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Michael Perry hosts Old Last Night at Big Top Chautauqua

September 9, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

As their 37th summer concert season winds down, join Mike under the tent as he hosts Big Top’s annual end-of-season celebration featuring performances from the Blue Canvas Orchestra and special guests! Along with his hallmark humor, Mike will share a passage from his sleeper success, the book Forty Acres Deep.

The Blue Canvas Orchestra is truly the heart and soul of Big Top Chautauqua. Having graced the stage countless times since its founding in 1986, the band has had many iterations, performed on stages around Wisconsin, played across the airwaves on Tent Show Radio, and has become beloved for their unique brand of original productions and retrospective shows featuring a variety of professional musicians known for their well-seasoned blend of bluegrass, folk, blues, and more.

Big Top is also excited to present favorite regional musicians from The Backstage Open Mic sessions during this special evening under the tent. The talent that has presented itself has been phenomenal, from right here in our backyard!

Saturday, September 9, 2023 • 7:00PM

Tickets can be purchased here for $20, $28, or $34.

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.


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


September 9, 2023
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$20 – $34


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Big Top Chautauqua
32535 Ski Hill Road
Washburn, WI 54891 United States
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