Annual Report | Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua 2012 - Page 8



Fourteen local singers lit up the stage Sunday , August 12 as Big Top Chautauqua held its third annual Big Top Idol competition . Emily Belanger of Washburn won the title of Junior Idol . Kevin Soulier of Red Cliff took the top honors with Rebeka Robinson and Breanna Iverson ( both from Ashland ) placing 2nd & 3rd . Congratulations to all of our finalists .
Salute to our sponsor Bremer Bank !
Jr . Finalists Finalists
Lizzie Harriott
Emily Belanger
Inga Aleckson
Isaiah Claremboux
Michael Dalzell
Kierstyn Fibert
Grant Haase
Meredith Haase
Breanna Iverson
Josie Jaeger
Amanda Koch
Rebeka Robinson
Kevin Soulier
Sujata Wegner


Eleven local businesses and individuals came together to sponsor a series of 5 educational and entertaining family matinees this summer – all free of charge to participants . The turn-out was fantastic with people of all ages attending to hear WC Clark sing the Blues , enjoy our own Laughing Fox play the Native flute , learn about the big drums of Japan , sing pirate songs with the Blue Buccaneers and enjoy the home-made instruments of That One Guy . Something for everyone ! Thanks to our generous sponsors who made it possible !
This engagement was supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund , a program of Arts Midwest , which is generously supported by the National Endowment for the Arts with additional contributions from the Wisconsin Arts Board .
Lectures and Workshops are supported by a grant from Chequamegon Bay Arts Council
Big Top performances are supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts .
Sun . Jun . 24 WC Clark – Texas Blues 2pm Wed . Jul . 11 Laughing Fox – Native Flute 2pm Sat . Jul . 28 Mu Daiko – Japanese Drummers 2pm Sun . Aug . 26 Blue Buccaneers – Pirate Band 2pm Sat . Sept . 1 That 1 Guy – One-man Band 10:30am
Sponsored by : Chippewa Valley Bank , McDonalds , The StageNorth Groundlings , Ashwabay Outdoor Education Foundation , Von Holzen ’ s , LBS Insurance , Chequamegon Theatre Assoc ., Deb & Jeff Lewis , Karen Traut , Barb Chapman , The Five Senses , Sazerac
Fri . Jul . 27 Mike Dombeck on Wisconsin Conservation Topics Sun . Jul . 29 Mu Daiko drum workshop Wed . Aug . 15 Bucky Halker on Woody Guthrie Centennial
Sat . Aug . 18 Betty Ferris on John Muir
Aug . 23 – 25 Singer / Songwriter Workshops by Meg Hutchinson , Jesse Winchester , Rad Lorkovic and more .
Sun . Aug . 26 African Drum and Dance w / Kellie Pederson & Scott Griffiths