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2023 Connecticut Sea Music Festival

June 9, 2023 - June 12, 2023

The 2023 Connecticut Sea Music Festival will take place in Essex, CT. We’re a traditional maritime folk festival, partnering with the town as well as with individual venues to bring you the music. The daytime events are free, with donations accepted. Evening Concerts are ticketed.

Tickets for the Evening Concerts will available online through eventbrite. Concert tickets will also be available at the gate to our mainstage tent, directly before and during the concerts.

Weekend Schedule:

The weekend starts with our famous Symposium on the Music of the Sea, on Friday at the Essex Town Hall. The festival continues with the Evening Concerts and music throughout the town!

Our 2023 Festival Will Feature:

40 Degrees South from Australia

The Ancient Mariners Chanteymen

Bobaloo Basey

Bob & Jeanne Zentz

Dan Milner

David Iler

David Jones

Jeff Davis

The Johnson Girls

Ken Sweeney

Nick Appolonio

Rick & Donna Nestler



The Dirty Blue Shirts: sailor arts, crafts, and chanteys

And in a special showcase appearance: Press Gang Mutiny from Canada

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June 9, 2023
June 12, 2023