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Occurs on Saturday August 12 2023

Approximate running time: 2 hours


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

Event Notes


Steve Earle: Alone Again Tour

Solo & Acoustic
with special guest Zandi Holup

Saturday, August 12, 2023
Grounds Open: 5:30PM
Show: 7:30PM

Blue Canvas Club Pre-Sale: Tue, Mar 28, 2023 - 12:00pm CT
General Public Sale: Tue, Apr 4, 2023 - 12:00pm CT

Sponsored by CF Design

Steve Earle is one of the most acclaimed singer-songwriters of his generation. A protege of legendary songwriters Townes Van Zandt and Guy Clark, he quickly became a master storyteller in his own right, with his songs being recorded by Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Joan Baez, Emmylou Harris, The Pretenders, and countless others. 1986 saw the release of his record, Guitar Town , which shot to number one on the country charts and is now regarded as a classic of the Americana genre. Subsequent releases like The Revolution Starts...Now (2004), Washington Square Serenade (2007), and TOWNES (2009) received consecutive GRAMMY® Awards.

Restlessly creative across artistic disciplines, Earle has published both a novel and collection of short stories; produced albums for other artists such as Joan Baez and Lucinda Williams, and acted in films, television (including David Simon’s acclaimed The Wire ), and on the stage. In 2009, Earle appeared in the off-Broadway play Samara , for which he also wrote a score that The New York Times described as “exquisitely subliminal.” Earle wrote music for and appeared in Coal Country , a riveting Public Theater play that dives into the most-deadly mining disaster in U.S. history, for which he was nominated for a Drama Desk Award. Most recently, in 2020, Steve Earle was recently inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Hailing from Pennsylvania with deep southern roots, if there’s one thing about Zandi Holup that is certain—she is different. Her edgy, deeply emotional lyrics and unique voice set her apart. She sings about the good, the bad, and the ugly. Her music is a voice for the unheard. Zandi is no frills, relatable, and raw. Her music is described as “delicate and earthy,” “gritty,” and “visceral.” Listening to her raw but relatable story telling style, it is no surprise that she has been able to grow her grassroots following seemingly overnight, amassing over 300,000 followers on TikTok with videos garnering millions of views. Her first release, “Wait for You,” was streamed over a million times and featured as the number one song on Spotify’s Fresh Finds All-Genre playlist as well as Fresh Finds Country. In 2022, Zandi signed to Arthouse Entertainment (Kara Dioguardi/Universal Music) and TurnTable Music (Ben Johnson) and is currently recording her much anticipated follow up record to be released in 2023.

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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