Performance Schedule

July 15 - Private Party


July 29 - WASHBURN, WI - 4:00 p.m. 7:30 p.m.
Harbor View Event Center , 251 Harbor View Dr., Washburn WI
(formerly the Steak Pit)
“SOUVENIR VIEWS” with Warren, Ed Willett, Jack Gunderson, Otis McLennon, Rowan Nelson-Ferris, Betty Ferris
Tickets: $15 at the door / general seating / children 12 & under $5
$20 Reserved Seating:  Advance Sales until 7/27 at
Washburn Chamber of Commerce
American Heritage Productions,  PO Bx 66, Washburn WI 54891


August 8 - WASHBURN, WI - 7:30 P.M.
Harbor View Event Center, 251 Harbor View Dr., Washburn
Warren will provide music at presentation by Betty Ferris, “Story of the Brokedown Palace Site”.
Admission:  $5


August 19 - WASHBURN, WI -7:30 p.m.
Harbor View Event Center, 251 Harbor View Dr.,Washburn WI
TAKE ME TO THE ISLANDS / THE POND”  with Warren, Rowan Nelson-Ferris,
Jack Gunderson, Otis McLennon, Ed Willett, Mary Lou Williams,
Severin Behnen, Cheryl Leah, Betty Ferris
Tickets:     $15 at the door / general seating / children 12 & under $5
$20 Reserved Seating:  Advance sales until 8/17 mail to:
American Heritage Prod., PO Bx 66, Washburn WI 54891


August 20 - BAYFIELD, WI - 7:30 P.M.
Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua, Ski Hill Road
RIDING THE WIND” with Warren, Jack Gunderson, Phil Anich, Tom Mitchell, Randy Sabien, Mary Lou Williams, Liesel Wilson, Severin Behnen, Ed Willett, Gerry DePerry, Betty Ferris
Tickets:  At the door   and:  www.bigtop.org   715-373-5552

  
Sept. 16 - WASHBURN, WI - 7:30 p.m.
HARBOR VIEW EVENT CENTER,  251 Harbor View Drive, Washburn
Finale of the Apostle Islands Lighthouse Celebration: 
LAKE SONGS & LIGHTHOUSES.  With  Warren,    Ed Willett, Cheryl Leah,
Rowan Nelson-Ferris, Otis McLennon,  Severin Behnen, Kevin Soulier,
Betty Ferris
Tickets:
$15 at the door / general seating / children 12 & under $5
$20 Reserved Seating:  Advance sales until 9/14 at:
American Heritage Prod., PO Bx 66, Washburn WI 54891
Keeper of the Light Store, 19 Front St., Bayfield
On line:  www.lighthousecelebration.com


Oct. 7, 8 - BAYFIELD, WI
APPLE FEST - Warren & Friends at Keeper of the Light Store -
19 Front St., Bayfield
Saturday 11:00 – 4:00   Sunday 11:00 – 2:00


Oct. 14 - CRYSTAL FALLS, MI - 7:30 p.m.
The CRYSTAL THEATRE:  Anglin’ Wayne & the Trollers; with Warren, Rowan Nelson-Ferris, Ed Willett, Randy Sabien, Otis McLennon
Tickets:  $22 / door    $18 advance until Oct. 11: www.thecrystaltheatre.org


Oct. 28 - WASHBURN, WI - 7:30 p.m.   
HARBOR VIEW EVENT CENTER, Washburn
ANGLIN’ WAYNE FISHING SHOW with Warren, Randy Sabien, Ed Willett,
Rowan Nelson-Ferris, Jack Gunderson, Otis McLennon,
Tickets:
$15 at the door / general seating / children 12 & under $5
$20 Reserved Seating:  Advance sales until 10/26 at:
American Heritage Productions, PO Bx 66, Washburn WI 54891


Nov. 3 - HAYWARD, WI
Musky Ball:  Warren with Rowan Nelson-Ferris, Jack Gunderson, Otis McLennon, Andy Dee, Randy Sabien
Details:  TBD


Nov. 18 - DULUTH, MN - 7:00 p.m.
SACRED HEART MUSIC CENTER, 201 W. 4th St., Duluth
SONG FOR THE WILD with Warren, Rowan Nelson-Ferris, Liesel Wilson, Jack Gunderson, Otis McLennon
TICKETS:  $15 Advance (via Event Brite) and $20 at the door.


Fan Quotes

"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. To add to these comments or receive information about new products, performances, projects and news, send an email to fanpage@warrennelson.com

 

Videos and Audio

Warren Nelson Interview

Warren Nelson Interview

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.

Safe at Home

"Safe at Home"

Warren Nelson performing "Safe at Home" during the debut performance of Play Ball at Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua on August 3, 2012.

 

Circle You Bert

"Circle You Bert"

A song written and performed by Warren Nelson which commemorates Bert Blyleven's induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

 

Ashland Current Interview

Ashland Current Interview

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. 

 

 

Warren Nelson at Big Top Chautauqua © Sophia Hantzes
Warren Nelson onstage during a performance of Riverpants