Season Program | Big Top Chautauqua 2016 - Page 24

Free Family Matinee SUN FREE Family Series Aug 7 1:00pm FREE Event • No Tickets Needed The Okee Dokee Brothers are a Grammy-winning, Americana/ bluegrass/American roots children's music duo from Minneapolis. As childhood friends growing up in Denver, Colorado, Joe Mailander and Justin Lansing were always exploring the outdoors. Whether it was rafting down their neighborhood creek or discovering hiking trails through the Rocky Mountains, Joe & Justin were born adventurers. Now, as the Grammywinning Okee Dokee Brothers, they have put this passion for the outdoors at the heart of their Americana Folk music. Their music inspires you to get outside and experience nature. 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• case/ lang/ veirs TUE Aug 9 7:30pm Opening set: Andy Shauf Box* Tickets: $74/$89/$103 $118 THU Aug 11 7:30pm Tickets: $28/$32/$40 Box* 55 $ In support of their new album, we are pleased to welcome this collaboration between three phenomenal, self-driven artists: avant-rock icon Neko Case, legendary musical nomad k.d. lang, and indie folk star Laura Veirs. Full of stunning harmonies and spellbinding rhythms, case/lang/veirs travels through aches and eras, torch songs and tributes to the undersung. "The combination of spirits, the combination of artistry, is very unique, because we have definite similarities, but we are very, very different, and it creates a really interesting thing," says lang. "It's a truly collaborative record where our individual essences are firmly in place." Over the course of 10 albums and nearly 3,000 live shows, Gaelic Storm - the chart-topping, multi-national Celtic band is dishing up a hearty serving of Full Irish - The Best of Gaelic Storm. The latest album spans the bulk of the band's career, mixing crowd favorites and concert staples with three previously unreleased recordings, including "Whiskey in the Jar" and "Irish Party in Third Class" from Titanic. Full Irish is the band's fifth consecutive #1 Billboard World Album. Regularly playing more than 120 shows a year, Gaelic Storm has built a loyal following for their cross between traditional Irish music and harder-edged Celtic rock. Sponsored by: •Stone's Throw Pottery• •Kelly & Crew•Eckel's Pottery• Media Sponsor: •Wisconsin Public Radio• Sponsored by: •The Snug• •Sixth Street Market• SUP & Kayak Rentals and Tours Bike Rentals Ashland wisconsin historic mural capital of wisconsin HWY 2, ASHLAND & DOWNTOWN ASHLAND solsticeoutdoorstore.com • 715.682.3590 Fun lodging properties, tasty affordable dining choices, and friendly people! FOR A FREE VISITOR GUIDE, SHOPPING & DINING GUIDE, & MURAL BROCHURE, CALL OR VISIT 800-284-9484 www.visitashland.com 24 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.