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Take Me To The Islands


Chautauqua Founder, Warren Nelson, debuts a brand new show, “Take Me To The Islands,” an original musical celebration of the Apostle Islands. Like “Riding the Wind,” it is a multi-media extravaganza featuring an all-star band. Nelson created “Riding the Wind” with Betty Ferris; the show has been performed every year at the Big Top since its founding in 1986 and has garnered almost cult-like status . Other Nelson/Ferris works include “30th Star,” “Keeper of the Light” and “Take it to the Lake.” “This new show is a people’s history of those who immigrated here, a portrait of daily life, work and play, from the Ojibwa’s arrival to present day, a song of why we all love it here,” says Nelson.

Performing Arts Type

  • Music


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