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Saturday, September 3, 2022 at 7:00 PM CDT
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Saturday, September 3, 2022 • 7:00 PM
Tickets*: $56/$76/$90

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Revered for their impeccable harmonies, a parade of hits, fine-tuned choreography, and often referred to as “American Music Royalty,” world-renowned superstars The Temptations are hitting the road on the heels of their milestone 60th Anniversary year. Beloved as one of Motown’s most elastic acts, they’ve tackled lush pop and politically charged funk with inimitable flair, and through the decades have weathered a stream of changes in personnel and the music industry with dignity and grace. Founded in Detroit some 60 years ago, The Temptations set in motion a journey that saw them become one of the first African American musical acts to crossover into mainstream America, as they achieved unparalleled success during one of the most turbulent periods in American history. It is undeniable that the Temptations have had a profound impact on mainstream culture, making significant contributions to American culture, African American communities, as well as the global music landscape.

Throughout their 60 year career, The Temptations have released 43 full-length studio albums - 19 of which have been certified either Gold or Platinum and 16 of which rose to #1 on the R&B charts - they have earned 15 Top Ten hits, including blockbuster #1 Hits “Just My Imagination” certified Platinum “Papa Was A Rollin Stone” and Certified Platinum “My Girl” which was inducted into the Library of Congress's National Recording Registry in 2018. The group has also received numerous accolades which include, 4 Grammy Awards, the Recording Academy’s Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award, the NAACP Image Hall of Fame Award, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and a star on the Apollo Theater’s Walk of Fame. With the January 2022 release of their latest album Temptations 60, The Temptations continue bringing joy to audiences of all ages as founding member Dr. Otis Williams continues to lead the group and carry the torch for the next generation of Temptations’ fans.

*Plus applicable taxes and fees:

  • 5.5% State and local sales tax
  • $3 Facility Fee per ticket (facility fee is used for tent, building, and grounds needs)
  • 2% Handling Fee per order, up to a maximum of $8
  • "All-In Gate Pricing" Purchases at the gate (totaled with taxes and fees) will be rounded up to the nearest dollar to expedite the line
  • No refunds or exchanges for any shows

Dance Alert! We never know when joyous dancing or standing may break out. We try to make it fun for everyone. If you are not a dancer and don't want to be caught behind one, try choosing seats in the mid-center or back sections.

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Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua
32525 Ski Hill Road
Bayfield WI 54814

Performance Notes

GROUNDS PASS (outside/uncovered): General admission access to grounds. Seating is not provided by venue. BYO chair or blanket. Weather may impact sight lines. No access to tent seating.

Please PRINT YOUR TICKETS and bring them with you to be scanned at the venue entrance gate. We do not recommend relying on WIFI internet service at the gate to view tickets via mobile device. If you would like to be more selective about your seats, please call our box office to purchase tickets at (715) 373-5552.