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Elephant Revival Big Tap ChautauquaFest at Mt Ashwabay Sponsored by: Superior Beverage Northwest Beverages Mandolin Orange SAT Sept 10 7:00pm Tickets: $22/$38/$36 Kids 1/2 Price Box* 51 $ FRI Sept 16 7:00pm Tickets: $28 ∆Dance Alert Old Last Night w/BCO, Michael Perry, Tomáš Kubínek Join us as we celebrate with music and laughter the end of another year. Our beloved house band, The Blue Canvas Orchestra, opens the night with rollicking renditions of our favorite songs, illuminated by big screen images. Author, humorist and host of Tent Show Radio, Michael Perry delivers hilarious, winding tales of rural Wisconsin life. Tomáš Kubínek, is a comic genius, virtuoso vaudevillian, and all-round charmer who gives audiences an utterly joyous experience they'll remember for a lifetime. His latest creation, Miracle Man, is a rip-roaring revival of strong-man stunts, snake-healings, and mass-hypnosis that leaves audiences dazed, beaming and in love with life once again. The Nederland, Colorado quintet, Elephant Revival, is a joyful group that plays music they call "transcendental folk," incorporating elements of Celtic, gypsy, indie rock and alternative country. Mandolin Orange is a North Carolina duo who broke onto the folk and Americana scene with their acclaimed album This Side of Jordan in 2013. This is our festival-style closing night where all of the seats are taken out of the tent. Sponsored by: •Egg Toss Bakery Café• Sponsored by: •Northland College Student Association• *Box Seating: in back of the tent on a raised deck; great view, excellent sound, and cocktail service; A-price+$15 Captain’s Spirits of Bayfield Star North of Cornucopia SAT Sept 17 1-5pm Tickets: $45 (all inclusive) $ 25 (food only) Must be 21 • Free Shuttle Service Hosted by Big Top and the Ashwabay Outdoor Education Foundation, Big TAP features brews under the big tent, local cuisine on the "Fatty 5k" trek, a commemorative tasting mug, live music, wagon rides, hammershlagen and much fun. Spend an autumn afternoon enjoying unlimited samples of local, regional and craft brews from more than 30 breweries, wineries and distilleries. The stage will feature live music from Virgil Caine and Hoff Stevens. Take a break for the "Fatty 5k" gourmet tasting adventure featuring area restaurants, producers and caterers. Participants can hike or take a leisurely wagon ride, winding up and around Nordic and alpine ski trails, before crossing the ridge of Mt. Ashwabay. The vista offers outstanding views of Lake Superior and the Apostle Islands. This wildly popular event benefits Big Top Chautauqua and the Ashwabay Outdoor Educational Foundation. (715)373-5552 WWW.BIGTOP.ORG 31