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.


Smith Bros. Coffee House - Friday, June 2, 2017

Smith Bros Coffee HouseAfter unofficailly performing there for years during various Port Washington festivals we are so pleased to be having an official performance at Smith Bros. Coffee House!

The show begins at 8:00 pm and goes until 10:00 pm, with a modest $5.00 admission fee.  While you're there grab some beverages and snacks!

Port Washington has long been our go-to maritime getaway.  It's scenic lakefront parks and iconic small-town Americana atmosphere make it a charming destination year-round.  Did you know that Port has one of the largest number of buildings that date from before the US Civil War?  That there is a ghost tour in town?  That Port's mayor, Tom Mlada, is a personal friend of ours, with whom we've lighted the town Christmas tree over several years?  It's a great place to visit!

For more information on this musical event, click here!


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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