Season Program | Big Top Chautauqua 2016 - Page 13

to SAT July 2 7:30pm Tickets: $42 Box* ∆Dance Alert 57 $ Long known as one of the best live acts in the business, Wisconsin's own BoDeans continue to tour and deliver amazing, high energy, performances. They were one of the bands that inspired a new radio format known as Adult Alternative Album Rock. Their reputation for delivering a dynamic live show garnered support slots with U2, Bob Dylan and David Bowie, and appearances at Farm Aid, Summerfest, and Austin City Limits. Their songs defined a sound of a generation – songs like "Good Things," "If It Makes You," "Closer to Free" and "All the World," which was recently featured on CMT. The BoDeans are also celebrating their 30-year anniversary of their debut record, Love & Hope & Sex & Dreams. Sponsored by: •Bodin's Fisheries• •Rice Lake Glass• SUN July 3 7:30pm Tickets: $22 adult/$11 student Also plays July 29 Box* 37 $ THU July 7 7:30pm Tickets: $22 adult/$11 student Box* 37 $ Also plays June 23, July 23 Ride the winds of time and have fun while you learn in this classic "illuminated musical history" of Bayfield and the Island Environs, with secrets of Red Cliff and Old LaPointe. Original music and song-stories tell the tales while the Big Screen shines with hundreds of then and now photos featuring Lighthouse Keepers, Ojibway life, dreamers & schemers, town scenes, Voyageurs, sailing, fishing, the big flood and more. Created in 1985 by Warren Nelson and Betty Ferris (Nelson Ferris Concert Company), "Riding the Wind" was the first show performed on the Big Top Stage and is still a season highlight. 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. Sponsored by: •Pat Effertz• Sponsored by: •Chippewa Valley Bank• SEE YOU AT THE MINNESOTA STATE FAIR! WE'RE BROADCASTING LIVE AT THE FAIR! Come visit all of the Ampers stations and learn about educational community radio this summer! Featuring a variety of our great stations including: KBEM, KFAI, KMSU, KQAL, and WTIP! Find us in the Education Building on Cosgrove Street! *Box Seating: in back of the tent on a raised deck; great view, excellent sound, and cocktail service; A-price+$15 (715)373-5552 WWW.BIGTOP.ORG 13