2015 Summer Line-Up

Lyle Lovett and His Large Band return to the big blue tent Thursday 7/30, The Blue Canvas Orchestra celebrates the music of Bruce Burnside 7/31, Corey Carlson and the Big City Band take the stage 8/1, and our Blue Canvas Orchestra’s Belfast to Bluegrass returns 8/2! Join us Tuesday August 4th for Brandi Carlile – lawn seating is available. Next week The Wailin’ Jennys, Keb’ Mo’, a free 1:00pm performance from Mu Daiko Japanese Drummers, Take Me to the Islands, and Hot Rize.  Full 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 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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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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Lyle Lovett and his Large Band

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