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Occurs on Saturday July 8 2023

Approximate running time: 2 hours


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

Event Notes

× The Ozark Mountain Daredevils
with special guest Maygen & The Birdwatcher
Saturday, July 8, 2023 • 7:30 PM


Blue Canvas Club pre-sale begins Tue, Jan 31, 2023 - 12:00pm CDT
General Public sale begins Tue, Feb 7, 2023 - 12:00pm CDT

Sponsored by Fiorio Wealth Advisors and Shaggy Dog Farm, Wedding & Event Center

One of the most iconic bands of the 1970’s, the Ozark Mountain Daredevils have been aptly described as “a ragtag collection of hippies, bohemians, and musicians of no fixed ambition.” Hailing from Springfield, Missouri the Daredevils were formed in 1971 by the songwriting team of John Dillon, Randle Chowning, Larry Lee, and Steve Cash; with Michael "Supe" Granda and Buddy Brayfield completing the line-up. One of Southern rock’s more inventive exponents, they have always been indefinable in terms of music genres, producing sounds of country-rock and electric bluegrass all on the same record, writing lyrics both whimsical and poetic, and singing harmonies that send shivers up your spine.

In 1973, they released their acclaimed debut album, recorded in London under the direction of producer Glyn Johns, contained the US Top 30 single "If You Wanna Get To Heaven", while a second success, "Jackie Blue', which reached #3, came from the band's follow-up collection, “It'll Shine When It Shines.” Recorded at Randle Chowning's ranch, these records achieved “gold” status and showcased the group’s strong harmonies and intuitive musicianship. Following a hiatus, the Daredevils were reactivated in the late 1980’s by Dillon, Cash and Granda, with Steve Canaday (drums/guitar/vocals) and D. Clinton Thompson (guitar). The resulting album, “Modern History” found the band with a new lease on life as they carried on into the new millennium with a new line-up featuring Dillon, Cash, Granda, Ron Gremp (drums) and Bill Brown (guitar/vocals). In the years that followed, the Daredevils released a number of major label and independent record label recordings, traveled millions of miles performing throughout North America and Europe, and continued to grow and maintain a loyal and dedicated fan base throughout the world.

More than 50 years since their founding, their songs are still regularly played on Classic Radio stations and, of course, songs like “If You Wanna Get To Heaven,” “Jackie Blue,” “Chicken Train,” “Standing On The Rock,” and countless others are still fan favorites. Their current lineup of talented musicians allows the band to perform songs from every corner of their vast catalog, and they continue to delight Dareheads with their live performances. With three of the original co-founders still on board, their signature sound and style remain intact and vibrant. Released in 2017, the newest Ozark Mountain Daredevils’ album Off The Beaten Path, is their first studio recording since 1997. Co-produced with band member, Nick Sibley, its 16 new songs offer solid proof of their nonstop evolution as songwriters and musicians.

Ticket Options

Lawn/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.

Reserved Seating (Inside/Covered)

  • Includes seating provided by 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
  • "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

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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