Over the years Silent Lion has performed everywhere from folk festivals to bookstores to concert venues, including Severance Hall in Cleveland. We’ve performed for Akron First Night for many years, and for medieval dinner theaters, church concerts, and arts festivals, headlined at the Kent State Folk Festival and various state parks and concert stages.
Fans have found us regularly performing at Renaissance and Medieval Festivals in the eastern U.S.
Michael Manderen has been a regular member of our group since 2013 adding his viola da gamba to our performances and delighting us all.
Welcome to our gigs page!
March 14, 2024 Silent Lion celebrating St. Patrick and more, starting at 6:30 at the Athens County Library, Home St., Athens, Ohio 45701
Gigs Coming Up: (Check back for updates)
All Hallows Fantasy Faire, Saturday, October 14- Sunday, October15, 2023. At the Trumbull County Fairgrounds, 899 Everett Cortland Hull Rd., Cortland, Ohio 44410.
Michigan Renaissance Festival, August, September….One of the best runs ever!!!! Thank-you to all those who came out to hear and see us, and told their friends about us, who cheered!!!! Yea!!!!
We’ll see you all next year!
July 8th, Saturday to August 13th Sunday. GREAT LAKES MEDIEVAL FAIRE. Rt. 534, Rock Creek, Ohio. Every Saturday and Sunday, rain or shine!!!!
Minstrel Stage!!! www.medievalfaire.com
Saturday, April 15, 3:30-7:30 and Sunday, April 16, 3:30-7 RITTERFEST at SHULTZ BRAU BREWING COMPANY, 126 Bernard Ave, Knoxville, TN 37917! Come join us at Knoxville’s newest event! John and Barbiel will be having a great time serving up our favorite Medieval, and Renaissance tunes along with our originals and Irish jigs and reels, (anything that will make you thirsty) Hope to see you there!
WOW!!! WHAT FUN!!! We want to thank SHULTZ BRAU BREWING in KNOXVILLE, TN for their gracious welcome and fantastic time! Come see us there next year!!!!
2022: Saturday July 9- Sunday August 14, 2022. EVERY SATURDAY AND SUNDAY! RAIN or SHINE! GREAT LAKES MEDIEVAL FAIRE, Rt. 534, Rock Creek, Ohio 44084 At the Minstrel Stage!
Saturday August 20-Sunday October 2, 2020. EVERY SATURDAY AND SUNDAY! RAIN or SHINE! MICHIGAN RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL! 12600 Dixie Highway, Holly, Michigan 48442 At The Jewel Stage!
July 10-11, 17-18, 24-25,7-8, 14-15, 2021! GREAT LAKES MEDIEVAL FAIRE, Rt. 534, Rock Creek, Ohio. Every Saturday and Sunday, rain or shine!
August 21-22, 28-29, September 4-6, 11-12, 18-19, 25-26, October 1,2,3. MICHIGAN RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL, Holly, Michigan. Every Saturday and Sunday! Rain or shine!
October 16, Saturday, 6-7:30pm. Silent Lion in Concert at Shade Community Center, 2380 Rt. 33A, Shade, Ohio 45776
In the Past:
2020: REGRETFULLY, BECAUSE OF COVID CONCERNS, SILENT LION IS STAYING CLOSE TO HOME. (But as compensation, why not pour yourself some mead or wine and listen to Silent Lion’s version of Health to the Company on youtube from our Travelers of Time cd?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0gk2GlA2zI) Stay well, stay safe, treasure your love, and we’ll see you next year.
Upcoming gig CANCELLED
Saturday, July 11 (every weekend) to Sunday, August 16. Great Lakes Medieval Faire, Rt. 534 Rock Creek, Ohio. Every Saturday and Sunday for six weeks! Gate opens at 11am, closes with a bang at 7pm. Come see Silent Lion joined by Michael Manderen at the Minstrel Stage, in the magical woods of our medieval village of Avaloch!
Michigan Renaissance Festival. Saturday, August 22,(every weekend) to Sunday October 4, including Labor Day Monday September 7 and Festival Friday October 2. Michigan Renaissance Festival, 12600 Dixie Hwy, Holly, Michigan 48442. Find Silent Lion at the The Owain Phyfe Jewel Stage sharing musical magic with Michael Manderen all day!
2019: Past but not Forgotten:
April 27, Saturday, 11-3pm Wine Tasting at Kroger on East State Street, Athens, Ohio.
May 25th, Saturday, 11-3pm Wine Tasting at Kroger on East State Street, Athens, Ohio.
June 29, Saturday, 11-3pm. Wine Tasting at Kroger on East State Street, Athens, Ohio.
July 13, Saturday to August 11, Sunday. Great Lakes Medieval Faire, Rt. 534, Rock Creek, Ohio. Every Saturday and Sunday for five weeks! Come see Silent Lion joined by Michael Manderen at the Minstrel Stage, in the magical woods of our medieval village of Avaloch!
October 26th, Saturday, 11-3pm. Wine Tasting at Kroger on East State Street, Athens, Ohio.
October 26th, Saturday, 7:00-8:30pm. The Federal Valley Resource Center. Rt. 329, Stewart, Ohio.
Nov. 3, Sunday, 10:30. Eastshore Unitarian Universalist Church, Silent Lion accompanying morning service, 10848 Chilicothe Rd., Kirtland, Ohio , 44094