Season Program | Big Top Chautauqua 2018 - Page 6

Shows J U N E NEW FIRST NIGHT: Blue Canvas Orchestra w/ Special Guests The New Standards and Host Michael Perry 15 It’s Big Top’s traditional season kickoff: a night to conjure the blue magic with top musicians, big screen visuals, and the Native American Blessing of the Tent. The Blue Canvas Orchestra will play favorites old and new, and special guest group The New Standards will join us with their jazz arrangements of pop, glam, soul, and rock. Michael Perry will host to make the night a live recording of Tent Show Radio. Friday 7:30p $ 22 Adult $ BRANDI CARLILE Sponsored by TERRY PANIAN & PAT EFFERTZ 11 Youth 🎪 🎪 BCO+ with opener The Secret Sisters 16 Saturday 7:30p 53 / $ 71 / $ 88 $ Brandi Carlile’s music has been categorized over the years as folk, pop, country, rock, alternative, and Americana. As she continues to defy genres, she also seems to defy gravity, bringing magic with every show. She’s an absolute Big Top favorite, returning with her heralded new release By the Way, I Forgive You, an album about “radical acceptance and unconditional love.” Sponsored by STAR NORTH CORNUCOPIA and KIM & DEREK OGLE 🎶 🎶 Dance alert! SUPERIOR! SONGS AND STORIES OF THE BIG LAKE 17 Celebrate the power, majesty, history, and wonder of the largest freshwater lake on Earth. Jan Lee and Severin Behnen present original songs and stories of Lake Superior with the Blue Canvas Orchestra. Performances that are strong with heart and humor, along with spectacular big-screen images by Betty Ferris, will immerse you in the life and culture of these storied waters. Sunday 7:30p $ Sponsored by AIS AMERICAN INSURANCE SERVICES and SECURA INSURANCE COMPANIES 22 Adult $ JACKSON BROWNE 11 Youth 🎪 🎪 BCO+ 18 Monday 7:30p $ 79 / $ 99 / $ 112 BEST OF BIG TOP OPRY 21 Thursday 7:30p $ 22 Adult $ 6 🎪 🎪 BCO+ 11 Youth You can use your BCO+Pass or Family Blanket Pass. 📖 📖 Article on page 15 Known for numerous hits including “Running On Empty” and “Doctor My Eyes,” Jackson Browne defined songwriting charged with honesty, emotion and personal politics. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004 and the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame in 2007. Since his 1972 debut he has released fourteen studio albums and four collections of live performances. Sponsored by PAT & JUDY SEBRANEK and BEVERLY & FRED PINKERTON Celebrate country and western music from the 30s through the 80s as the Blue Canvas Orchestra and special guests bring together the music of Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Merle Haggard, Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash, and many more stars of the Grand Ole’ Opry. This show mashes up favorites from Big Top Opry, and Big Top Opry 2: The Outlaw Years. 🎪 🎪 BCO+ 🎶 🎶 Dance alert! High-energy show, audiences likely to stand up/dance. ( 7 15 ) 373 - 5 5 52