|"We came, we loved it,
and now we're moving there."
~ Scott MacDonald 2016
| Pioneers in the use of cello as the sole instrument within a rock |
band, Rasputina has been inspiring young string players to commit
a number of musical sins since 1996. The group's concept was
written as a manifesto, and manifested accordingly by directress Melora Creager as a wily subterfuge for a plot to open audiences
to adventure. The funny, the sad, the heavy, the tender-- it can all
exist together. Employing elaborate costuming spanning a number
of historical periods, Rasputina brings marginalized historical
female figures and stories to light in the pop form, using archetypal characters such as Indian princesses, Hawaiian handmaidens and Medieval queens. Melora last performed in Europe with Nirvana, on their final tour in 1994. Over the years, Rasputina has performed/ recorded with Marilyn Manson, Porno For Pyros, Cheap Trick,
Goo Goo Dolls and many others. Hardened road-dogs, and with more
|than 7 albums under their belt, Rasputina continues to amaze and amuse. Please click HERE to learn more about Rasputina's new album and about the performers, individually.
Please find them on FACEBOOK and on their WEBSITE.
|Ten In One SideShow | Bullwhip Stunt Show | Houdini's Escape Show | Karnevil After Dark
Roll up, roll up! Karnevil has come to town!
Gaze in wonderment at our eclectic collection of entertainers as they astound, amuse, confound,
and confuse with a plethora of pulse pounding acts ranging from modern to medieval.
Not for the faint of heart or weak of stomach.
Founded by Dr. J.R. Whitcomb in 2011,
Karnevil have been featured in both Weird NJ magazine and The Star Ledger.
Karnevil is considered to be New Jerseys premiere carnival sideshow experience
as well as being touted globally as "The world’s most dangerous sideshow".
Whether bringing you death defying escapes, astounding acts of skill, classic sideshow fare,
ridiculous games, or informative presentations on macabre Victorian subject matter,
the Karnevil’s crew delivers above and beyond mortal expectations!"
||Roll up; roll up, fiends and fans for the most
fantastical sideshow experience on the east coast!
In classic format, a marvelous mixture of
and less than eleven acts of skill and
daring performed live by Karnevil’s self-made freaks.
You will meet the human blockhead,
a person capable of
replicating a self-lobotomy and live to talk about it!
|You will see thrilling escapes
from medieval manacles
and medical restraints!
You will experience firsthand
the effects of inhumane animal
traps on human flesh!
All this, and more in a single show!
See it once, see it twice,
every showing is unique and
guaranteed different from the last!
|Professional whip artist, Dr. J.R. Whitcomb,
demonstrates a variety of bullwhip tricks and targeting maneuvers.
A fan favorite, this show has been adapted
to fit gaming conventions, renaissance fairs,
Steampunk festivals, and anywhere else there is a need for,
"Thrills and Excitement at 768 Miles Per Hour!"
|| Harry Houdini is the single greatest
the world has ever known.
As a student of the Houdini method,
Dr. J.R. presents this show in his honor.
|He will recreate many of
Houdini's classic escapes
supplemented with lore of
both the development
of the acts,
and the man himself.
You won’t want to miss out
on this tribute
to the greatest
escape artist of all time!
"Fire, hot metal, bottled lightning...
Some things are just better when viewed
in the black of night.
Roll up, roll up, and experience
what the sideshow does when the sun goes down."
||The Granite State Saber Academy (GSSA) is a New Hampshire-based
school that combines traditional exercise, martial arts, and theatrical
combat to create a unique form of fitness. Pioneered in 2016 by martial
arts and stage combat instructor JD Lauriat; the classes focus on providing
a new and interesting outlook on body strength and fitness while the students train in various fighting styles using a multitude of weapon types, all within
the safe structure of theatrical combat. Along with physical health, the GSSA promotes strong mental health as it provides points of focus while learning
new techniques and forms, all while working with welcoming, like-minded students, forming bonds over their new art.
|The GSSA is excited to be a part of the Springfield Steampunk Festival.
Throughout the day, we will have
a variety of free classes for you to attend.
GSSA Kids Combat:
A 30-45 minute interactive combat show for children 3 to 11.
GSSA Introduction to Stage Combat with Sword: Learn the basics of theatrical combat in a large group setting.
Ages 12 & up (Under 18 must have a parent sign in with them)
GSSA Introduction to Stage Combat with Staff: Is sword not your style?
