Bounding Main Upcoming Performance Schedule

A Gathering of Rogues and Ruffians:  A Renaissance Faire — New Glarus, WI— Oct 10-11, 2015 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Update:  here is our performance schedule for Saturday and Sunday.

9:45 - 11:00 AM The Trail

1:30 - 2:00 PM All the World's a Stage

4:00 - 4:30 PM Ye Olde Rogues & Ruffians

Be you rogue or ruffian, you are welcome! Come celebrate the arts and history of the Renaissance at the 8th annual Gathering of Rogues and Ruffians, where storytellers abound, pirates and swordsmen walk the streets, and strange sisters sing with washtubs and sassy pants. Spy primitive sheep, see fire-breathing gypsies, have your fortune told by a witch, learn medieval fighting, be inspired by knights, but beware of orcs in the woods! Be charmed by lords and ladies, learn blacksmithing, discuss the art of sword making, try on armor, learn Renaissance country dancing, hear the harmonious sea shanties of Bounding Main—all for a fair price of $7 for 13 and older, $5 for youth 4-12 and free for ages 3 and under. Weekend pass: $12 and $8. Want to have more fun? Attend in costume. Spend a little extra jingle and ride a horse, try your hand at archery, or purchase some beautiful wares. Rogues and Ruffians is home to over 40 creative artisans and merchants. Shop all day and find unique gifts—furs, leather ware, pottery, weaponry, swords, collectibles, masks, chain maille, Renaissance garb, fantasy, and Steampunk attire, herbs, dragons, toys, and pirate treasure are amongst the stunning array of goods. Kids come try your hand at the Kids Kingdom carnival, go on a fairy or pirate quest for a prize, have a tea party with pirates, join a belly dance class, or be in a stage show. Kids are kings at A Gathering of Rogues and Ruffians!

All proceeds from A Gathering of Rogues and Ruffians-A Renaissance Faire benefit the youth programming of the Monroe, WI, based non-profit, Shakespeare on the Edge, Inc., where kids find their greatest potential through the art of Shakespeare and by working with each other.

The venue's address is: Wilhelm Tell Grounds, W5199 Hwy W, New Glarus, WI 53574.  Please visit their website at or their Facebook event page at:

Rosenvolk German Medieval Festival  — Ferdinand, IN — Oct. 17-18, 1015

Rosenvolk Medieval FestivalBounding Main is pleased to announce their participation in a brand new event, the Rosenvolk German Medieval Festival in Ferdinand, Indiana.

Held at the picturesque Monastery of Immaculate Conception the inaugural event will offer school events during the day on Friday and activities at night.  Saturday will feature a full day (10:30 AM until 6:00 PM) of performances from many talented faire acts and an evening's masquerade ball from 7:00 PM until midnight.  The festivities continue again on Sunday from 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM.

Billed as the only German-themed renaissance-type faire in the country the theme will be featuring activities and people from the Holy Roman Empire in the middle ages.  Since this is a fledgeling event the theme will be seen to grow as the event matures over the coming years.

The organizers of the event is always looking for more vendors and volunteers so be sure to write to if you're interested in either opportunity!

The venue's address is: Monastery of Immaculate Conception, 802 East 10th Street; Ferdinand, IN 47532.  Please RSVP on the event's web page at:

Sea Shanties & Shenanigans  — McHenry, IL— Nov. 7, 1015 5:30 PM

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

The Haefke House Concerts have welcomed a variety of performing artists over the last few years and Bounding Main is honored to be included in this talented group.

Elke says, "Okay, all you Bounding Mainiacs and aspiring Mainiacs, come hear beautiful harmonies, "jokes," Jon's knees, Dean's dancing, and more hijinks."  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.  Please RSVP on the Facebook event page at:

Bounding Main in Concert at the Beulah Brinton House – Bay View, Milwaukee, WI - February 21, 2016 4:00 PM

Beulah Brinton HouseThe Beulah Brinton House is an historic building that has taken on a new life with a series of performances organized by our friend David HB Drake.  Owned and operated by the Bay View Historical Society you will enjoy the charm of the venue as you revel in the rich harmonies of Bounding Main.  The suggested donation for this concert is $20; CDs will be available for sale as well.

The Beulah Brinton House is located at 2590 South Superior Street, Milwaukee, WI 53207.  The House phone number is (414) 273-8288 and the website is   If you have questions about the concert or venue please contact David HB Drake at

Bounding Main in Concert at the WDCB studios, a Folk Festival Radio Show Event Night You Can Attend! – Glen Ellyn, IL 3/29/16 6:30 PM

SAVE THE DATE!  Tickets will be available after the first of the year.

From Host Lilli Kuzma:  "We are thrilled to announce that you can attend a Folk Festival event Tuesday March 29, 2016:  Bounding Main in Concert!  7-9 p.m., doors open at 6:30 p.m. at the WDCB studios!  This is a unique two-in-one concert experience:  first enjoy an hour-long acoustic show in WDCB's comfy "Living Room" area, then join Bounding Main in the generously-sized broadcast studio live on the Folk Festival show!  Refreshments and raffles are included with admission."

Plan to attend now for what will surely be a wonderful spring evening with these internationally performing vocalists, the inimitable Bounding Main.  Details and advance online admission details will be available after the new year. For information and reservation requests, please email host Lilli Kuzma here.

Ports We've Visited in 2015

  • January 17, 2015: Cruiser's Party by Cruising Outpost and Strictly Sail at the Chicago Boat Show
  • January 25, 2015: America's Got Talent Audition
  • March 14, 2015: Pi Day at the North Fondy Performing Arts
  • April 18, 2015: Chicago Maritime Festival
  • May 16-17, 2015:  Janesville Renaissance Faire
  • June 6, 2015:  The Winter's Tale by Fury Theater
  • June 20-21, 2015:  County of Brown Renaissance Faire
  • June 27, 2015:  Skallywags at Ox-Bo Marine
  • July 11, 2015:  Submarine Fest at Wisconsin Maritime Museum
  • August 22-23, 2015:  The Bristol Renaissance Faire
  • August 29-30, 2015:  The Bristol Renaissance Faire
  • September 15, 2015:  Navigating Excellence WRA Conference, Kalahari Resort
  • September 20, 2015:  Fury Theatre's "Nobody's Wench" Opening Weekend Concert
  • September 25-27, 2015:  Bardstock IV

Bounding Main Celebrates 12th Anniversary with Release of Single in Support of Jon Leubner of SurroundinSoundStudios

For the last twelve years, Bounding Main has been honored to have Jon Leubner of SurroundinSoundStudios record our music. His advice, humor and endless patience make creating a CD an experience we always look forward to. His kindness has provided us with memories we will treasure forever. Inspired by our love and friendship for Mr. Leubner, we are excited to announce an early digital release from our next CD! While we haven't named the CD yet, we can confirm that Spanish Ladies will be on it. As of today, it is available to you for download ... right this very minute! 100% of the proceeds from the sale of the early digital release of Spanish Ladies will go to help alleviate some of the medical bills incurred by Jon Leubner as he continues his fight against an incredibly rare form of cancer. Help us surround Jon with love and support through your purchase of this single. Our lives are enriched by Jon's presence and the world of music is better because of him. Go here to make your purchase and join us as we surround someone in love:

Thanks Mates!

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