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× Steve Earle - Solo & Acoustic
The Alone Again Tour
Saturday, August 12, 2023 • 7:30 PM


Blue Canvas Club pre-sale begins Tue, Mar 28, 2023 - 12:00pm CT
General Public sale begins Tue, Apr 4, 2023 - 12:00pm CT

Performing the music that pioneered the landscape of country, rock, and blues music, Grammy Award winner Steve Earle returns to Big Top Chautauqua on The Alone Again Tour. A worthy heir to his musical mentors Townes Van Zandt and Guy Clark, over the course of twenty-two studio albums Earle has distinguished himself as a master storyteller and is regarded as one of the most acclaimed singer-songwriters of his generation. His songs have been recorded by a vast array of artists, including Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Joan Baez, Emmylou Harris, The Pretenders, and countless others.

His debut album Guitar Town , released in 1986, shot to number one of the country charts and is now regarded as a classic of the Americana genre. Subsequent releases included Grammy Award winning albums The Revolution Starts...Now (2004), Washington Square Serenade (2007), and TOWNES (2009). In 2020, Earle released Ghosts of West Virginia which Rolling Stone named as one of “The 50 Best Albums of 2020 So Far” and later that year he was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. Earle released his 21st studio album J.T. in January 2021 as an homage to his late son Justin Townes Earle. His latest studio album Jerry Jeff released in May 2022, is a 10-track collection comprised of hit tracks and deep-cuts from Jerry Jeff Walker to pay tribute to the colorful cowboy troubadour who passed away in October 2021.

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

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
  • "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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