Season Program | Big Top Chautauqua 2016 - Page 11

to THU June 23 7:30pm Tickets: $22 adult/$11 student Also plays July 7, July 23 Box* 37 $ FRI $ $ June 24 Tickets: 22 adult/ 11 student 7:30pm Box* 37 $ Perhaps the biggest new hit of last summer was this musical gem from the team of Severin Behnen, Stevie Matier and Bruce Burnside. "Belfast to Bluegrass" is a musical adventure of jigs and ballads as they travel to the Appalachian Mountains by way of a quarter of a million Scots Irish. Before the United States was formed, the inhabitants were absorbing, merging and transforming the ethnic sounds of its people. Hear the changes in the traditional Celtic tunes as bluegrass and other genres are being born of our traditional American musical culture. Performed by the Blue Canvas Orchestra and special guests. Join the Father of the Big Top, the Founder, and the one who (in his own vernacular) "thunk it all up" thirty-plus years ago – Warren Nelson. This is a special celebration of the original works of the Nelson Ferris Concert Company and Sioux River Song Farm in a retrospective of the past 30 years of Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua. Re-live three decades of original, historical musicals through story, song and big screen visuals, starting with "Souvenir Views" the story of Washburn, up through "Take Me To the Islands" which debuted at the tent in 2014. Sponsored by: •Midland Services• Sponsored by: •Wild Rice Restaurant• *Box Seating: in back of the tent on a raised deck; great view, excellent sound, and cocktail service; A-price+$15 SAT June 25 7:30pm Opening set: Matt Andersen Box* Tickets: $49/$70/$82 $97 ∆Dance Alert Buddy Guy is a genuine American treasure. At age 79, Guy is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, a major influence on rock titans like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and Stevie Ray Vaughan and a pioneer of Chicago's fabled West Side sound. Buddy Guy has received 6 Grammy Awards, a 2015 Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award, 34 Blues Music Awards (the most any artist has received), and the Presidential National Medal of Arts. Rolling Stone Magazine ranked him #23 in its "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time." He was awarded the 2012 Kennedy Center Honor for his lifetime contribution to American culture. Sponsored by: •CF Design• •Motion-to-Go• (715)373-5552 WWW.BIGTOP.ORG 11