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UPCOMING EVENTS

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 July 26th through Saturday July 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 July 28th but Bounding Main will not be there on Sunday.

Update:  here is our performance schedule!

Friday:
(1) 1-hour performance on the main stage − 3pm-4pm
(3) 30-minute education performance/segment on the education stage − 1:30pm-2pm, 4:30pm-5pm and 6:30pm-7pm
3 hours of roaming entertainment − noon − 1pm, 5pm-6pm and 7pm-8pm

Saturday:
(2) 1-hour performances on the main stage − 11am-noon and 4pm-5pm
(1) 30-minute education performance/segment on the education stage − 1:30pm-2pm
3.5 hours of roaming entertainment − 10am-10:30am, noon − 1pm, 2pm-3pm, 3:30pm-4pm and 5pm-5:30pm

 

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!

Update:  Here is our performance schedule for this event - we hope to see many of you amazing people at one of our shows!

Friday:  August 2nd - 5 pm to 6 pm on the Cabaret Michel Tonnerre
Saturday:  August 3rd - 7 pm to 8 pm on the Ship Stage (Bateau Scène)
Sunday, August 4th:  4:30 to 5:30 on the Michel Pinc Stage (Stage Michel Pinc).

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?

 

Bounding Main at The Haef-Way House  - Saturday, November 2, 2019 Doors open at 5:30PM

Bounding Main in Concert at the Haef-Way HouseDoors open at 5:30 pm, concert starts at 6 pm.

House concert hosts Robert "Ducky" Haefke and Elke Feldmann-Haefke invite you to join them at the Haef-way House in hosting Bounding Main in a house concert at their spacious McHenry home.

The Haefke House has made a name for itself by hosting a number of very talented folk and renaissance faire musical artists and Bounding Main is honored to be included in this group of performers.

As this is a house concert there is no admission fee but there is an "at-will donation" that you can make to support the group. They will also have CDs available for sale.  The venue's address is: 1819 Cashel Lane, McHenry, IL 60050.   Be sure to visit their Facebook page here.

 

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