Show Sponsorship

A show sponsorship is a great way to support Big Top, receive unique promotional opportunities, and enjoy a one-of-a-kind show experience! 

A show sponsorship can be used to promote your business, honor a loved one, recognize an achievement, or celebrate a reunion of family or friends.  Sponsorships help offset the artist fees and performance costs and give unique marketing opportunities to business’.  Your support is important to Big Top Chautauqua’s ability to bring diverse performers to the tent stage. 

Sponsorship benefits include VIP tickets, recognition in print pieces and online, and special perks like autographed concert posters and entertaining opportunities.

Special Thanks to our 2014 Sponsors

The Bayfield Inn ~ Big Top Chautauqua’s 2014 Season Underwriting Sponsor

The Boldt Company ~ Providing Support of Big Top Chautauqua’s Original Performances


The Alliance for Sustainability ~ American Family Insurance ~ Apostle Islands Area Community Fund ~ Apostle Islands Heritage Preservation Conservancy ~ Ashland Construction Co. ~
Auto-Owners Insurance


Bayfield Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Bureau ~ Bayfield County Tourism ~ Bayview Beach Bums ~ Big Top Chautauqua Board of Directors ~ Big Water Coffee Roasters ~ Bob Breunig  ~ Bremer Bank ~ Jim and Lee Bujold


Capital Brewing ~ CF Design ~ C.G. Bretting Manufacturing Co., Inc. ~ Chana and Al Chechik ~ Patty and Arnie Carver  ~ Chequamegon Bay Arts Council ~  Chippewa Valley Bank ~ Corneille Law Group LLC


Deep Water Grille ~ Bob Durfey and Ann Barthelemy


The Egg Toss Café ~ Essentia Health, Ashland Clinic


Fiorio Brothers Investments ~ Don Funk


Larry and Pat Gansluckner ~ Therene Gazdik ~ Ruth and Bruce Goetz ~ Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission ~ Bill and Barb Gover


Haukaas & Madison, S.C. ~ Hauser’s Superior View Farm


Johnson Motor Sales, New Richmond WI


Kelly & Crew


LBS Insurance Group ~ Legendary Waters Resort and Casino


The Inn on Madeline Island ~ Madeline Island Museum ~ Maggie’s Restaurant ~ Judy and Tom Manley ~ Memorial Medical Center ~ Midland Services Inc.,~ Motion to Go


Norske Nook & Northwood’s Brewing ~ Jim Nepstad and Deb Diamond-Nepstad ~ Northern Clearing Inc., ~ Northern State Bank ~ Northland College


Derek and Kim Ogle


Jim and Joy Perry ~ Pier Plaza & Bayfront Inn ~ The Pinehurst Inn


Duane and Sandy Raspotnik


Seagull Bay Motel ~ Pat and Judy Sebranek ~ Rick, Theresa and Alan Seppa ~ Star Liquor ~  Chris and Leo Stern ~ Super H Foods ~ The 5 Senses, Phillips, WI




In Honor of U.S. Coast Guard Station Bayfield, WI


Von Holzen Chevrolet


Washburn Community Educational Foundation ~ Washburn IGA  ~ White Winter Winery ~ Thomas and Patricia Wiatr ~ Wild Rice Restaurant ~ Wisconsin Public Radio


Xcel Energy



Sponsor Benefits:

Complimentary seats – 10 front row seats or 10 ‘VIP’ box seats with beverage service from Mount Ashwabay. Sponsors also have first right to purchase surrounding seats for their guests.

Custom Tickets – Business or Sponsor name printed on all tickets purchased for show

Print Recognition – Sponsors are recognized in the season magazine and season brochure with the sponsored performance. The magazine is a keepsake piece distributed through regional newspapers and direct mail (April deadline). The season brochure is available at local and regional locations.

Tent Recognition – Sponsors are recognized live from the stage, on banners displayed all season long at the tent and on our pre-show and intermission slideshows. Other promotional opportunities at the tent can be made available.

Web Presence – Sponsors are highlighted on and to over 18,000 customers through e-blasts with a click through logo or link.  Use the opportunity to drive customers to your website or specific event!

Autographed Poster Sponsors are recognized on show posters, plus receive an autographed show poster to frame and display.

Entertaining Opportunities– Sponsor receive complimentary use of our VIP tent the night of your sponsored performance, catering available. Sponsoring a show is a great recognition opportunity for your employees. Treat your staff to a picnic and show. We can accommodate large groups and provide catering options.

 Premium Headliner Sponsorship $4,000* | Headliner Sponsorship $2,500* | House Show Sponsorship $1,250
*Occasionally headliners have a higher cost and therefore a higher sponsorship fee.
Sponsorships can be tailored to meet the needs of your group, company or organization.