Sept 16, 17, 18 ASHLAND WI
7:30 P.M. Fri/Sat; 2:00 Sun
Chequamegon Theatre Association, 210 Fifth Avenue East
WHISTLE COMIN’ IN Songs & Illuminations with Warren, Rowan Nelson-Ferris, Otis McLennon, Jack Gunderson, Tom Mitchell, Ed Willett, Cheryl Leah, Betty Ferris
Details: Performances are sponsored, and FREE to the public as gift to the community and in celebration of 45th Anniversary of CTA. Reservations Required
Sept 24, Sat WASHBURN, WI
5:30 – 10:00 The Steak Pit
BENEFIT for WASHBURN HISTORIC CIVIC CENTER
5:30 Silent Auction/Cocktails; 6:30 Dinner; 8:00 Concert
Warren will MC; band includes Bruce Bowers, Ric Gilman, Rowan Nelson-Ferris, Phil Anich, Liesel Wilson, Ed Willett, Cheryl Leah Tickets: Advance: $40/dinner & concert; $20/concert only At the door: $50/dinner & concert; $30/concert only Tickets available at: Washburn Chamber Office, IGA, Steak Pit or Online at: www.washburn-hccf.com
Oct. 1, Sat. ASHLAND, WI
4:30 – 6:00 Oredock on the lake front
(if needed: rain day is Oct. 2)
CELEBRATION for the Oredock, with music by Warren, Jack Gunderson, Phil Anich
Oct 8,9 BAYFIELD, WI
Warren and Rowan Nelson-Ferris will play at the Keeper of the Light Store, 19 Front Street, on the Water Front
Saturday, Oct. 8 11:00 – 4:00
Sunday, Oct. 9 11:00 – 2:00
Warren will be a judge at the Historic Ironwood Theatre Idol Contest
Details at www.ironwoodtheatre.net
Jan. 21, 2017 FAIRMONT, MN
2:00 p.m. 7:30 p.m.
Fairmont Opera House, 45 Downtown Plaza, Fairmont
MARTIN COUNTY HORNPIPE featuring Warren, Randy Sabien, Rowan Nelson-Ferris, Jack Gunderson, Ed Willett, Cheryl Leah, Otis McLennon,Betty Ferris
Tickets & information: 507-238-4900
Apr. 22, 2017 STOCKHOLM, WI
2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
"You're all lucky to have this man up here." (Tommy Smothers - appearing at Big Top Chautauqua)
"Warren is truly a Man of the Cloth. His canvas shows span the gamut of human emotions that brings one to their knees or soars one to the sky to almost 'touch the face of God' because he has been there." (Richard & Ramona Thearin - Northland Lodge, Hayward, WI)
"Long after the work of others has faded, I'm convinced there will remain this vibrant body of "Big Dang Deals" set in Wisconsin by a unique artist from Washburn. A treasure trove of stage presentations... words and music by Warren Nelson... which generations to come will easily and eagerly tap into. Works steeped in local history, humor, talk and song, perfectly capturing a Wisconsin culture, time and place, reaching beyond the Midwest as well." (Norbert Blei - Door County, WI)
"Warren Nelson has put into song all the things in our hearts that make us proud to be part of the Forest Service. He took the time to understand our culture and the jobs we do. The songs reflect the good work done for forests and the people of the country." (Anne Archie - US Forest Service)
"He is a remarkable talent, evidenced by his record of composing and producing so many marvelous shows, most with historic themes." (Hank Sampson - Stillwater, MN)
"Nelson scoops up odd observations and random thoughts like stray critters that wander onto the train track." (Mary Carole McCauly - Journal Sentinel, Milwaukee, WI)
"I would like to add Warren Nelson's name to our small, select list of Honorary New Christy Minstrels. He has earned it. (Randy Sparks, Founder)
"Warren is one of the finest songwriters I've ever known." (Phoebe LeGere - New York City performer/writer)
If you are an old or new fan of Warren's songs, shows and writings, this page is for you.
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A video interview with Warren Nelson about how he got his start in music and how that blossomed into his career in historical musicals. Video by Nick Larsen.
Warren Nelson performing "Safe at Home" during the debut performance of Play Ball at Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua on August 3, 2012.
A song written and performed by Warren Nelson which commemorates Bert Blyleven's induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
As founder of the Big Top Chautauqua, Nelson is looking to create a new tent show and take it on the road. In this interview, Nelson discusses mistakes of the past, his struggles with addiction, and his hopes for the future.