Season Program | Big Top Chautauqua 2016 - Page 12

SUN Opening: Chali 2na & the Funk Hunters Box* Tickets: $48 $63 June 26 ∆Dance Alert 7:30pm Musician, filmmaker, and humanitarian, Michael Franti is recognized as a pioneering force using music as a vehicle for positive change. His unforgettable, high energy shows with his band, Spearhead, draw on the music of hip hop, reggae, funk and rap. His song “Say Hey (I Love You)” from the 2010 charttopping album The Sound Of Sunshine went multi-platinum. Giving back has always been at the heart of Franti’s mission, he has dedicated his life to spreading the joy of music and positivity to millions. Sponsored by: •Quito's Gazebo• •Captain's Spirits of Bayfield• •Fiorio Wealth Advisors• Details Page 4 THU June 30 7:30pm Tickets: $22 adult/$11 student Box* 37 $ The Blue Canvas Orchestra re-creates the music of The Opry's legendary performers such as Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Marty Robbins and The Carter Family. Debuting in 2014, this show has become a resounding hit! Severin Behnen wrote the show and leads the band. Corey Carlson, our own musical chameleon, assisted Behnen in the creation of the show and is featured along with guests Randy Sabien, Joe Savage, Danielle Diamond and Emily Belanger in this nostalgic and entertaining romp through the best Western songs from the heydays of The Grand Ole Opry. Sponsored by: •Dave Olson & Kathryn Grafsgaard• FRI July 1 7:30pm Tickets: $72/$84/$102 Box* 117 $ The great Merle Haggard was scheduled to play the Big Top on July 1. Come help us celebrate the greatest country singer/songwriter of our generation with The Strangers, his band for 5 decades, and two of his musical sons. Hear classic Haggard songs performed by those closest to him: "Okie from Muskogee," "Mama Tried," "Silver Wings" and many more. Add to that, the incomparable Oak Ridge Boys, winners of a 2015 Dove Award with the song "Sweet Jesus" written by and featuring Merle Haggard. The Oak Ridge Boys have one of the most recognizable sounds in Country/Gospel music, performing four decades of hits including "Elvira," "American Made" and "Bobby Sue." Don't miss this powerful night of Country music royalty. Sponsored by: •Beverly & Fred Pinkerton• LYRIC OPERA OF THE NORTH Ski & Recreation Area Alpine Skiing • Snowboarding • XC Skiing Rental • Instruction • Family Friendly Events UP NORTH, WE USE OUR OUTSIDE VOICES. Opening for Singing stories since 2004. 2016/2017 Season ˛ۛ\Kܙ‚HQPUSӂԈBSPSQBܝ[ YBLːQ ԑJ MJLMMML![H[\H]\ۛ[[\[[܈[[X^HXZ] HHXZH][܈]\[ۙKY[H\HH[\[۸&][H]YZ[ۙKH[X][HZY X[\܈XX[ۜ˂