Season Program | Big Top Chautauqua 2016 - Page 22

Free Family Matinee FRI July 29 7:30pm Tickets: $22 adult/$11 student Also plays July 3 Box* 37 $ 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. Sponsored by: •Woody & Linda Petersen• SAT July 30 7:30pm Vocal Trash Opening set: Tall Heights Box* Tickets: $22/$28/$38 $53 John Fullbright is one of the brightest young stars on the musical horizon today. Hailing from Oklahoma, this brilliant singer, songwriter, guitarist and pianist has been compared to the likes of Townes Van Zandt, Guy Clark, Tom Waits, and Steve Earle. Fullbright's career exploded over the past four years with a Grammy nomination for Best Americana Album and appearances on Late Night with David Letterman and the Today Show. The great songwriter, Jimmy Webb, who penned hits for Glen Campbell and many other artists, says "I have no doubt that in a very short time John Fullbright will be a household name in American music." Sponsored by: •Don & Abby Funk• SUN FREE Family Series July 31 1:00pm FREE Event • No Tickets Needed Described as, “Glee Meets Stomp” and Urban Broadway, this green minded ensemble delights audiences globally, on a relentless pursuit to bring people together utilizing the universal language of song and dance. “It’s entertainment with a conscience,” says Steve Linder, creator of Vocal Trash; a diverse blend of environmental performers who have been engaging audiences for over a decade. The musical aspects of this exciting, high-energy troupe from Texas appeals to everyone – from the very young to the very old – in its perfect mix of pop, rock, swing and classic oldies. Sponsored by: •Essentia Health-Ashland Clinic•Super One Foods•Apostle Islands Booksellers• •Apostle Islands Cruises•Bad River Lodge & Casino•BMO Harris Bank• •Chippewa Valley Bank•Ruth & Bruce Goetz•The Inn on Madeline Island• •Jeff & Debra Lewis•Madeline Island Ferry Line•Memorial Medical Center• •Norvado•Karen Traut•Von Holzen Chevrolet Buick GMC•Washburn IGA• •Chequamegon Bay Arts Council and WI Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin• �arlyn’s �a�er� Since ���8 Local Artisan Gallery Watercolor Paintings Instructional Classes Books•DVDs•Supplies Custom Framing (715)373-2922 Washburn, Wisconsin www·karlynsgallery·com 22 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.