Season Program | Big Top Chautauqua 2016 - Page 20

TUE July 19 7:00pm Presented by The Alliance for Sustainability FREE Event - No ticket required 5:30pm - Seed Carnival, Booths, & Concessions 7:00pm - Keynote Presentation followed by lots of FREE PIE Join us on the 20th anniversary of "Pie & Politics" as we celebrate both the practical promise and the symbolic potential of seeds. This year's event will feature Bill McDorman, cofounder of the widely recognized Seed School and the Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance. McDorman demonstrates that seeds are living, breathing embryos that hold the blueprint of our future, and shows that this gift from nature can be a model for our own vitality and vigor as communities. Area youth will join Bill to offer their own seeds of sustainability as they share ideas, concerns and hopes for our future through word, music and movement. Don't forget to mark your calendar for Seed School on July 20th. THU July 21 7:30pm Tickets: $75/$92/$105 Box* 120 $ FRI July 22 7:30pm Tickets: $22 adult/$11 student Also plays July 10 Box* 37 $ Lyle Lovett and his Large Band delivers the most amazing night of classic entertainment north of Texas. A 4-time Grammy award-winner, Lovett is a singer, composer and actor who has broadened the definition of American music in a career that spans 14 albums. Along with his gift for storytelling and a wry wit, the Texas-based musician fuses elements of Americana, swing, jazz, folk, gospel and blues in a conventiondefying manner that breaks down barriers. Lovett's live performances show not only the breadth of this Texas legend's deep talents, but also the dive rsity of his influences, making him one of the most compelling and captivating musicians in popular music. In 2014 the dynamic team of Severin Behnen and Corey Carlson put together our first Opry show which celebrated the best of the Grand Ole Opry from the 30s, 40s and 50s. Our next installment of great country and western music takes us from the mid-60s through the early 80s with music from Opry icons like Willie & Waylon, Dolly & Loretta, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Glen Campbell, Charley Pride and Tammy Wynette. This show features the Blue Canvas Orchestra with Corey Carlson and special guests Andy Dee, Randy Sabien, Joe Savage, Danielle Diamond, Emily Belanger and Lizzie Herriott. Sponsored by: •Maggie's Restaurant• Sponsored by: •Mattson Properties & Triad Storage Facility• 20 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.