Performing Arts & Theater

Bayfield is home to Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua, a premier music venue at the bottom of Mt. Ashwabay. This outdoor music venue has featured musicians such as Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Bonnie Raitt, and The Beach Boys to name a few.  The Blue Canvas Orchestra, Big Top’s house band, tells the story of Bayfield’s history while celebrating the natural beauty of Bayfield and the Apostle Islands.  

Visitors can also enjoy free music every Tuesday and Thursday night June-September in Memorial Park in downtown Bayfield. Concerts by the Lake feature local and regional musicians sponsored by Chamber Members. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and settle in for music along the shores of Lake Superior

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