Support Big Top

A huge thank you to our donors, friends, and volunteers for your hard work and generosity! With your help Big Top met our annual fundraising need. Your unrestricted gifts to Big Top this year totaled $110,714 and will help present another season of great touring artists, the original shows of the Blue Canvas Orchestra, and free performances, workshops, and camps.

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Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua (sha-ta-qwa) is a year round non profit performing arts organization with a rich history. We operate an intimate 900-seat, all-canvas, state-of-the-art tent theater, producing and presenting a fifty-plus night summer season of concerts, plays, lectures, and a highly acclaimed professional local troupe which performs original multi-media musicals in the tent and on tour. 

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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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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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Some of our Past Performers

Abigail Washburn Adaawe African Children’s Choir America American Brass Revue American Indian Dance Theatre

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Sign up for our eBlast and stay up-to-date on upcoming shows, events, and news.

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Upcoming Shows

Sat 16

30th Annual Tent Raising

May 16 @ 7:00 am
Sat 20

Big Top Opry

June 20 @ 7:30 pm
Fri 03

Gaelic Storm

July 3 @ 7:30 pm
Sat 18

The Charlie Daniels Band

July 18 @ 7:30 pm