New Mexico’s The Bilge Pumps at the Pirate/Viking Summer Bash

by | Aug 10, 2023

A Fiesta of History and Fun
In the heart of the beautiful Southwest, there’s a unique summer tradition that truly embodies the spirit of New Mexico. The Pirate/Viking Summer Bash is not just an event, it’s a spectacle of history, imagination, and pure joy that brings together the old world and the new in the most extraordinary way. And what’s a pirate and Viking bash without a proper sea shanty, right? So, it’s only fitting that The Bilge Pumps, the renowned pirate music group, grace this event with their lively tunes and energetic performances.

The Unmistakable Charm of The Bilge Pumps
Known for their distinct pirate-themed folk music, The Bilge Pumps have a reputation for turning any event into a rip-roaring celebration. With an eclectic blend of traditional sea shanties, folk songs, and original pirate tunes, this band knows how to infuse each performance with contagious energy. They don’t just play music; they bring the lore and spirit of pirate life alive with their vibrant costumes, engaging stories, and jovial banter.

The Perfect Backdrop – Edgewood, New Mexico
The Pirate/Viking Summer Bash takes place right here in Edgewood, a town known for its welcoming community and stunning landscapes. Against the backdrop of our majestic mountains and clear blue skies, the Bash becomes an even more mesmerizing spectacle. From food vendors offering delicious local cuisine to artisans selling their handmade crafts, the event truly captures the essence of our community.

A Celebration of History and Culture
While the Bash is a fun-filled event with lively music and engaging activities, it also offers an educational opportunity. By showcasing the stories, traditions, and music of pirate and Viking culture, the event encourages attendees to delve into the past and learn about these fascinating civilizations. It’s an immersive history lesson, made even more enjoyable by the spirited tunes of The Bilge Pumps.

A Family-Friendly Affair
As a real estate professional and community member, I appreciate how this event brings families together. It’s an all-age friendly affair where children can dress up as pirates or Vikings, participate in exciting games, and even learn a sea shanty or two. For parents, it’s a chance to unwind, soak in the vibrant atmosphere, and connect with fellow community members.

If you’re in or around Edgewood, New Mexico, this summer, I highly recommend checking out the Pirate/Viking Summer Bash. Whether you’re a history buff, a folk music lover, or simply seeking a fun and unique experience, this event has something for everyone. And with The Bilge Pumps setting the mood, you’re in for a pirate-themed extravaganza that’s sure to be unforgettable.

So, put on your best pirate attire or Viking helmet, and join us for a summer bash that promises a blend of history, music, culture, and, of course, a whole lot of fun! As they say, you’ll be having a ‘whale of a time’!

Remember, you’re not just attending an event; you’re making memories with the beautiful community of Edgewood.


If you are looking to buy or sell a home in Edgewood, or anywhere in the Albuquerque and East Mountains area of New Mexico, give Daniel Kniffin a call or text at  (505) 281-3119 or visit his website at

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