The Catnip Junkies

The Catnip Junkies is a bunch of cool cats who really know how to swing. From NOLA jazz and classic swing all the way to jazzed up modern pop songs, Catnip Junkies plays it all. They are a band dedicated to breathing new life, not only to old songs, but to current tunes as well.

The Harlot Queens

The Harlot Queens are a comedic musical act hailing from New England. These self-styled “Queens” may look innocent, but their songs are not! Join them as they bartend and sing about their failed attempts at love, seafaring, and various criminal enterprises. You’ll be in for a royal treat!


HVBRIS is a fun-loving and geeky band of fire freaks who seek to entertain and amuse with wickedly creative antics. They will be thrilled to introduce you to the wonder of the Fire Arts, just ask them! A mix of fire, vaudeville, burlesque, and sideshow; they burn bright as day with the fiery talent and blazing comedy that is the one and only HVBRIS. When it’s too hot to handle, they’re just getting started!

Nathaniel Johnstone

Nathaniel Johnstone is a multi-instrumentalist singer/songwriter who sings about humanity, myth and whimsy. His work includes the transhumanist fantasy The Mother Matrix and the playfully audacious The Dubious Hat and Other Tales of Ineffable Horror. praises his “technical dexterity and emotional expressiveness” as he blends inspiration from metal, jazz, punk, folk, rock, and blues from all over the world. The result is a unique, vibrant and multicultural sound that transcends boundaries of genre or theme.

Nathaniel cheekily calls himself “polybanderous”, reflected in his lengthy history performing on stage with any singer, musician, dancer and artist who loves music and mayhem as much as he does.

Kalilia Dance and Friends

Kalilia Dance is a dance studio that loves to bring Students and Friends together. They are a group of Bellydancers from around New England who add a little Steampunk Magic to their Performance for the Jewelry City Steampunk Festival. They have be dancing at the event since it began and just love to share the fun and their enthusiasm for the Festival through their dance.

King Serpent Variety Troupe

The King Serpent Variety Troupe is an outlaw themed performing group based in New England. With music, dance, singing, and storytelling, they have invaded a wide variety of venues and made away with the hearts of audiences young and old.

Laloopna Hoops

 Lee Nangeroni, also known as LaLoopna Hoops, is a hoop, stilt and fire performer from New Hampshire. July 2015 Lee dove into hoop dance and has dedicated almost every free moment since to her pursuit of flow! She adores single hoop manipulation, stilt walking, and recently developed a love for fire eating. As a certified HoopLove Coach Lee’s dream is to teach classes where people of all ages can play and be inspired to reconnect with the creativity of their inner child through dance and flow!

Michael OJ Magician

Michael OJ is a magician focusing on a blend of comedy and powerful magic. Come see his show full of mind reading, slight of hand, the amazing bottle and glass trick, and a straight jacket escape.

Opal Raven

Opal Raven Cirque is a circus and sideshow performer based in the mountains of Western Massachusetts. She’s known across New England and the Tri-state area for her ‘Danger Dame of the Flame’ one-woman variety show. Also known as the ‘Sword Queen of Gypsy Layne’, Opal showcases masterful sword spinning, daring prop tricks, and some say she can even speak to snakes. Opal Raven’s one-woman circus is a unique performance that won’t soon be forgotten.

Roving Corsairs

Welcome aboard! The Roving Corsairs is not simply about music, but an interactive experience weaving sea shanties and Celtic folk tunes throughout fantastical stories about pirates aboard an airship. The Roving Corsairs strongly believe that anyone can join in to explore the world of sky pirates through stories, music, and a whole lot of fun. So, what are you waiting for?

Shank Painters

Roust yer inner pirate in song with the Shank Painters! A pirate-themed sea shanty trio based out of Portland, Maine, Shank Painters have delighted audiences at various faires and festivals all over the Northeast. They encourage listeners to sing along and join in the fun with many of the call-and-response sea shanties and tavern songs.

Warlock Family Wondershow

A stunt show full of laughs, excitement, and adrenaline. We are sure to dazzle you with death-defying acts, cutting edge nonsense, and even exotic dad jokes from the distant past! You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll witness history in the making as we take you on a thrill ride that you’ll never forget.

Wit and Steele

Ready for a tale as old as time? That is exactly what you are in for, when you mix French ego and British vanity in a battle of the…well – pointy things! Wit and Steele is a comedy fight act, with just a shameless dash of additional slapstick! Come and check out Captain Napoleon Steele and Mr. Thomas Wit throughout the festival day!

Jewelry City Steampunk Festival is proud to present quality steampunk performers each year! Check back here to see our full lineup for 2023, coming soon!

If you have a question about performing at JCSF 2023 email Tal Good at

To see performances from the virtual Festival in 2020, please visit the Steampunks of New England Youtube page