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The Colonial Entertainers Guild is a booking agency based in historic Yorktown, Virginia specializing in 18th Century music and character interpreters. 


Our Balladeers have performed on national and international stages and are recognized as experts in the the field of historic entertainment.  We can provide the perfect music.  Repertoire includes love ballads, bawdy songs, flowing airs, stately minuets, jigs, reels and more.

Add a touch of nostalgia to your:




Family Gatherings


Robert Burns Nights

Corporate Events

Our Character Interpreters bring a person of the past alive to your event. Not just an actor reciting lines, but someone who can interact with guests! 

Educational workshops on topics such as 18th Century Dance, Historic Instruments, and Life at Sea are available for all ages.


"The Violinist and Serpent player were amazing- their music made history come alive"

"This music is so much fun. It's like listening to George Washington's playlist!"

Upcoming Performances

December 2, 9, 16, & 23 A Charles Dickens Christmas 

A Christmas performance with readings from a variety of Charles Dickens' classics paired with Victorian era carols performed by Gabe Stone, David Gardner, Su Tarr (on Dec 9th), and Mark Nixon.  All played on Victorian era insgtruments including Violin, Cornopean, Cornet, Ophicleide and more!

All performances at Colonial Williamsburg's Dewitt Wallace Decorative Arts Musem in the Hennage Auditorium. 4:30 pm

December 23 shows at 2:30 and 4:30 

 Jolly Old St Nicholas

December 20 4:30 and December 23 11:00

Gabe Stone and David Gardner's new family Christmas show with songs and stories about that Jolly Old Elf and his friends.  World traditions abound about the holiday gift giver.

Colonial Williamsburg's Dewitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum in the Hennage Auditorium.

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