Try your hand at the two handed
styles of the Bo staff.
Ages 12 & up (Under 18 must have a parent sign in with them)
GSSA Stage Combat Discussion Panel:
A good fight on stage or film is 50 percent combat and 50 percent
Come to our interactive discussion panel to learn more about the
acting side of combat, and get tips
on writing your own choreography.
|The New England Center for Circus Arts brings fun and flamboyance to the proceedings with a mix of stilt walking, juggling, acrobatics and mayhem! The Brattleboro, Vermont school offers lessons for all ages and all abilities and attracting students from around the world to attend its recreational and professional training programs. Students from the youth troupe and professional programs will amaze and entertain with a variety of circus fun. Click HERE to visit their website. For the 2017 Steampunk Festival they will be providing a variety of circus characters to mix and interact with the guests. This may include juggling, acrobatics, contortion, stilt walking, partner acrobatics, clowns, unicycle, etc.
||Skye Whirlwind has a long history of dance, from hip hop, jazz, swing, salsa to even belly dance. However she never had great luck in finding partners. So, she decided to simply pick up one for herself in the form of circus toys. Hula hoops and leviwands are always available to dance with! Currently located in Waltham, MA, promises to delight and amaze with her repertoire of circus tricks! You may see her gallivanting around on her stilts, mystifying with her levistick, or charming with her hula hoops. However, Skye loves to share. Come seek her out with her plethora of hula hoops to have some circus fun yourself!
Sprokettes' Sideshow Spectacular! | An Adventure Of Your Own Choosing | Medicine Show
Direct on loan from
Dr Nightshade's Asylum for
the Sprockette Sisters put
on the best little sideshow
shock therapy has to offer.
Their wonton disregard for normalcy will leave you
with no doubt as to
the state of their sanity.
Come along on an adventure
through the eyes of madness!
Of Your Own Choosing
There is a house upon the hill.
It's occupant is absent.
What do you do?
The choices you,
the audience makes,
will determine the story.
As you help it unfold,
to life with realtime improv.
The Boston Sprockettes
in an adventure
of your own choosing.
Step right up, Ladies and Gentlemen!
Come and see for yourself the miracle of
Dr Nightshade's latest creation!
Revel in the modern discoveries
of science and medicine!
Be awed by stories of
the strange and mysterious!
The Boston Sprockettes' Traveling Medicine show
brings you all this
with song and humor to lift your spirits!
Come one, come all!
|Please find The Boston Sprokettes on FACEBOOK, at their WEBSITE, or on YOUTUBE
|The King's Busketeers are a high-
folk & traditional band that
shady forest of King Richard's Faire
in Carver, MA
sometime in Fall of 2012.
Sam and Andy met there and began
playing together and amusing the patrons,
and the following year
The trio roamed the groves
for a time,
and grew to
|At one point, they were invited to perform
as the band at Becka's wedding.
After the ceremony, she promptly grabbed her
hopped up to jam with the rest!
Since then, TKB have been rousing and
entertaining the kindly citizens of Massachusetts,
Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire and
Connecticut with hearty, soulful,
traditional tunes alongside wistful ballads,
whimsical ditties about double homicides,
and a sprinkling of rollicking originals.
Always energetic and full of equal parts talent
and sparking chemistry, there's never a dull
moment when the Busketeers are out in force.
Please find The King's Busketeers at their WEBSITE, FACEBOOK , SOUNDCLOUD, REVERBNATION, YOUTUBE, & coming soon, their BAND CAMP site.
Venus Lens Cap is the musical duet of Gomez Richardson and
Stacey Mendyka, whose signature sound blends melodies of the
the beats and sounds of synthetic music.
Connecticut-based pair came
together in 2014,
D. R. Clarke's story,"Spies of the Silk Trade". They made a complete album based on the chapters of the book, using music
and singing to tell the tale of a young commercial spy and
her adventures on
Silk Road. They've been performing
at Steampunk Events throughout
New England for the last
3 years and continue to wow audiences with their great style and computer-controlled synthesized rig. Their 2nd
CD combination about a radium-
powered clockwork ballerina named"Dela Luna" was completed and
released in September 2016. They're currently working on their latest
project, "Pacifica", about a lost under-
You can find Venus Lens Cap on BANDCAMP | YOUTUBE | FACEBOOK
and on their WEBSITE