Working Songs on the Niagara: A Concert, featuring the Boys of Bay City
Join us on Saturday, May 20 at 6:30pm for a family friendly concert by the Boys of Bay City featuring historic 19th century sea shanties. Enjoy the music from the dock as the musicians perform these songs in their natural habitat, aboard the U.S. Brig Niagara! The Niagara will be open for touring following the concert, until 8:30pm.
Adults: $10 for NMGL Members; $12.50 for Non-members
Youth (6-17): $7.50 for NMGL Members; $10 for Non-members
Children 5 and under: Free
Special Family Package (2 adults and all children under 18 in household): $30 for NMGL Members; $35 Non-members
*** Rain Plan: In case of inclement weather the concert will take place inside the museum and the Niagara will be unavailable for tours.***
For more about the U.S. Brig Niagara, visit their website
About the Boys of Bay City:
Jerry Casault and Bruce Macartney have been performing together for the last 18 years. Jerry was born in Michigan, and Bruce moved to Michigan from New Jersey 30 years ago.
Jerry found a love for sea shanties while in the U.S. Navy, stationed in Newfoundland, Canada. Bruce plays fiddle and it was a natural fit.
Jerry has written historical songs about Bay City. His song “Load-em and Stack-em” is performed in 3 languages today.
Bruce plays fiddle and concertina, Jerry plays guitar and harmonica. They both sing lead and harmony.
They have performed for numerous sea festivals, including Bie Daip in the Netherlands, The Baltic Shanty Festival in Finland, Glivice in Poland, Mystic Seaport in the USA, and all of the Tall Ship Celebrations in Michigan.