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MAVERICKS TH E FRI Aug 12 7:30pm Tickets: $40/$52/$62 ∆Dance Alert Box* 77 $ From their earliest shows as a garage band playing the punk clubs on Miami Beach, The Mavericks have had a skill for getting people to groove. Drawing on a mix of classic country, cow-punk and standards, frontman Raul Malo and company left South Florida, bringing their rhythmic fervor and Latin machismo, along with Malo's lush baritone, to the world. In 2013, after numerous years as a band, multiple Gold and Platinum albums, world tours, breakups and reformations, The Mavericks recorded their critically-acclaimed album In Time and re-introduced music lovers to the band's genre-defying melting pot of pop music. Their latest album, Mono, garnered two Grammy nominations in the Americana categories. Sponsored by: •Blackhawk Boatyard Bilge Rats• Free Family Matinee SAT FREE Family Series Aug 13 1:00pm FREE Event • No Tickets Needed The Ko-Thi Dance Company is an internationally known African and Caribbean Dance Company based in Milwaukee, specializing in teaching, and performing African and Caribbean dance and music for youth and adults. Comprised of artists trained in the history, mythology and techniques of art forms within the African Diaspora, the Ko-Thi Dance Company uses a myriad of traditional instruments, authentic costumes, infectious music and extraordinary dance to educate and bridge the gap between cultures. Following the performance there will be a dance demonstration on the grounds as well as a drum workshop. 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• SAT Aug 13 7:30pm Tickets: $70/$85/$99 Box* 114 $ One of the original outlaws of country music, Kris Kristofferson's songs "Me and Bobby McGee," "Help Me Make It Through the Night," "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down," and "For the Good Times" helped redefine country songwriting. Heralded as an artist's artist, the three-time Grammy winner has recorded 27 albums including three with pals Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings as part of The Highwaymen. He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2004. He has spent nearly five decades performing songs all over the world, most recently in a solo acoustic setting, which puts the focus on the songs. Sponsored by: •Canal Park Brewing Co.• •Best Western The Hotel Chequamegon• ww w . b l ue w a ve on the ba m | Open Daily | 715-685-8 69 2 *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 25