2015 Summer Line-Up

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!

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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!

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Free Shuttle

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.

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Volunteer

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.

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Support Big Top

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.

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Greg Brown at Big Top

Tonight! It's great weather for the last show in August! See you at the tent!
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Greg Brown at Big Top

August 29, 2015, 7:30pm

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