The 2018 entertainment lineup isn’t finalized yet, but here’s who we’ve confirmed so far:
When professional impersonation, spot on cosplay, and ribald piratical musicianship meet in one group… you have the Band of Pirates. Hailing from the port of Cincinnati, this six-piece set of rowdy ramblers are always a crowd pleaser and never fail to entertain. For all fans of pillaging, plundering and burning things they play a set of covers and tunes of the swashbuckler’s age.
Primarily an acapella vocal group, Bell Book and Canto is a vivacious group of women with the yearning to sing. They are proud to call the majority of the music in their performances “theirs,” with shows composed of a number of originals, as well as traditional and classical covers. The girls also have a lot of fun writing and performing women’s bawdy tunes and drinking songs — because they can’t let the boys have all the fun — for renaissance faires and festivals. Sprinkled throughout their shows, you will find beautiful harmonies and complex dynamics, as well as lilting tunes, and refrains that ring of yesteryear.
Phillip McGuinness and Captain Amos met in 2005 as cast members of the Kentucky Renaissance Faire. After a couple of years of doing improv acting together, they appropriated unused stages with a guitar and a will to entertain. AmpersAndrew joined the band in 2014, bringing his mandolin and kegs full of musical talent.
Drunk & Sailor has been seen at renaissance festivals from the Gulf Coast to Lake Michigan, sci-fi/fan conventions, and more bars than they can remember. Wherever they take place, Drunk & Sailor shows feature the same high energy interactive format.
Knotty Bits is a family-friendly traveling circus and sideshow stage act. They have been seen on AMC’s “Showville” and at numerous Renaissance faires and pirate festivals doing their mix of dangerous acrobatics and stupid sideshow stunts!
The enchanting Sylver Fyre dazzles with her world famous fire eating act or cracking bullwhips, while Gwyd the Unusual does everything he can to keep from being hurt by broken glass, pointy nails, and the most dangerous thing of all…Sylver. This dynamic duo, along with their band of misfits, presents a fast and funny act designed to appeal to all audiences.
The Blue Buccaneer himself! Tom Mason dresses like a pirate and plays a rollicking mix of piratical sing-alongs, rousing historical rave-ups, afro-cuban tinged ballads, Cajun sea shanties, and bluesy Irish jigs. He transforms festivals, performing arts centers, and urban nightclubs into bustling seaside taverns at the turn of the seventeenth century.