2015 Summer Line-Up

Kicking off the season on 6/13 Michael Franti & Spearhead! The following week join us for The Blue Canvas Orchestra in Concert and New First Night with Peter Yarrow and the BCO, and don’t miss The Big Top Opry 6/20!  6/25 Shanties and Shipwrecks, Home Free takes the stage 6/26, and Jim Belushi & The Board of Comedy Saturday 6/27. The weekend ends with a bang with Melissa Etheridge for her This is M.E. Solo, 6/28. Shows Thur-Sun all summer click to check out this season’s line-up!

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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 operate for most shows from June thru Sept.  Shuttle for Big TAP on Sept. 19 is available.  Shuttle is now available for matinees. Call for more information 715-373-5552. NOTE: Construction on HWY 13 between Washburn and Ashland will delay traffic from now into July. It’s recommended you leave early by 30 minutes to arrive at your pickup location.

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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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Some of our Past Performers

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

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Being a sponsor at Big Top gives your company the option to have a pre-show catered event in our VIP Tent!

We love being able to support local bakeries, restaurants, cafés and catering services in the area.
This album is to showcase the wonderful spreads and food they bring for our Blue Canvas Orchestra and our touring artists :)

Thank you to the following businesses:
Ashland Baking Company
Coco's Cafe
Good Thyme
Catering by Marcia Trelstad
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Being a sponsor at Big Top gives your company the option to have a pre-show catered event in our VIP Tent! We love being able to support local bakeries, restaurants, cafés and catering services in t...

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Last Big Top Idol audition today (4:00PM – 6:30PM at Big Top Chautauqua, the top of Ski Hill Road, Bayfield). Grand Prize increased from last year to $500! Hope you'll be there! ... See MoreSee Less

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