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Occurs on Sunday August 27 2023

Approximate running time: 2 hours


Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua
32525 Ski Hill Road
Bayfield WI 54814

Event Notes


Garrison Keillor
and his Prairie Home Friends

Sunday, August 27, 2023
Grounds Open: 5:30PM
Show: 7:30PM

Tickets: $46/$58/$76
Blue Canvas Club Pre-Sale: Tue, May 9, 2023 - 12:00pm CT
General Public Sale: Tue, May 16, 2023 - 12:00pm CT

A summer’s night. A beautiful setting at the base of Mt. Ashwabay just outside Bayfield, Wisconsin. Stories, poetry, Blue-ribbon musicians, sing-alongs, humorous sketches, and the News from Lake Wobegon. This is gonna be good!

Join Garrison Keillor and his Prairie Home friends — songbird Heather Masse , sound-effects wizard Fred Newman , music director Richard Dworsky , mandolinist/fiddler Richard Kriehn , guitar ace Dean Magraw , and multi-instrumentalist Joe Savage — for a fun-packed show at Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua.

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.

Make an annual donation of $125 or more and receive exclusive access to ticket pre-sales, usually a week before the general public. Learn more about the Blue Canvas Club HERE

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