Support Big Top

If Big Top Chautauqua makes a difference in your life, please remember us with a year-end contribution.  We still need your help to meet our annual fundraising goal.  Read the Year End Letter from Kim Ogle and Terry Matier.  Big Top does some pretty big (and pretty cool) things for a small organization, and sometimes ticket prices may seem high – but without support from our donors, ticket prices would need to be 30% higher.

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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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Upcoming Shows

Sat 20

Big Top Opry

June 20, 2015 @ 7:30 pm
Fri 03

Gaelic Storm

July 3, 2015 @ 7:30 pm
Sat 18

The Charlie Daniels Band

July 18, 2015 @ 7:30 pm
Thu 06

The Wailin’ Jennys

August 6, 2015 @ 7:30 pm