Season Program | Big Top Chautauqua 2018 - Page 3

CONTENTS 3 3 Feature Articles Connect with your favorite performing artists in the heart of the beautiful Northwoods. Join us for more than 60 concerts this year including international headliners, regional talent, and original productions – all in an intimate 900 seat canvas tent nestled near the shores of Lake Superior. 4 Welcome to Big Top 7 Meet the Blue Canvas Orchestra 11 Tent Show Radio Now On Spotify 12 Connect with Family and Culture 15 Celebrating Lake Superior and Our Waters 19 Bluegrass Day Camp for Kids 28 Native American Community Connections Event 30 Big Top Debuts All Aboard: Songs of the Railroad 33 Ways You Can Support Big Top Take a scenic drive up north and find us at the top of Wisconsin just outside of Bayfield. Enjoy the convenience of free parking or free local shuttle service, and the on-site food, bar, and gift shop during shows. 42 Volunteers: This Is Your Big Top! More than just a performing arts venue, we’re a non-profit with a mission to celebrate history and the environment through entertaining and educational events. As a non- profit, our shows go on each year because of the support of ticket buyers and the generosity of hundreds of volunteers, donors, and sponsors. We are truly an organization of the community. 3 3 Schedules and Planning 22 One-Page Full Season Schedule 23 Plan Your Visit 24 Venue Seating Chart 25 Shuttles and Ferry Information Program subject to change. Pat & Emmer Shields, Big Top Volunteers We invite you to experience the big blue tent where music, nature, and culture come together. You can also bring Big Top with you by tuning into Tent Show Radio on listener- supported stations nationwide. For more information, visit us online at or give us a call at 715-373-5552. WWW. BI GTO P.O RG 3