Season Program | Big Top Chautauqua 2016 - Page 10

New BRANDI First CARLILE Night FRI Special Guests: Barefoot Wonder June 17 Tickets: $22 adult/$11 student Box* $ 37 7:30pm "I can't believe another year's come around…" Our celebrated house band, the Blue Canvas Orchestra, opens the season led by bandleader and cellist Ed Willett. They perform new and familiar material from some of our favorite original shows. Members of this group have been entertaining Big Top audiences since 1986. Our big screen images, curated by Big Top Co-Founder and Visuals Director Betty Ferris, will be featured as well, rounding out the evening's feast for all of your senses. Barefoot Wonder is our special guest featuring guitarist Ric Gillman and long-time BCO member, violinist Bruce Bowers. Sponsored by: •LBS Insurance• •West Bend Insurance• SAT June 18 7:30pm Opening set: Greg Holden Box* Tickets: $45/$55/$68 $83 ∆Dance Alert Hot off the Grammy trail with her nomination for her latest release, The Firewatcher's Daughter, up for Best Americana Album, Brandi Carlile returns to the Big Top for her 5th time. Since her heralded, genre-defying 2005 Columbia debut, Carlile and her indispensable collaborators, Tim and Phil Hanseroth, aka The Twins, have always offered listeners both control and abandon, often within a single song. The most well-known Brandi Carlile tunes, 2007's "The Story" and 2012's "That Wasn't Me," are dynamic journeys in themselves. Infused with Carlile's clarion voice, The Twins' tight sibling harmonies, and stellar musicianship from everyone, it all simply sounds like Brandi Carlile. Sponsored by: •Silverwaves Jewelry• •Howl Clothing & Adventure• SUN June 19 7:30pm Opening set: Tim & Myles Box* Tickets: $49/$65/$78 $93 Legendary music icons Three Dog Night claims some of the most astonishing statistics in popular music. In the years 1969 through 1974, no other group achieved more top 10 hits, moved more records or sold more concert tickets. Boasting chart and sales records that are virtually unmatched in popular music, Three Dog Night had 21 consecutive Top 40 hits, including 3 #1 singles, 11 Top 10's, 18 straight Top 20's, 7 million-selling singles and 12 Gold LPs. We all remember these hits: "Joy to the World," "Black and White," "Shambala" and "One." Sponsored by: •Bayview Beach Bums• •Kylmala Truss• (952) 926-8788 10 WWW.BIGTOP.ORG (715)373-5552 ∆Dance Alert We never know when joyous dancing or standing may break out. We try to make it fun for everyone. If you are not a dancer and don’t want to be caught behind one, try choosing seats in the mid-center or back sections.