Big Top Chautauqua

Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua is Wisconsin’s most unique entertainment venue — a 900 seat, state-of-the-art, all-canvas tent theater located at the base of Mt. Ashwabay three miles south of Bayfield off Hwy. 13. Each year, mid-June through mid-Sept, Big Top presents a 50+ summer show season featuring renowned touring artists and our own house band, the celebrated Blue Canvas Orchestra. Visit Big Top to enjoy one of the many Chautauqua Original Musicals by the Blue Canvas Orchestra, or hear national performers like Keb’ Mo’, Joan Baez, Willie Nelson, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and others. Come see what all the ballyhoo is about! For performance schedules and tickets visit www.bigtop.org or call our box office at 715-373-5552.


  • Live Concerts
  • Original Shows highlighting local history with big-screen visuals
  • National and international touring artists
  • FREE shuttle from Bayfield, Washburn & Ashland
  • Great Family Entertainment