Season Program | Big Top Chautauqua 2018 - Page 35

A U G U S T Shows MICHAEL PERRY AND THE LONG BEDS 24 Friday 7:30p $ 22 Adult $ ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL 11 Youth 25 Saturday 7:30p 32 / $ 46 / $ 58 $ RIDING THE WIND 26 Sunday 7:30p $ 22 Adult $ 11 Youth Michael Perry’s band has been variously described as ‘country folk,’ ‘folk-twang,’ and Americana. He’s best known for his numerous books including New York Times bestseller “Visiting Tom,” and he is also our very own host of Tent Show Radio. Perry began writing songs in the 1990s to break up all-night typing sessions. His mix of straight-up twang, churchly harmonies, and humorous storytelling have made Michael a Big Top favorite. 🎪 🎪 BCO+ Ray Benson founded western swing band Asleep at the Wheel in Paw Paw, West Virginia 48 years ago. Today the band holds 10 Grammy awards, 20 studio albums and 20 singles on the Billboard charts. They’ve got a fresh look, fresh sound, and new album in 2018 – so you’ll be swingin’ all night long when the Wheel rolls into town! Sponsored by DENNY & JUDY KURSCHNER Original music, song-stories, and beautiful big-screen photography lead this musical history of Bayfield and the island environs, with secrets of Red Cliff and Old La Pointe. Take a journey with lighthouse keepers, Ojibwe, dreamers and schemers, voyageurs, fishermen, and more. Created in 1985 by Warren Nelson and Betty Ferris, this was the first show ever performed on the Big Top stage! Sponsored by WOODY & LINDA PETERSEN 🎪 🎪 BCO+ LYLE LOVETT AND HIS LARGE BAND 30 Thursday 7:30p $ 75 / $ 92 / $ 106 Singer and composer Lyle Lovett has broadened the definition of American music in a career that spans 14 albums. Coupled with his gift for storytelling, the Texas-based musician fuses elements of country, swing, jazz, folk, gospel and blues in a manner that breaks down barriers. His works, rich and eclectic, are some of the most beloved of any artist today. Sponsored by T.J. JODARSKI & PAMELA HENRY JOHN HIATT AND THE GONERS, FEATURING SONNY LANDRETH 31 Friday 7:30p 55 / $ 68 / $ 80 $ WWW. BI GTO P.O RG 🎪 🎪 BCO+ Hiatt & The Goners play the entire album Slow Turning, along with greatest hits. A master songwriter, his songs have been recorded by Bob Dylan, Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris, and many more. He received a star on Nashville’s Walk of Fame, the Americana Music Association’s Lifetime Achievement for Songwriter award, and was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. Sponsored by FIORIO WEALTH ADVISORS and NORTHERN STATE BANK You can use your BCO+Pass or Family Blanket Pass. 🎶 🎶 Dance alert! High-energy show, audiences likely to stand up/dance. 35