Season Program | Big Top Chautauqua 2017 - Page 24

Bruce Hornsby and The Noisemakers Friday, July 21, 2017 • 7:30 PM Saturday, July 22, 2017 • 7:30 PM Sunday, July 23, 2017 • 7:30 PM Tickets: $ 22 adult/ $ 11 student Tickets: $ 40/ $ 50/ $ 62 Tickets: $ 48/ $ 66/ $ 78 Also plays June 29 and July 9 Corey Carlson and Severin Behnen lead the Blue Canvas Orchestra in an evening of songs from the quintessential pop rock group of the 60s - The Beatles. No funny hairdos or outfits, just musical virtuosity by members of Big Top’s house band, complete with string section, as they interpret their favorite Beatles songs. Sing along with your favorites such as “Yesterday,” “Let It Be,” “I Am the Walrus” and “The Long and Winding Road.” Sponsored by: •Washburn IGA/Spirits by the Bay• Opening set: Roma di Luna Opening set: Hope Country Andrew Bird has been called a musical innovator who winds together his trademark violin technique with xylophone, vocals and sophisticated electronic looping. Add in his uncanny ability to whistle anything, and he becomes a riveting one-man orchestra. He was initially known through his work with the band Squirrel Nut Zippers before forming Bowl of Fire, and is now best known as a solo musician. He wrote “The Whistling Caruso” for The Muppets and performed the whistling heard in both the film and the soundtrack. Bird composed the score for the FX original series Baskets. Singer, songwriter and keyboardist Bruce Hornsby draws from classical, jazz, bluegrass, folk, Motown, gospel, rock, blues, and jam band traditions. His recordings have been recognized with multiple awards including the 1987 Grammy Award for Best New Artist with Bruce Hornsby and the Range, the 1990 Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album, and the 1994 Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance. Hornsby has also achieved recognition for his solo work, his touring band Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers, his bluegrass project with Ricky Skaggs and his appearances as a session and guest musician. He also collaborated with The Grateful Dead and was an unofficial member of the band from September 1990 to March 1992, playing over 100 shows. Sponsored by: •CF Design• •Blacklist Artisan Ales• Media Sponsor: •Wisconsin Public Radio Sponsored by: •Todd Jodarski & Pamela Henry• •Kylmala Truss & Northern Composite Foundations• LOSTCREEKADVENTURES.ORG 715-953-2223 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.