Season Program | Big Top Chautauqua 2017 - Page 19

Saturday, July 1, 2017 • 7:30 PM Sunday, July 2, 2017 • 1:00 PM Sunday, July 2, 2017 • 7:30 PM Reserved Seating: $ 49 FREE event - No ticket required Tickets: $ 22 adult/ $ 11 student Opening set: Barefoot Wonder Native American flutist Darren Thompson, Ojibwe from the Lac Du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, performs and tells the history of this iconic and ancient instrument. He is joined by guest Laughing Fox from the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and violinist Aleah Eagleboy, Oglala Lakota from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. Dancer Michelle Reed, Lac Du Flambeau Ojibwe, joins with members of her Woodland Sky Dance Troupe. A special appearance by magician Reuben Fast Horse, Hunkpapa Lakota, who will talk about the importance of magic and illusion in Native Culture and perform some mystifying tricks. 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. ∆Dance Alert Eight-time Grammy winner, Emmy winner, humanitarian, singer, songwriter, and producer Ziggy Marley continually progresses at every turn. Ziggy’s musical history dates back to ten-years-old when he sat in on recording sessions with his father, Bob Marley. His eight-album catalog with the Melody Makers encompasses three Grammy Awards, countless sold out shows, and anthems including “Look Who’s Dancing,” “Tomorrow People,” and “Conscious Party.” Since making his solo debut in 2003, he received the Grammy for “Best Reggae Album” in 2006, 2012, and 2015 in addition to the Award for “Best Children’s Album” in 2011. “Everything happens when it’s meant to happen,” he says. “That’s how my career has been since the beginning.” Sponsored by: •Bent Paddle Brewing Co.• Also plays August 20 Sponsored by: Essentia Health - Ashland Clinic •Apostle Island Cruise Service•Ashland Rotary Club•Bad River Lodge & Casino• •BMO Harris Bank•Chequamegon Bay Arts Council•Chippewa Valley Bank• •In Memory of Scot Geissler•Ruth & Bruce Goetz•The Inn on Madeline Island• •Deb & Jeff Lewis•Pier Plaza•Karen Traut•Von Holzen Chevrolet, Buick, GMC• •Walmart-Ashland Store•Washburn IGA•WI Arts Board w/funds from State of WI and the National Endowment for the Arts•Media sponsor: Wisconsin Public Radio• Sponsored by: •Pat Effertz & Terry Panien• Looking for: • Some peace and quiet • Rest and relaxtion in a beautiful park-like setting • Lodging close to Big Top and everything Bayfield has to offer? Then look no further than Pinehurst Inn, an eco-friendly bed & breakfast. Alpine Skiing • Snowboarding • XC Skiing Skijoring • Snowshoeing • Fat-tire biking Rental • Instruction • Family Friendly Events www.mtashwabay.org 715-779-3227 (715)373-5552 WWW.BIGTOP.ORG 19