Upcoming Performances

Please be aware that event information is changing daily because of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Be sure to check the status of the event here closer to the performance date.

Bounding Main at the Bristol Renaissance Faire

Saturday August 28, 2021 – Sunday August 29, 2021

Bristol Renaissance Faire

Bounding Main at the Bristol Renaissance Faire
Bounding 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!
We’re still in the middle of a pandemic, so please be kind and safe and follow the rules that are in place for this event.

This event is held at the Bristol Renaissance Faire in Kenosha, Wisconsin.  The Faire day runs from 10:00 am until 7:00 pm.  This is an outdoor event at a theme park in the height of summer in the American Midwest, so expect hot temperatures and high humidity.  You can get more details about the venue on their web site:  https://renfair.com/bristol/

Bounding Main at Portsmouth Maritime Folk Festival

This will be a virtual event only!

September 24-26,  2021

Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Portsmouth Maritime Folk Festival

Bounding Main is thrilled to be a part of this amazing maritime and folk event in New England. Every September, dozens of folk and sea music performers bring maritime folk music and song to downtown Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The  Portsmouth Maritime Folk Festival showcases music from the US, British Isles and Canada at venues in the Market Square area, including Portsmouth Gas Light (64 Market St), and the Portsmouth Athenaeum (9 Market Square). The Portsmouth Maritime Folk Festival is an all-ages event with audience participation strongly encouraged!  All events are FREE; donations are appreciated!

More details will follow as they are announced.

As of mid-August it was announced that this event will be virtual only.

Hours Sat. 10:00AM – 10PM, Sun. 1PM – 5:30PM.

For more info visit http://pmffest.org or their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/PMFF.NH/.

Bounding Main at the Albany International Folk ‘n’ Shanty Festival

Saturday October 2, 2021

Virtual – Details to Follow!

Albany Folk & Shanty Festival 2021
Bounding Main is delighted to be participating in the second edition of Australia’s first sea shanty music festival!  The pandemic has delayed the event date of the festival and with the recent resurgence of the Delta variants it was decided to make the event virtual.

Joining us will be a great group of maritime and folk music performers both new to us and old friends such as 40 Degrees South.  Come join us in the Land Down Under for this fun and fresh maritime music event!

Because of the time difference between Albany, Australia and Bounding Main’s Midwestern United States home port we will be performing between 6:00 AM and 9:00 AM Central Standard Time – specifically at 7:30 AM CST.  These times may change, so please watch this event notice for any adjustments.  You should also check the official event website:  https://shantyfest.com/.

Bounding Main at the Stars & Stripes Honor Flight MKE

Saturday October 16, 2021 5:00 AM

This is an invitation-only event at Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport.

Bounding Main at Stars & Stripes Honor Flight MKE 2021

Bounding Main is very proud to be singing our national anthem at a Stars and Stripes Honor Flight event on Saturday, September 16th, 2021. 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 U.S. 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.

Past Performances