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Runs from Thursday August 17 2023 to Thursday August 17 2023

Approximate running time: 2 hours


Big Top Chautauqua Tent Venue
32525 Ski Hill Road
Bayfield WI 54814

Event Notes


Gaelic Storm

Dance Alert!

Thursday, August 17, 2023
Grounds Open: 5:30PM
Show: 7:30PM

Tickets: $30/$38/$48
Blue Canvas Club Pre-Sale: Tue, Jan 31, 2023 - 12:00pm CT
General Public Sale: Tue, Feb 7, 2023 - 12:00pm CT

Sponsored by The Bayview Beach Bums

It’s hard to imagine Gaelic Storm coming into its own after 20 years of success, but that’s precisely what makes the group a true anomaly. Founded in 1996, the band’s first major career breakthrough arrived before they had even recorded their first album. Appearing as the "steerage band" entertaining passengers with “An Irish Party in Third Class” in James Cameron's massive 1997 blockbuster Titanic , Gaelic Storm were widely embraced by audiences when they released their self-titled debut album a year later. This laid the groundwork for a career that would eventually find them topping the Billboard Charts, making appearances at mainstream music festivals, and regularly headlining the largest Irish Festivals across the country, all the while gaining a reputation as a genre-bending Irish rock band, whose songs mix Celtic traditions with something uniquely creative.

Led by founding members Patrick Murphy and Steve Twigger, the acclaimed multi-national Celtic juggernaut grows stronger with each live performance, and as you can imagine, after two decades and over 2000 shows (13 of which have been on the Big Top stage), it is a true force to be reckoned with. With their energetic mix of Irish and Scottish traditional fare, drinking songs, and playful original material they have developed a fanatic and well-diversified fan base. Country Music fans adore their storytelling, Bluegrass fans love the instrumentals, Celtic fans love their devotion to tradition, and rock fans simply relish the passion they have for their instruments.

Throughout their multi-decade career, Gaelic Storm has amassed more than 250 million streams, racked up numerous Top 10 spots on the Billboard World Charts, and released 13 studio albums including How Are We Getting Home? , Bring Yer Wellies , and What’s The Rumpus . With their most recent release Go Climb A Tree , their music has never sounded more representative of themselves as musicians and as live performers. In addition to Murphy and Twigger, the band featurespercussionist Ryan Lacey, piper Peter Purvis, and fiddle player Natalya Kay.

Ticket Options

Lawn/Grounds Pass (Outside/Uncovered)
  • General admission access to grounds. Seating is not provided by the venue. BYO chair or blanket. Weather may impact sight lines. No access to tent seating.
Reserved Seating (Inside/Covered)
  • Includes seating provided by the venue inside the tent and covered by structure. Available seating options include 1st tier, 2nd tier, box seating, and table seating.

Ticketing Policies & Fees

*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
  • Purchases made at the venue ticket gate on show night reflect order fees and taxes and will be rounded up to the nearest dollar to expedite the line.
  • All ticket sales are final. No refunds or exchanges.

Ticket holders and attendees are subject the following conditions:
  • Attendees grant unrestricted rights & licenses for use of their likeness in any form of public broadcast and production, and for promotional purposes.
  • Big Top Chautauqua reserves the right to refuse admission or evict anyone from the venue premises due to disorderly behavior without issuing a refund.
  • Big Top Chautauqua reserves the right to search all persons, packages, bags, and other items entering venue grounds and/or other properties owned by Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua. The safety of our guests, volunteers, staff, and artists are top priority.
  • All venue policies and procedures are subject to change without notice.

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