Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua

  • ATTRACTIONS
  • ARTS CULTURE/ENTERTAINMENT
101 West Bayfield St.
Washburn, WI 54814
(715) 373-5552
(715) 373-5320 (fax)
Hours:
Washburn Box Office Monday-Friday, 9:00-5:00pm

About Us

As you walk on the gravel parking lot and look up at the big blue circus tent, it's hard to believe that talents such as Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson and B.B. King have played in this place. Walking read more
  • About

    As you walk on the gravel parking lot and look up at the big blue circus tent, it's hard to believe that talents such as Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson and B.B. King have played in this place. Walking into this blue canvas theater, the magic overtakes you. The acoustics in this 900-seat venue are breathtaking as the local talent of the Big Top Chautauqua house band, the Blue Canvas Orchestra, amazes you with their talents.

    Nestled at the base of Mt Ashwabay Ski Hill, 3 miles south of Bayfield, Wisconsin, Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua overlooks Lake Superior and the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. We are excited to welcome patrons back to experience the magic of Big Top for our 35th Anniversary season! Our summer schedule includes performances by renowned national, regional and touring musicians and runs from mid June to early September.

    Grab the family or your group of friends and enjoy this special experience together. The trip is so much more than just the amazing music, it's about the experience getting there to enjoy music under the stars and, of course, a big blue tent!

    For performance schedules and tickets visit www.bigtop.org or call our box office at 715-373-5552.

  • Highlights

    • Live Concerts
    • Musical depictions of local history with big-screen visuals
    • National and international touring artists
    • FREE shuttle from Bayfield, Washburn & Ashland
    • Great Family Entertainment
  • Media

  • Jobs

    Box Office & Gate Staff - Summer 2022
    Category: Arts & Entertainment
    Turn your passion for music and the arts into a seasonal position at Big Top Chautauqua as a Box Office & Gate Attendant. We are looking for a number of energetic, lighthearted and music-loving individuals to join our summer Box Office team. Positions will be customer facing and will be responsible for providing friendly & high-quality customer service. The Box Office & Gate Attendants work ...read more

    Contact

    Phone:(715) 373-5552
    Fax:(715) 373-5320
    Venue Merchandise Manager - Summer 2022
    Category: Arts & Entertainment
    Benefits include a season pass for two, venue merchandise discounts, flexible scheduling and more!   If you appreciate great concert merchandise, enjoy in-person customer service and thrive working in an often fast-paced setting while being entertained with live music under the stars, you might be the ideal candidate to become a 2022 Season Merchandise Manager at Big Top Chautauqua. We are a ...read more

    Contact

    Phone:(715) 373-5552
    Fax:(715) 373-5320
    Arist Assistant - Summer 2022
    Category: Arts & Entertainment
    Benefits include season pass for two, venue merchandise discounts, flexible scheduling and more!   Big Top Chautauqua is a performing arts organization presenting a 60+ summer show season of touring artists (Ziggy Marley, Michael Franti, Bonnie Raitt, Shakey Graves and more), as well as original shows by our house band, the Blue Canvas Orchestra. Big Top Chautauqua operates ...read more

    Contact

    Phone:(715) 373-5552
    Fax:(715) 373-5320
    Stage & Production Internship - Summer 2022
    Category: Arts & Entertainment
    Benefits include a season pass for two, venue merchandise discounts and more! Big Top Chautauqua is a performing arts organization presenting a 60+ summer show season of touring artists (Ziggy Marley, Michael Franti, Bonnie Raitt, Shakey Graves and more), as well as original shows by our house band, the Blue Canvas Orchestra. Big Top Chautauqua operates a state-of-the-art canvas tent theater ...read more

    Contact

    Phone:(715) 373-5552
    Fax:(715) 373-5320
    House Manager - Summer 2022
    Category: Arts & Entertainment
    Benefits include a season pass for two, venue merchandise discounts, flexible scheduling, and more! Big Top Chautauqua is a performing arts organization presenting a 60+ summer show season of touring artists (Michael Franti, The Beach Boys, Bonnie Raitt, Brandi Carlile and more), as well as original shows by our house band the Blue Canvas Orchestra. House Manager works at the tent located at the ...read more

    Contact

    Phone:(715) 373-5552
    Fax:(715) 373-5320
  • Directions

    3 Miles south of Bayfield, WI on Hwy 13.