Season Program | Big Top Chautauqua 2018 - Page 20

Shows J U LY BELFAST TO BLUEGRASS 26 The Blue Canvas Orchestra takes you on a historical adventure of jigs and ballads, journeying through the transformation of traditional Celtic tunes into bluegrass and other genres. Before the United States was formed, its people were merging and transforming the ethnic sounds of their roots. Travel with us to the Appalachian Mountains by way of a quarter million Scots Irish! Thursday 7:30p $ 22 Adult $ Sponsored by BEST WESTERN THE HOTEL CHEQUAMEGON 11 Youth πŸŽͺ πŸŽͺ BCO+ RUFUS WAINWRIGHT with openers Lucy Wainwright Roche and Cory Chisel & Adriel Denae 27 Friday 7:30p $ 42 / $ 52 / $ 65 Rufus Wainwright has established himself as one of the great male vocalists, composers, and songwriters of his generation. He has received two Juno Awards and two nominations, and was nominated for Songwriter of the Year in 2008. He has collaborated with artists including Elton John, David Byrne, Boy George, Joni Mitchell, Pet Shop Boys and producer Mark Ronson among others. Sponsored by MOTION TO GO and THOUGHTFUL LEARNING Media Sponsor: WISCONSIN PUBLIC RADIO ALL ABOARD: SONGS OF THE RAILROAD 28 The golden age of railroads comes to life with original music and big-screen visuals. The Blue Canvas Orchestra plays songs from the Nelson Ferris Concert Co. 1992 production On the Velvet, plus train songs by others ranging from Johnny Cash to Boxcar Willie. Ride the rails of time with this new show by Severin Behnen and Tom Mitchell with special guest Warren Nelson. Saturday 7:30p $ 22 Adult $ Sponsored by BROWNSTONE RX IN MEMORY OF BOB PUFALL 11 Youth πŸŽͺ πŸŽͺ BCO+ RONNIE MILSAP with opener tbd 29 Sunday 7:30p $ 44 / $ 52 / $ 68 Ronnie Milsap led the charge when country music was moving beyond its roots into the mainstream of modern entertainment. With 40 #1 hits, eight gold albums, six Grammys, eight Country Music Association awards, and four Academy of Country Music trophies, including the lifetime honor Pioneer Award, Milsap is the pre-eminent country soul singer of his generation. Sponsored by LULICH IMPLEMENT and SIXTH STREET MARKET SHAKEY GRAVES with opener Reflectivore 31 Tuesday 7:30p $ 20 πŸŽͺ πŸŽͺ BCO+ 44 Reserved Seating You can use your BCO+Pass or Family Blanket Pass. Shakey Graves has been categorized as an Americana singer/songwriter, thanks to his traditionally rooted songs, f luent acoustic-guitar picking, and Texas roots. He was named Best Emerging Artist at the 2015 Americana Music Awards. But that tag will undoubtedly be dismissed as restrictive and irrelevant when his radical new album Can’t Wake Up is released and performed for live show audiences. Sponsored by MOTION TO GO, THE FAT RADISH, and KELLY & CREW 🎢 🎢 Dance alert! 🎢 🎢 Dance alert! High-energy show, audiences likely to stand up/dance. ( 7 15 ) 373 - 5 5 52