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Occurs on Sunday May 14 2023

Approximate running time: 2 hours


The Backstage
84810 State Hwy 13
Bayfield WI 54814

Event Notes

× Presented by Chance & Willetthouse Music
Where I'm Loved - A Mother's Day Concert
with Ed Willett & Cheryl Leah

Sunday, May 14, 2023 • 2:00 PM
$26 Adults/$13 Youth

Hosted at The Backstage

Blue Canvas Orchestra music director Ed Willett and his musical and life partner of 37 years Cheryl Leah , invite you to share the afternoon with them this Mother's Day, at Big Top Chautauqua's new venue The Backstage. The pair describe their Mother's Day offering as "songs and stories tracing the arc of motherhood from first loves to last and adventures in between". They go on to say that, "through their own music and the music of some of the songwriters they hold most dear, they plan to spin a musical tale of love, honor and the circle of life, celebrating the women who make this world a place we all want to be in".

Cheryl and Ed have also come up with an audience participation idea to expand the Moms Day celebration to encompass us all. They'd love to receive from each audience member who wants to join in, a picture of the audience member's mom so that it can be added to a digital slideshow that will accompany one or more of the afternoon's songs. They say that the mom shots can come from any part of your moms life, her childhood, the first date with your dad, her wedding, her kids, anything that you think captures her. Also, to ensure that Ed and Cheryl have time to artfully assemble the images, please send your submissions by May 7th via email to or by clicking here.

So there it is, Chance has thrown down the gauntlet. They invite you to join them for a warm and memorable Mother's Day concert with the extra enticement of having a fun and heartfelt look at our Chautauqua family's moms.

*Please note that during this event the bar will be open for service, but the kitchen will be closed. Candy & snacks will be available for purchase.

The Backstage

Big Top's new year-round performance space is located at the Big Top Box Office & Giftshop at the juction of Hwy 13 and County Hwy J at the gateway to Bayfield. During a unique night out at The Backstage you can enjoy live entertainment, drinks, and speciality cocktails. For additional information, contact the Box Office at 715-373-5552.

Ticketing Policies & Fees

*Plus applicable taxes and fees

  • 5.5% State and local sales tax
  • 2% Handling Fee per order, up to a maximum of $8
  • 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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