Season Program | Big Top Chautauqua 2017 | Page 35

Friday, September 15, 2017 • 7:00 PM Tickets: $ 29 ∆Dance Alert - All seating will be removed from the tent A jam band with a unique style and presence, the Big Wu combines strong, free flowing improvisation and vocal harmonies, with finely crafted songs for all tastes. The story goes that “the Wu”, bound for rock stardom, sold their souls for a case of Old Style beer one thirsty night long ago. The legend and the band live on. Still rocking their powerful, moving, and energizing original music for the fans, we’re pleased to welcome them back for their 2nd appearance at the tent.. Black River Revue plays freshwater bluegrass from the twin ports of Duluth, MN and Superior, WI. BRR has crafted their own sound made up of mostly original music which can be heard on their debut album Garbage Pickin’ (2013). Their sophomore album Spring Thaw was released in 2014; their latest release will be revealed at this performance! Sponsored by: •Northland College Student Association• Dillman’s is a nostalgic resort on a lush, private peninsula with boating, beaches, tennis, biking & more. Accommodating 220 in air-conditioned motel units, lakeside cabins and lake houses. Perfect for family vacations, reunions & retreats. Spring & fall packages. Pets welcome. Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017 • 1-5 PM Tickets: $ 45 (all inclusive) / $ 25 (food only) Must be 21 • Free Shuttle Service • "Fatty 5k" 1-3 pm Hosted by Big Top and Mt. Ashwabay, Big TAP features brews under the big tent, local cuisine on the “Fatty 5k” trek, a commemorative tasting mug, live music, wagon rides, hammershlagen and much fun. Spend an autumn afternoon enjoying unlimited samples of local, regional and craft brews from more than 30 breweries, wineries and distilleries. The stage will feature live music from Big Wave Dave & The Ripples and Hoff Stevens. Take a break for the “Fatty 5k” gourmet tasting adventure featuring area restaurants, producers and caterers from 1-3 pm . Participants can hike or take a leisurely wagon ride, winding up and around Nordic and alpine ski trails, before crossing the ridge of Mt. Ashwabay. The vista offers outstanding views of Lake Superior and the Apostle Islands. This wildly popular event benefits Big Top Chautauqua and the Ashwabay Outdoor Educational Foundation. Sponsored by: •Star Liquor• •Star North-Cornucopia• •Sixth Street Market• •Superior Beverage• •Captain’s Spirits-Bayfield• •Northwest Beverages• Offering 50 internationally known instructors teaching courses in: watercolor, oil, acrylic, pastel, mixed media, collage, pocket sketching, photography, nature study and more in state-of-the- art lakeside studios and plein air during 4 and 5-day workshops. Locals welcome. Scholarships available. DILLMANS.COM • 715-588-3143 • 13 MILES NW OF MINOCQUA WHITEWINTER.COM Specializing in Hand-Crafted Meads, Hard Cider & Spirits. 68323 Lea Street • Iron River, Wisconsin (715) 372-5656 • 800-697-2006 (715)373-5552 WWW.BIGTOP.ORG 35