The North Fondy Performing Arts Center/Gamer's Garage - Fond du Lac, WI - March 18, 2017 5:00 PM

We are in such trouble! We've been invited to put on a show at the one-of-a-kind venue known as The North Fondy Performing Arts Center and Gamer's Garage, and that my friends, is where the trouble begins. You may be pondering how could that be trouble for your little friends in Bounding Main. We're pondering too! The host of the event is none other than Bounding Mainiac extraordinaire Ray Fisher and he's been posting notes on our Facebook page that lead us to believe that he is up to something. We never know what kind of creative, astonishing, fun surprise he will come up with but suffice it to say, we cannot wait to find out. Come join us and we'll all find out together.
  • Doors Open: 5:00 PM
  • Concert Start: 6:00 PM
  •  Location: 706 Illinois Avenue, Fon du Lac, Wisconsin 54937
  •  Tickets: Free-will donations at the door will help offset the cost of the chair rental and may even assist us as we go once more into the breach and set sail for England! (Not really set "sail" so much as set off in a car, a plane, another plane, and then another car. So far, no sails.)
  •  House Concert Fun Food Fact: Ray is taking a poll via Facebook to see if folks want to do a pizza party or a pot-luck. Cast your vote and plan for a feast
  •  RSVP: respond via email to drcarius@gmail.com to make sure we rent enough chairs
  •  Facebook Invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/1704366439873876/

The crowd in 2015! There was a pie fight (for charity of course), and the
Haefke's rigged a dry-ice cooling system for the performance area. How "cool" is that!

For more information on this event, click here!

Beulah Brinton HouseBeulah Brinton House - Milwaukee, WI - April 1, 2017

We're heading to Bay View, Wisconsin, this spring for our second performance at the historic Beulah Brinton House! We will be hosting a show on April 1st (how appropriate is that?) in an absolutely unique performance space. We hope you join us as we blend the old and the new, as well as the traditional and the contemporary, for an afternoon of music shared with friends.

Already making your plans to attend? Here are some details to help you on your way!

  • Concert Start: 6:30 PM
  • Location: 2590 S. Superior Street, Bay View, Wisconsin (corner of Pryor and Superior - not to be confused with MPS Brinton Recreation Center on Bay Street)
  • Tickets: Free-will donation at the door (suggested donation for this event is $20)
  • Reservations Recommended: Contact David HB Drake, Organic Arts at 414.702.6053 or at beulahbrintonhouseconcerts@gmail.com
  • Producer:  David HB Drake (Thank you, David!)

For more information on this event click here!


Bounding Main at the Janesville Renaissance Faire - Janesville, Wisconsin, USA - May 20-21, 2017
Yes, this really happened.
Yeah, that happened. 100% Renaissance Clownfish hats.
(That's our story, or song, and we're sticking to it!)

This faire is such a guilty pleasure! You get to spend the weekend outside in a beautiful park, strolling the lanes and chatting with artisans selling their wares, snacking on scrumptious food, and being entertained by unique performers. There's also a variety of beverages to be had so there's something for everyone. And, while you are having all the fun, the food donation you brought (for a discount on your admission) and the proceeds from the faire go to support a wide variety of local charities. Take some time for yourself while doing good for others. What could be better?

You need information to visit the Renaissance so here are some details to make time travel a bit easier!

  • Event Hours: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Location: Traxler Park, 600 N. Main Street, Janesville, Wisconsin 53545 (Traxler Park is located on the riverside at the corner of N. Parker Drive and E. Memorial Drive)
  • Tickets:
    • Adults: $7.00 but you get $1.00 off with the donation of a non-perishable food item to support local charities (yet another reason we love this faire!)
    • Children Ages 5-12: $5.00
    • Children Under 5: Free!

The Janesville Renaissance Faire web site can be found at http://www.jvlfaire.com.


Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival - June 16-18, 2017

We are honored and honestly a bit gobsmacked to share the news that we have been invited to perform at the Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival! This will be our first appearance in England and we are beyond excited to start making plans to share our special brand of shanties with the folks in the cracking coastal community of Falmouth. We'll keep you posted on the event as things unfold. After fourteen years, we've learned that you just never know when, or where, a Bounding Mainiac will surprise us with an appearance of their own!


For more information on this maritime event, click here!


Folk & Shanty Festival Giethoorn, Netherlands - June 23-25, 2017

This just in ... we are beyond excited to announce that we have been invited to participate in The 2nd International Folk & Shanty Festival, in Giethoorn, Netherlands! This will be our first appearance at this festival and we are counting the days until we depart. The festival runs from June 23rd through June 25th, 2017, so if you are in the area (and we know some of you are), make sure you come by, share a song or two, catch up with friends old and new, and support this incredible maritime festival. 

Planning on joining in on the fun? Make sure your itinerary includes events such as the Folk Cafe on Friday, a full festival day on Saturday followed by a gala in the evening, and then another full day of folk and shanty tunes on Sunday. Music and merriment will occur throughout Giethoorn with performances in restaurants, museums and local businesses. What better way to get to know one another than by joining together in spirit and song all over town.
To learn more about this exciting event, click here!

U bent Welkom in Giethoorn!

Giethoorn MapGiethoorn CanalWant to know a bit more? Giethoorn is located in the northeastern Dutch province of Overijssel, and is home to approximately 2,620 people. We expect to explore it's boat-filled waterways, stroll along the footpaths, and dream about living in the centuries-old thatched-roof houses.


Pirates Take the Beach - White Lake Beach Resort, Montello, WI - Sept. 22-24, 2017

Arrrrg! We're heading to the White Lake Beach Resort for their First Annual Pirates Take the Beach extravaganza! We are dusting off our pirate hats, Christie is collecting new pirate jokes, and we are oh so ready to spend a weekend digging for treasure on the beach. There are accommodations galore and a restaurant right on site. There's also a full bar with beverages to satisfy the most savage pirate ... like three different kinds of kiddie cocktails, really, true story, THREE different kinds! Come on out and support this family owned business that continues to promote folk music in all its forms. Plus, PIRATES!

 Pirates Take the Beach

For more information on the resort and the event, head on over to the resort's event page: http://www.whitelakebeachresort.com/recreation-events.html 

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