TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. – Swashbucklers of all ages will converge on Tybee Island for the eighth Annual Tybee Island Pirate Festival on Oct. 4-7, 2012.
Mötley Crüe lead singer Vince Neil will be the headliner at a live concert on Saturday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. Best known for his work on legendary Mötley Crüe albums like "Shout at the Devil" and "Girls, Girls, Girls," Neil will perform a variety of Mötley Crüe hits at his Tybee Island Pirate Festival performance, much to the delight of attendees. Since the band’s founding in 1981, Mötley Crüe has sold more than 80 million albums worldwide.
The festivities will kick off with the coronation at the King and Queen at the Buccaneer’s Ball at the Crab Shack on Thursday, Oct. 4. Friday evening entertainment will include live music by the Jimmy Buffett tribute band A1A, pirate performers, street performers, magicians, puppeteers, weaponry demonstrations and more. Eric and Susan Scites of Faire Wynds Historical Entertainment will demonstrate fire eating and perform acts of magic throughout the weekend.
Additional highlights for the 2012 Tybee Island Pirate Festival include The Pirate Victory Parade, Scallywags Costume Contest, Little Matey’s Cove, Thieves Market and the new Pirate Pub with live music. Please visit www.tybeepiratefest.com for a complete schedule of events.
Every Columbus Day weekend, Tybee Island transforms into a lively pirate village, celebrating the colorful seafaring history that defines the Georgia coast.
“We invite everyone to get in touch with their inner pirate at this popular annual event,” said Lindsay Fruchtl, director of marketing for the Tybee Island Tourism Council. “The Tybee Island Pirate Festival offers world-class entertainment with Vince Neil and family-friendly activities throughout the weekend at one of the liveliest celebrations along the coast.”
The Tybee Island Pirate Fest originally began in 2005, attracting pirate enthusiasts from across the country. All 2012 Pirate Festival events will be held at the South Beach parking lot located at Tybrisa Street on Tybee Island, Georgia.
Organized by the Tybee Island Tourism Council, the Pirate Festival will showcase the best of Tybee Island, from award-winning restaurants to six miles of sandy beaches. Visitors are invited to escape the ordinary, if only for a weekend!
Pirate Festival Weekend Passes are $20 through Aug. 31 and $22 after. Children 12 and under are admitted free of charge. Weekend Passes may be purchased in advance at www.tybeepiratefest.com.
For more information about the 2012 Tybee Island Pirate Festival please call 786-5444 or visit www.tybeepiratefest.com.