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It is time to reveal another group of the fantastic entertainers we have lined up for Swashbuckler’s Ball 2015- Five Pint Mary! Upbeat, loud, & rollicking, the long-running Bend, Oregon based band, Five Pint Mary, plays a unique blend of Irish and European folk rock with an edge of punk. Five Pint Mary is lead by it’s original band members, Michael Holmes (guitar/accordion/vocals) & Sarah Pollock-Holmes (vocals/guitar/Irish tin-whistles), and are graced by the uber talents of members Rick Havern (banjo/vocals), […]

Posted by ramrod On Aug - 26 - 2015 Comments Off READ FULL POST

You asked for it and we heard you, burlesque is back. This year you will be able to enjoy Bergamot Burlesque on the BelowDecks Stage! Bergamot Burlesque specializes in burlesque productions including elegant showcases headlined by living legends and themed productions, as well as showcases catered to specific events. Founded by Infamous Nina Nightshade, Bergamot Burlesque has been bringing burlesque shows to the Pacific Northwest since 2009. In January 2012, Bergamot Burlesque featuring Dee Milo started a new passion and […]

Posted by ramrod On Aug - 25 - 2015 Comments Off READ FULL POST

The Swashbuckler’s Ball is proud to announce the second of the acts playing this year- Portland’s own, Coming Up Threes. About the Band Coming Up Threes started with a text from Bill Tollner to Jeremy Bauer. Two days later, Naoyuki Ochiai, former fiddler for AMADAN and an extraordinary classical violinist and James Mackessy, a bass playing phenom, were also excited to be on board. Upon joining AMADAN for a sold-out show with on St. Patrick‚Äôs Day, 2012, at the Doug […]

Posted by ramrod On Aug - 25 - 2015 Comments Off READ FULL POST

It seems only fitting as we return to the Melody Ballroom we should bring back an old favorite- Chervona! Not only that, it also seemed like the best place to start our week of entertainment announcements. Now, I could get into a long bio of the band, but this is PDX, you know Chervona. They have brought down the house at SwashBall before! Head over to the SwashBall Facebook page and what you think. Stay tuned this week as we […]

Posted by ramrod On Aug - 24 - 2015 Comments Off READ FULL POST

As you know, the Swashbuckler’s Ball is hull up on the horizon. The good captains and their loyal (mostly… well sometimes at least) crew have been hard at work getting this year’s event shipshape and striving to make it the best SwashBall EVAR! What can I tell you now? Well, first off, SwashBall VI is going to be a Return to the Melody. That’s right, we are going to be at the Melody Ballroom once again. That means TWO stages […]

Posted by ramrod On Aug - 21 - 2015 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Here it is, the entertainment lineup or tonight. 6:00pm – 6:50pm My Voice Music 7:00 pm – 7:40 My Voice Music 8:00 – 9:00 Coming Up Threes 9:20 – 10:20 Brother 10:40 – Midnight Tempest

Posted by ramrod On Nov - 15 - 2014 Comments Off READ FULL POST