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The Mike and Mary Situation at The Big Top Chautauqua Backstage

February 24 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Mike and Mary Situation heads to Big Top Chautauqua’s The Backstage concert venue for an intimate, relaxed evening of songs, stories, and good-natured onstage exchanges grown out of making music for years and years and miles and miles.

“Me and Mary. This was after sound check prolly a decade or so ago on a night when we played to a dozen people in a 500 seat theater. We played like it was sold out, because that’s what the pros do, even if by the time the show is over you know the entire audience by name. And I’d take the stage with Mary anywhere, anytime. She’s seen it all.”


Put a Wisconsin farm boy and volunteer firefighter turned bestselling author and songwriter onstage beside an East Coast Yale grad who earned her chops in FedEx trucks and Texas honky-tonks and you’ve got the Mike and Mary Situation. As a duo, Perry and Cutrufello are as at ease with the audience as they are with each other. The songs hit directly and cleanly, the harmonies contrast like worn leather and rough-cut lumber, and the stage banter plays like a conversation between two longtime road-wise friends who’ve taken their lumps and their chances, whose trade is words and music but know what it is to work a loading dock or a pitchfork, and who figure if life ain’t played out exactly as you drew it up, you might as well laugh about it, sing about it, and get on with it.

Tickets: $26. Half-Price for 17 & Under. Grab your tix here.
Sponsored by: Jim Bryan & Dee Johnson

Saturday, February 24, 2024

Doors Open: 5:30PM
Show: 7:00PM

The Backstage at Big Top Chautauqua
84810 State Hwy 13
Bayfield WI 54814


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The Backstage
84810 State Hwy 13
Bayfield, WI 54814 United States