Featured Artist

Nahko and Medicine for the People
September 12 @ 7:00 pm | $28/$32 at the door
Opener by Dustin Thomas

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 This is our year-end feel-good party.  All of the seats are out of the tent – people stand and dance in the front and sit in their own lawn chairs in the back.  Who better to lead this party than Nahko Bear?!  Wherever he travels, Nahko is joined by a tribe of truth seekers. 
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Big Tap ChautauquaFest

Beer Tasting, Music Sampling,
Unique Culinary Hike to the Top of Mt. Ashwabay
Saturday, September 13 from 1-5PM; Hike 1-3PM
Tickets: $45 | $25 Designated Foodies | Must be 21

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If you were there last year you know this is the most fun you can have on a brisk autumn day. The seats are out of the tent – just the stage and the tasting stations remain. Mt. Ashwabay will have the grills going. And the music will be playing.

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Free Shuttle

The shuttles operate for most shows from June 13 thru Sept. 12.  Shuttle for Big TAP on Sept. 13 leaves Ashland at noon
and Bayfield at 12:30.  The shuttle  is not available for matinees. Call for more information 715-373-5552.

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Volunteer Sign-Up

There’s still time to sign up for this season. Please fill out the volunteer application below. Once we have received the volunteer application, we will be sending out how to access our online sign-up forms. You will be able to request to volunteer for shows as they are put on sale to the public.

Any questions, please call or email. We want this to be easy for you to sign-up for shows! Can’t wait for summer and working with you!

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Support Big Top

It is only with your support that the Big Top can continue present the excellent and educational entertainment that you, and so many others, discover and are inspired by each year under the canvas tent. Become a member of the Blue Canvas Club when you donate $100 – and receive notice of the shows booked before the general public and merchandise discounts at the tent.

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Upcoming Events

  1. Native Pride Dancers

    September 4 @ 7:00 pm
  2. 9/5 Shanties & Shipwrecks

    September 5 @ 7:00 pm
  3. Old Last Night 2014

    September 6 @ 7:00 pm
  4. Blue Canvas Orchestra in Concert

    September 9 @ 7:00 pm
  5. Nahko and Medicine for the People

    September 12 @ 7:00 pm