New 2017 Shows Announced!

It’s almost concert time! Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua, just three miles from Bayfield, Wisconsin and overlooking Lake Superior, has released several names of musicians who will appear at the tent this summer.

If you have visited Big Top Chautauqua, you know about the quality sound, beautiful starlit views, and the excellent of musicians awaiting you: Mary Chapin Carpenter, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Blackberry Smoke, The Beach Boys, Asleep at the Wheel with Dale Watson, Here Come the Mummies, Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, Mary Black, Ziggy Marley, and Delbert McClinton, and many more.

For those who haven’t been, wait no longer! Audiences of all ages flock to the Big Top for a fabulous blend of good sound, open air summer concerts, and an experience like no other. Enjoy stunning views of Lake Superior from the top of Mt. Ashwabay. Hear your favorite band or take in one of the entertaining and informative historical musicals about the area.

There’s plenty to do in Bayfield to round out your visit: take a cruise amongst the Apostle Islands, hike on one of the many beautiful trails in the area, charter a sailboat and enjoy an afternoon picnic on the water, entrust a guide to show you the best views on the lake from a kayak, or rent a bike and meander along the flat, paved roads of Madeline Island.

To start planning your Bayfield summer getaway to get some “Culture Under Canvas” – or perhaps just experience Bayfield and the Big Top tent for the first time – visit at Big Top Chautauqua

The Old Rittenhouse Inn awaits you with a free shuttle stop to the Big Top just outside the front door, beautiful lake view rooms, and accommodating dinner schedules that allow you to enjoy both the show and a wonderful meal. Call 715-779-5111 today or visit to learn more about room and dining availability.