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UPCOMING EVENTS

Highland Avenue Coffee House - Elgin, Illinois - Friday, April 26, 2019 7:00 - 9:00 PM

Bounding Main at Highland Avenue Coffee HouseBounding Main carries on with the wonderful marriage of coffee and folk music at coffeehouse of the Highland Avenue Church of the Brethren, 783 W Highland Ave, Elgin, Illinois 60123.  This enormously popular venue has a history of performances from other, well-known musicians and we have long been interested in this place.  Please come join us for this lovely, springtime opportunity!

 

Janesville Renaissance Faire - Janesville, WI - Saturday, May 18-19, 2019

Janesville Renaissance FaireBounding Main is delighted to announce their return to the Janesville Renaissance Faire at Traxler Park in Janesville, Wisconsin.  We have performed our maritime-themed music all over North America and Europe, and we love singing at this event!

We love this festival because all proceeds from the Janesville Renaissance Faire go to support local community groups and scholarships for deserving students. The faire has been able to support many groups through out the years thanks to the support of their wonderful guests and participants. With your help they can continue to make a difference in peoples lives.

Traxler Park in Janesville, WI is located on the riverside at the corner of N. Parker Dr. and E. Memorial Dr.  The full address is 600 N Main St, Janesville WI 53545.

For more information see the Janesville Renaissance Faire web site:  http://www.jvlrenfaire.com/

 

Port Pirate Family Daze - Port Washington, WI - Saturday, June 8, 2019 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Bounding Main in Port Washington for Pirate DazeJoin Bounding Main as we return to the charming town of Port Washington, Wisconsin.  This lovely tourist town enjoys many popular festivals througout the year, including this pirate-themed event that promises to be great fun.  We'll be singing historic and contemporary maritime songs, of which sea shanties were a part of every ship's crew.  When our schedule is published we'll share it with you here!  In the meanwhile, you can get more information on the event web site at http://www.piratefamilydaze.org/ or their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/portwashingtonpiratefestival/.

 

Bristol Renaissance Faire - Kenosha, Wisconsin - July 6-7, 2019

Bounding Main at Bristol August 17-18 2019Bounding Main returns to our home port at the Bristol Renaissance Faire, voted the Best Renaissance Festival in the Renaissance Festival Podcast Awards for multiple years!

Located just off of Highway 94 at the Illinois-Wisconsin border, this venue is one of the oldest and most popular events of its kind. We will bring our inimitable renditions of maritime music to those 40 acres of historical costumes, entertainment, musicians, food and shops on Saturday and Sunday for two weekends this year!   Buy your tickets here.

Trivia: did you know that each of the members of Bounding Main, before the group was founded, entertained separately in some capacity at the Bristol Renaissance Faire? Christie and Gina worked with the falconers for many years. Jon was with several madrigal ensembles. David was in the ensemble fight cast for three seasons. Dean was with various ensemble fight casts from as far back as 1976!

 

Nicolet Bank Tall Ships Festival - Green Bay, Wisconsin - July 26-27, 2019

Bounding Main at Nicolet Bank Tall Ships 2019Adventure comes to Leicht Memorial Park in Green Bay Wisconsin with the return of the tall ships of Tall Ships America's Tall Ships Challenge® Great Lakes 2019. Bounding Main will be there on Friday August 26th through Saturday August 27th to celebrate in song with the 60,000 attendees at this thrilling event. Green Bay is one of only six American and five Canadian cities selected to host the Tall Ships Challenge® Great Lakes 2019. The event, in addition to the music of Bounding Main and Tom Kastle, will be featuring ship tours, on-board river excursions, educational programming, daytime entertainment, and activities for the entire family.  https://tallshipswisconsin.com/ Note that the event runs through August 28th but Bounding Main will not be there on Sunday.

