Illuminated musical history of Bayfield area performed by Blue Canvas Orchestra with Warren NelsonRead More
Laugh-out-loud, good-time comedy by Emmy Award-winning comedianRead More
Join us Saturday afternoon for Essentia Health Free Family Matinee featuring Red Cliff’s own Native Expressions!Read More
Contemporary Native American sounds with traditional dancers, messages of peace and hope.Read More
A multi-cultural celebration of American music: First Nation, Blues, Folk, w/ Waubanewquay Day, Tall Paul, Robert Robinson *Kids 1/2 PriceRead More
The torch-bearers of Western and Cowboy music plus humor and mayhem “The Cowboy Way” *Kids Half PriceRead More
Coming up on Sep 12!Read More
Music, Celebration, Laughter feat. Michael Perry, Blue Canvas Orchestra, The Quebe Sisters and guest appearances from Laurie Otis and Molly Stoddard! Saturday, September 12!Read More
Coming up on Sep 18!Read More
Live Music 30+ Beer & Spirit Vendors 20+ Food Vendors Fatty “5k” 1-3 PM Doors Open at Noon Get Your Tickets Today!Read More
September shows commence at 7:00pm. Ride the winds of time and have fun while you learn in this classic “illuminated musical history” Riding the Wind this Friday evening 9/4. Saturday night 9/5 get ready to laugh when comedian Paula Poundstone invades the Big Blue Tent. Join us Sunday 9/6 at 1:00 for Essentia Health Free Family Matinee: Brulé w/ Native Expressions Drum & Dance then at 7:00pm Brulé & AIRO take the stage with contemporary Native American sounds and rhythms in a powerfully, stunning performance. See you at the tent!Read More
Nestled at the base of Mt. Ashwabay Ski Hill, 3 miles south of Bayfield, Wisconsin, Big Top overlooks Lake Superior and the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. Our summer schedule includes performances by renowned national, regional and touring musicians and runs from mid June to early September. On balmy summer nights the tent sidewalls can be lifted and people may sit outside and even up on the hillside. The sound is superb and on clear nights you can see the Milky Way and sometimes even the Northern Lights!
The shuttles operates evening and matinee performances including Big TAP ChautauquaFest. Call for more information 715-373-5552. NOTE: Construction on HWY 13 between Washburn and Ashland may delay traffic from now through July.Read More
Love Big Top? Consider becoming a volunteer. Ushers, Car Parkers, Cart Drivers, Artist Transport, EMT’s and Office Support needed. Please fill out the volunteer application below. You will be able to request to volunteer for specific dates and shows as they are put on sale to the public.
As a small tent doing some pretty big and exciting things, it is your support that influences our ongoing capacity to present new original performances from the Blue Canvas Orchestra, world-renowned touring artists and educational family programming. Consider a gift to support the future of our remarkable tent theater.Read More
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