A&E Notes: Big Top draws big crowd
Big Top Chautauqua found a winning formula for drawing fans: a Celtic act, an original production, and heavies in the country western and reggae scene.
The outdoor tent-style venue near Bayfield drew nearly 4,000 fans this past weekend, the biggest attendance of the 2014 season so far, according to a news release from Big Top’s marketing department.
The acts included Gaelic Storm, which performs Celtic music; a production of “Shanties & Shipwrecks,” performed by the house band Blue Canvas Orchestra; Ziggy Marley, who sang “Tomorrow People”; and Willie Nelson, the red bandana wearing longtime singer-songwriter.
Big Top seats 950, but allows overflow to spill out around the tent.