Season Program | Big Top Chautauqua 2017 - Page 22

Josh Ritter & Brett Dennen Friday, July 14, 2017 • 7:30 PM Saturday, July 15, 2017 • 7:30 PM Sunday, July 16, 2017 • 1:00 PM Tickets: $ 30/ $ 40/ $ 48 Tickets: $ 26/ $ 38/ $ 48 FREE event - No ticket required Big Top is pleased to welcome two of the hippest Indie songwriters to the tent in an acoustic double bill. The New York Times says: “The literary-minded songwriter Josh Ritter… recharges his music on his eighth studio album, Sermon on the Rocks…Harking back to Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen and maybe a little Mark Knopfler, Mr. Ritter has always been a slinger of serious ideas and high-flown imagery.” Brett Dennen is a folk singer/songwriter and self-proclaimed “Wild Child.” He’s also a social activist striving for equality and peace, topics which find their way into his song lyrics along with themes of vulnerability and forgiveness. With songs like “Cracklin’ Rosie,” “Song Sung Blue,” and “Sweet Caroline,” Neil Diamond has sold over 100 million records worldwide, and produced musical hits spanning five decades. As a Tin Pan Alley song writer in the mid 60s, he penned songs recorded by everyone from Elvis Presley to Deep Purple and, of course, the Monkee’s classic, “I’m A Believer.” Join Matt, Jeff, and Tommy Vee (nephew and sons of the legendary Bobby Vee), for a celebration of this amazing music icon. After performing to 23,000 fans at Joetown Rocks, this wonderful show is making its way to the Big Top stage. African Acrobats International, Inc. has established the ultimate African Circus showcasing the cradle of all cultures, the ultimate source for all music, dance and ritual for all humanity. The thought of this rich continent brings to mind at once mysticism, magic and excitement. The African Acrobats International, Inc. has something new to bring to American audiences: the allure of the African Circus. Sponsored by: Essentia Health - Ashland Clinic Sponsored by: •In Memory of David Card• Media Sponsor: •WDIO TV - Channel 10 Duluth• Sponsored by: •Deep Water Grille & The Alley• •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• The ONLY resort and casino nestled on the shores of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. Legendar y Waters FREE SHUTTLE SERVICE 800.226.8478 3 MILES NORTH OF BAYFIELD | RED CLIFF, WI FOLLOW US ON 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.