Coming Summer of 2011: The Torgola Music Festival

Saturday, July 30th 2011

For the last 5 years The Evangola Pirate Festival has been a part of summer fun in the WNY Southtowns. Held during the last weekend of July at Evangola State Park, it features pirate fun, music, food, contests, treasure hunts and a full weekend of great times.

The weekend of July 30th, 2011 brings the 6th Annual Pirate Festival and a great addition, The Torgola Music Festival.

The Island of Tortuga was a legendary pirate port off the coast of Haiti where the buccaneers of the Caribbean planned their conquests, counted and spent their booty and told their stories of adventure, among other things.

The Island of "Torgola" is an addition to the successful Evangola Pirate Festival, a contemporary component featuring a concert by popular Jimmy Buffett tribute and "Trop Rock" group Pirate Dreams and other area trop rock bands.

This festival marks a celebration for Pirate Dreams, going into their tenth season and we're planning on pulling out all the stops on this one. Prizes, giveaways, vendors, even a mini beach or two all put together for a full day of family fun... We've always wanted to put together an outdoor summer festival and we're totally jazzed to be able to present this.

We're in the process of putting out sponsorship packages for area businesses and would really like your support to help make this happen, the more sponsors we get, the bigger we can make the event and the more bands we can book.

Other than the $7 per car parking fee at Evangola, this concert is free, all ages and open to the public. We're going to have a great time. To get more information and the most current news releases, hit