
Brantley’s Village: Burgers and fries (252) 249-3509
Nautical Wheelers: A wine box (252) 249-0359
New Village Brewery: New Village Beer (252) 249-6132
Harbourside Garden Co: a picnic box with chips & salsa, cheese straws and toasted coconut marshmallows (252) 745-0010

To purchase a shout-out
Click here to purchase your shout-out. Shout-outs must be received by 5p on Saturday, May 23. Shout-outs are $10, pay at Mariner Realty or Nautical Wheelers. All funds go to Pamlico County Arts Council.

Boat rentals
Bow to Stern Boating: half and full day boat rentals, all sizes (252) 474-6000

Order Pirate Jam t-shirts online from ONC Tees.

This event is being brought to you by the Pamlico County Arts Council, who thank their event sponsors, including: Oriental’s Piggly Wiggly, The Silos, the North Carolina Arts Council and Delamar & Delamar, PLLC.

Posted Monday May 18, 2020 by Allison DeWeese

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