Bounding Main at The Bristol Renaissance Faire  - Kenosha, WI- August 25-26, 2018

Bounding Main at the Bristol Renaissance FaireBounding Main returns to our home port at the Bristol Renaissance Faire, voted the Best Renaissance Festival in a whole bunch of years of 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 fun-filled weekends this year!  Buy your tickets here.

Trivia! One of the largest and oldest maritime music festivals in Europe is hosted in land-locked Krakow, Poland. Ask us why when you see us at Bristol!


Bounding Main at The Downers Grove Public Library  - Sunday September 16, 2018

Bounding Main at the Downers Grove Public LibraryThe crew of Bounding Main always takes great delight when we're able to perform at an institute of education!  In this case we will be bringing our maritime songs to the Downers Grove Public Library.

This library was founded in 1891 when sailing ships were giving way to steam-powered vessels.  Sea shanties, as active work tools, were fading, but fascination by the common people for sailors and pirates and their worlds was being dramatized in music and theater.  Maritime music is still very much alive today as tall ships still sail the world round.

For all of the information that you need to know about the Downers Grove Public Library, please visit their web site at


Bounding Main at The Haef-Way House  - Saturday, November 3, 2018 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.


Bounding Main Holiday Show - Milwaukee, WI - Saturday, Dec 1, 2018 at 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Bounding Main at the Beulah Brinton House Dec. 1, 2018Bounding Main is thrilled to announce the return of their Holiday Concert, this year at the beautiful and historic Beulah Brinton House in the Bayview neighborhood of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This internationally performing vocal group will sing a variety of holiday songs transformed into maritime songs, sea shanties turned into holiday songs and a selection of traditional Christmas songs and maritime-themed tunes. This show has been a family favorite and we welcome everyone to join in on the fun.

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

  • Doors open at 6:00 PM
  • Concert Start: 6:30 PM until 8:30 PM with a ten-minute intermission.
  • 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
  • Producer:  David HB Drake (Thank you, David!)

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