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About Big Top Chautauqua
It all started on a ski hill in 1986...
Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua is a non-profit arts organization with a mission to provide entertaining and educational activities that celebrate excellence in entertainment, history, culture, and the environment.
For 36 years, the intimate 900 seat canvas tent venue has showcased world-renowned touring acts, regional performers, and an inimitable brand of original shows that feature Big Top's famed house band, the Blue Canvas Orchestra.
Listen to Live Recordings From Big Top Every Week
on Tent Show Radio
Hosted by NYT best-selling author Michael Perry, Tent Show Radio is Big Top's independently produced weekly radio program that showcases the best live recordings from the acclaimed performers who grace the Chautauqua stage.
Since its premiere in 1994, the program has featured artists like Johnny Cash, B.B King, Brandi Carlile, Willie Nelson, Don McLean, and many more!