The West Coast Mutineers are the featured performance group.
They are a crew of specialized actors, actresses and re-enactors who design and rehearse their stunts for months before the show. They specialize in recreating an actual scene such as something one may have seen in The Golden Age of Piracy. They bring period style encampments, authentic costuming and choreographed fight circles to the show each year.
This year promises to be the “best year ever”! During the Fight Circles, and while taking a break from their vigorous routine, patrons can visit these talented performers at the West Coast Mutineers Encampment on the North End of Village Boulevard. Two entertainment stages this year will be at the Bamboo cul-de-sac and in the main parking lot & Food Court.
The Saturday show ends at dusk with a spectacular Fire Show performed by Bohemian Fire. Bohemian Fire is a unique group of Poi Fire Performers who provide a high quality routine, specializing in Fire with all measures of fiery tools including fans, Hula Hoops, swords, ropes, and whips, as well as Fire eating and Fire Breathing. Onlookers are invited to be amazed at dusk on Saturday at the West Coast Mutineers Encampment.
On Sunday, the show will close with a traditional Pub Sing at 5 pm on the Main Stage near the Shuttle stop. The Pub sing brings together all of the entertainers who have performed throughout the weekend, so fans can hear them one last time until the following year.
The word Craic is an old Irish word that means,
Good Times/ Music/ Debauchery/ Scuttlebutt / Drinking/
or simply, just good clean fun.
The Band Craic, like their namesake; means just that!
The Craic’s hi-energy pipe and drum performances include random crowd
interaction, so prepare to be part of their fun and exciting show.
Rusty Cutlass is a band of Pirates from Central Florida.
They are all full-time professional performers, so when they invade the stage you can expect lots of entertainment, harmony, and good times.
They perform authentic Sea Shanties, Pirate songs, Traditional Irish tunes,
Tavern songs, Contemporary Nautical favorites and more, most with close vocal
harmonies. Occasionally, They feature guest singers and instrumentalists as well.
They each play traditional instruments, including concertina, guitar, fiddle,
mandolin, and upright double bass. They also play a variety of percussion, and
some shows include a Drum Jam where audience members are encouraged to choose
from our collection of 'Drums from Around the World.'
The Bawdy Boys strive to bring a new generation into the rich heritage and culture of Irish Americans through bawdy versions of traditional favorites,
toasts and bits of history and every sea shanty, rebel tune and drinking song
they can put their instruments and voices to. Not afraid to break out of what is
considered the normal mold of Irish Folk music, the Boys always bring their
crowds into the lush world of Pirates, North American Irish immigrants and
Celtic history with a unique blend of world musical influences and interactive,
up-beat story telling. They invite you to join them for a pint and a song at a
port of call near you.
Belly Dance Show
Award winning Troupe Sahirnee directed by Dolphina has been
entertaining audiences for over ten years. First Place at the Tampa Bay
Renn Fair Belly Dance Competition for the last 5 years, Enjoying being part
of the John Levique Pirate Days festival for 5 years and the Ft. Myers Pirate
Festival 2 years. You will find Troupe Sahirnee dancing on Hudson Beach in
Hudson Florida every Thursday night (May thru Oct) at 7pm. Providing belly
dance entertainment for community events, benefits and private parties and
offering instruction and workshops.