Fifth annual Brass Club Speakeasy set

TREMONT — The Seal Cove Auto Museum is hosting its fifth annual Brass Club Speakeasy on Saturday, March 9, from 7 – 11 p.m. A historically sold-out event, the Speakeasy is an island party tradition, drawing out decked-out guests to play charity blackjack and dance the night away in a gallery of over fifty Brass Era automobiles.

“It’s the party of the season for locals, and every year we see a mix of old and new faces,” said events manager Jenna Beaulieu. “There’s nothing else like it. I’ve been looking forward to this for months.”

Familiar favorites will return, including cocktail hour, photo shoots in an antique automobile, blackjack and the Wheel of Chance in the game room, and a specialty cocktail. This year’s cocktail, the Tin Lizzy, is available at Sips in Southwest Harbor until Speakeasy night, and partial proceeds from sales will benefit 2019 programs at the museum.

In addition to the Tin Lizzy, local beer will also be on tap at the Speakeasy, along with wine, a popcorn bar, snacks, a chocolate fountain and more.

Music is at the heart of the Speakeasy. The twelve-piece brass band, Swingin’ Overtime, will return to play, sponsored by Machias Savings Bank. The Barn Arts Collective will return as well, to teach dance moves and lead guests in a group dance lesson.

This year’s new arrivals include a mug-shot selfie station (“I Got Busted at the Brass Club”), continuous music (no intermission) and decor that heralds back to an age when sultry voices and brass instruments wooed and wowed party goers in the 1920s.

Guests are encouraged to don 1920s-party apparel, but costumes are entirely optional.

Tickets costs $25 for members and $40 for nonmembers, and include drinks and snacks. Nonmember tickets include a one-year membership to the Seal Cove Auto Museum for 2019. Tickets may also be purchased online at

The mission of the Seal Cove Auto Museum is to tell the story of innovation and ingenuity in New England and America through the early development of the automobile. The museum is open May 1 through October 31 and in the winter by appointment.

Contact the museum at 244-9242 or email [email protected]

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