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 not just a fire performance troupe, but a collection of fire performers who also excel at teaching various fire arts. Travelling along the eastern seaboard, they perform throughout the region and have appeared from Massachusetts to Virginia, and various spots in between. When it’s too hot to handle, they’re just getting started! Veni. Vidi. Igni. (We came. We saw. We set it on fire.)

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.


Roll up, roll up fiends and fans for a whip cracking, glass smashing, spike hammering good time! Step right up and gaze in amazement as the Karnevil crew astounds, amuses, confounds and confuses like no other danger act in the known world can! Featuring supervillain extraordinaire and king of the bullwhip Dr. J.R. Whitcomb as well as the pain-proof woman Lady Gypsy, Karnevil is guaranteed to satisfy all your adrenaline needs.

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!

Mike OJ

Come one, come all, to enjoy the chaotic and fun magic of Mike OJ, (sort of) Professional Mage! Come for a performance of fun, laughs, and magic. Following the motto “Believe in the Magic of the World”. Come see Cards! Coins! Bottles! And Extreme Danger! Appropriate for all ages!

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.

The 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?

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