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For Immediate Release

May 15, 2017

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Raven is Rockin’ in the Inner Harbor

Baltimore, MD – Cruises on the Bay by Watermark’s yacht Raven will rock the Inner Harbor this summer by hosting a series of cruises featuring live music beginning with lunch cruises during Memorial Day weekend. The “Acoustic Afternoon Lunch Cruises” will feature live music by local artists, a barbeque buffet and gorgeous views of the Baltimore shoreline. Later in June, Watermark and Charm City Radio will partner up for “Rock the Harbor” with local bands performing an evening concert on the water. It’s Raven’s 5th year in the Baltimore Harbor and she’s ready to rock!

Watermark President Debbie Gosselin says, “Raven has hosted many private charters with live music during her five years at home in Baltimore. We know she’s a great venue for live music and our ‘Rock ‘N River Cruises’ in Annapolis have always been very popular. It was a natural transition to develop new music cruises in Baltimore. We’ve partnered with key players in the local music scene and are excited to kick off the summer with live music!”

The first opportunity to enjoy live music cruises on Raven comes Memorial Day Weekend. Watermark will host “Acoustic Afternoon Lunch Cruises” all weekend long to welcome summer. The 90-minute cruises will feature a barbeque buffet lunch catered by locals’ favorite Beefalo Bob’s and live acoustic performances. On Saturday, May 27, Bird River Band will perform. On Sunday, May 28 and Monday, May 29, Mike Sharp will perform.

About Bird River Band: Bird River Band uses a small drum kit, acoustic guitar, and keyboards to bring you great music you all know and love from rock and roll to country. The Band features three strong vocalists.

About Mike Sharp: Roots tone meets soulful groove through a prophetic voice. Mike Sharp is a passionate and experienced writer and performer with a solid grasp of his craft and his audience. His music blends a broad range of life experiences and musical styles together on a new journey.

Acoustic Afternoon Lunch Cruises Details:

Saturday, May 27; Sunday, May 28; Monday, May 29

11:15 am – 12:45 pm & 1:15 – 2:45 pm

Adults $53, Children 3-11 $30, Free 2 & Under

Acoustic Afternoon Lunch Cruises will be offered again during Fourth of July weekend and Labor Day weekend. The full lineup:

May 27 – Bird River Band

May 28 & 29 – Mike Sharp

July 1 & 2 – Fisherman Band

July 3 – Rob Fahey

September 2 – Fisherman Band

September 3 – Ernie Fowler

September 4 – Bird River Band

In addition to the holiday weekend cruises, Watermark has partnered with Matt Davis of Charm City Radio for “Rock the Harbor” on Thursday, June 1. The 3-hour cruise will feature performances by local bands Through the Wake, Fatally Yours and Red Valley Nursery. The show will also serve as Through the Wake’s EP Release Party. All bands will perform original rock music. Charm City Radio is a live 24-hour internet radio station which exclusively plays Maryland-based artists. Matt Davis will host the cruise and the evening will include prizes and an intimate show.

Rock the Harbor Details:

Wednesday, June 1

7-10 pm


About Raven: Raven is working towards her status as the most unique music venue in Baltimore. This elegant yacht features two generously sized decks, an open-air top deck with sunroof, two full-service bars, restrooms, fresh salt air and ever changing views of the city of Baltimore. Built in 2012, Raven is celebrating her 5th year at home in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.

All cruises depart from the Baltimore Finger Piers in the Baltimore Inner Harbor. For tickets and more information on these live music cruises and other cruises from Watermark, visit

About Watermark: Watermark immerses people in the history, culture and fun of the Chesapeake area more completely than any other tour or charter company. Whether you want to learn or just enjoy, no one else offers so many ways to experience this special place, both by land and by water. Watermark® an Annapolis-based, locally owned and operated business, has been creating authentic experiences since 1972. Watermark sub-brands include Annapolis Tours® by Watermark®, offering the original Annapolis colonial tours; Cruises on the Bay™ by Watermark®, with the easiest way to have fun on the water; Yacht Charters on the Bay™ by Watermark®, and Wedding on the Bay™ by Watermark®, offer flawless events on pristine yachts; Destination Education™ by Watermark®, gives teachers the most engaging way to immerse their students in history.

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