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. Note that the event runs through July 28th but Bounding Main will not be there on Sunday.

Update:  here is our performance schedule!

(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

(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

Check out this fun promotional video for the event!


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: or its website at:


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 two weekends this year!  Buy your tickets here.

Trivia: it is our 16 year anniversary of performing at the Bristol Renaissance Faire! The first stage that we performed on is now gone - what was its name?


Military Retirement Ceremony for James Brink - North Chicago, Illinois - Friday, September 6, 2019

James Brink's Private Retirement CeremonyWe will be celebrating and singing at a private event for James Brink for the ceremony of his retirement from the US Navy. James and his wife, Sarah Schwartz Brink, have been Bounding Mainiacs for many years. While stationed in Afghanistan, James distributed copies of our CDs to the sailors serving with him. He is the supporter behind the creation and gift of Bounding Main challenge coins; he instructed us to sell them to help fund our overseas travels and support of US military personnel there and domestically. A sufficient amount of time has passed so James is retiring and he asked Bounding Main if we would sing the Star Spangled Banner for his retirement ceremony as well as another song or two. We are delighted to support James in recognition of all of his service to the United States of America. This is actually an invitation-only event behind tight base security, but we expect photos of the event to be available afterward.


Stars & Stripes Honor Flight - Milwaukee, Wisconsin - Saturday, September 28, 2019

Stars and Stripes Honor Flight WisconsinBounding Main is very proud to be singing our national anthem at a Stars and Stripes Honor Flight event on Saturday, September 28th, 2019. We will perform the song four times for separate groups of veterans for this very important activity. Bounding Main has strongly supported active duty and former military personnel over the years, and we are more than pleased to support this event. For more information about or to support Stars and Stripes Honor Flight please visit their website at

Please note that this event is held behind TSA security and is not available for the general public.

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.