 

Festival du Chants de Marin de Paimpol - Paimpol, Bretagne, France - August 2-4, 2019

Bounding Main at Paimpol 2019Bounding Main is thrilled to announce that we were asked to return to one of the most prominent shanty music festivals in the world - Fête des Chant de Marins de Paimpol (that's "Festival of Sea Music in Paimpol").

This incredible event, in the French province of Bretagne, brings in world-class performers from all points of the compass to entertain an enthusiastic audience of 155,000 people joined together to celebrate all things maritime. This will be Bounding Main's second performance in France and the trip to this festival will be Bounding Main's tenth international tour!

Find out more about this festival by visiting its Facebook page at:  https://www.facebook.com/paimpolfestival/ or its website at:  http://www.paimpol-festival.bzh/bzh/.

 

Bristol Renaissance Faire - Kenosha, Wisconsin - August 17-18, 2019

Bounding Main at Bristol August 17-18 2019Bounding Main returns to our home port at the Bristol Renaissance Faire, multiple-year winner of the Best Renaissance Festival in the Renaissance Festival Podcast Awards!

Located just off of Highway 94 at the Illinois-Wisconsin border, this venue is one of the oldest and most popular events of its kind. We will bring our inimitable renditions of maritime music to those 40 acres of historical costumes, entertainment, musicians, food and shops on Saturday and Sunday for three full weekends this year!  Buy your tickets here.

Trivia: it is our 15 year anniversary of performing at the Bristol Renaissance Faire! The first stage that we performed on is now gone - what was its name?

 

Here's a look back at our 2018 performance season!

Bounding Main at the Beulah Brinton House Dec. 1, 2018 Bounding Main at Racine Holiday Parade
Bounding Main Holiday Show - Milwaukee, WI - Saturday, Dec 1, 2018 at 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Bounding Main at Racine Holiday Parade - Racine, WI - Saturday, Nov 10, 2018 at 4:30 PM
Bounding Main in Concert at the Haef-Way House Bounding Main at Warriors & Wizards Festival
Bounding Main at The Haef-Way House - Saturday, November 3, 2018 Doors open at 5:30PM Bounding Main at Warriors and Wizards Festival - October 19-21, 2018
Bounding Main at the Kansas City Renaissance Festival Bounding Main at the Downers Grove Public Library
Bounding Main at the Kansas City Renaissance Festival - September 22-23, 2018 Bounding Main at The Downers Grove Public Library - Sunday September 16, 2018
Bounding Main at the Bristol Renaissance Faire Social Media Announcement Image for Bounding Main at VetFest
Bounding Main at The Bristol Renaissance Faire - Kenosha, WI- August 25-26, 20183 Bounding Main at VetFest - Milwaukee, WI - Thursday, August 9, 2018
Bounding Main at the Bristol Renaissance Faire Fiddler's Green
Bounding Main at The Bristol Renaissance Faire - Kenosha, WI- July 28-29, 2018 Bounding Main at Fiddler's Green - Washington Island, WI - Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 7:00PM & Sunday, July 15 at Noon
Bounding Main at the Bristol Renaissance Faire Smith Bros. Coffee Shop
Bounding Main at The Bristol Renaissance Faire - Kenosha, WI - July 7-8, 2018 Bounding Main at Smith Bros. Coffee Shop - Port Washington, WI - Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 3:00, 5:00 and 7:00 PM
Hein Wonderland Party Janesville Renaissance Faire
Bounding Main at Hein Wonderland - Allegan, MI - Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Janesville Renaissance Faire - Janesville, WI - Saturday, May 19-20, 2018
Stars and Stripes Honor Flight Wisconsin Mutiny at The Castle
Bounding Main Sings for the Stars and Stripes Honor Flight Wisconsin - Saturday, May 5, 2018 Bounding Main at The Castle in Beloit - Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 7:30 PM and 8:30 PM
Bowling with Bounding Main Sessions with Sandy
Bowling with Bounding Main - Round Lake Beach, IL - Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM Sessions with Sandy - Milwaukee, WI - Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM