2024 Bayfield Summer Concert Series Has Arrived!


We are proud of our fine selection of musical performances beginning with The Heritage Series and continuing with the Classical Series. Our artists hail from Madison, Minneapolis, St. Paul, Duluth, Madeline Island, and the Chequamegon Peninsula.

2024 is ready; check it out!

Welcome To Bayfield Summer Concerts

Immerse yourself in the delightful charm of Bayfield, Wisconsin, as you indulge in the magical experience of summer concerts. Nestled on the scenic shores of Lake Superior, Bayfield is a picturesque town known for its breathtaking natural beauty and vibrant arts scene.

June 19th: Warren Nelson & Ensemble

The group will present Nelson’s original songs about the history of Bayfield, the Apostle Islands and Lake Superior.

June 26: Anishinaabe Flutist Michael “Laughing Fox Charette

A Celebration of Chippewa Music and Legend with Red Cliff Flutist and storyteller Michael Charette with Mashkiiziibii (Bad River)  and Red Cliff singers, dancers, and drummers

July 3: A Walk down Tin Pan Alley

Vocals by Duluth based Lyric Opera of the North Singers Vicki Fingalson, Sarah Lawrence, Calland Metts, Jeffrey Madison and pianist Bill Munson

July 10: Music for cello, piano and voice

Original compositions from Cheryl Leah and Ed Willett pulled from their 38 year history of writing and performing together with their group, the Chance Ensemble, with pianist/composer Severin Behnin. Also on the program will be Samuel Barber’s Sonata for Cello and Piano

July 17: Trevor Stephenson

Madison, WI harpsichordist and 18th century music expert plays treasures from the baroque on his own specially built instrument.

July 24 : Fellowship Quartets from Madeline Island Chamber Music

Music from the 21st century. These talented developing artists from around the world display a culmination of their development  in the prestigious Madeline Island summer chamber music institute, tutored by leading professionals.

July 31: Lumina - Kim Sueoka, Linda Kachelmeier, Angela Grundstad, Clara Osowski

Lumina is a professional women’s ensemble, dedicated to the mystery, beauty and hope inherent in music, drawing from a rich well of musical sources, including Medieval chants, Renaissance motets, folk song traditions, and works by living and local composers.

Aug 7: Song stylist Jan Lee, Jazz fiddler Randy Sabien, pianist David Oliver

A potpourri of Jazz, Classical and Music Theater. BSC’s most popular concert in 2023.

Aug 14 : The Boat Note Five

Traditional jazz band gives a tribute to Louis Armstrong and the early days of NOLA Jazz, narrated and led by Twin Cities Jazz expert clarinetist Tony Balluff.

Aug 21: Prairie Home artists and personalities Marie Jette and Dan Chouinard

Reprised Classics and Art song for soprano and piano from the American and British repertoire.

Aug 28: Russian born identical twins Julia and Irina Elkina

The twins return to perform classical piano repertoire for four hands. “Having played together since the age of 5, the two musicians are so in tune with each other, it’s almost as if they’re performing as one player with four arms.”

September 4: Brazilian recorder artist Cleo Galhano and Cuban guitarist Rene Izquierdo

The duo plays the Latin repertoire with unbelievable precision and technique. They stunned BSC audiences in 2023.

Thank You To Our Sponsors

Patrick & Mary Lou Irvine
Joanne’s Scandinavian Gifts
Janice MacFarlane
Jerry & Mary Phillips
David & Karen Trudeau 

*BSC concerts from July to September 2023 are supported in part by the the Apostle Islands Area Community Fund of the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation.

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Complete the online form and mail your check to:
Bayfield Summer Concerts
PO Box 1495, Bayfield, WI 54814 We are grateful to donors near and far, large and small.


More Sponsors

Apostle Island Cruises
Artesian House B & B
James & Karen Baemmert
Bayfield Maritime Museum
Bodin’s Resort
Betty Braunstein
Peter & Carla Bremner
James Burmeister
Linda & Edward Calhan
Dona Copperud
Karen Crowell
DePerry’s on the Lake
Bob Durfey & Ann Barthelemy
Celia Duquette
Jane Edwards
Ralph and Eve Erickson
Rose Fahein
Diane Fizell
Claire Fleiss
John Frank
Thomas Genz
Richard & Diana Granger
Bill Greiter and Deb Leonard
Greunke’s First Street Inn
Karen Hites
Paul Hnath
Patra Holter
Alan and Christie Ingram
Patrick and Mary Lou Irvine
Joanne’s Scandinavian Gifts
Jonathan Little Productions
Ardes Johnson
Craig Johnson
Dora Kling
Legendary Waters Resort & Casino
Larry and Julie MacDonald
Janice MacFarlane
Susan Mackreth
Madeline Island Ferry Line
Stephanie Maud
Old Rittenhouse Inn
Jerry and Mary Phillips
Seagull Bay Motel
Daniel Skendarian
Carolyn Sneed
Mary Ellen Stewart
Karen Traut
David & Karen Trudeau
Beverly & Harris Wilke
Michael Ziones & Susan Streitz
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These concerts are supported in part by a grant from the Chequamegon Bay Arts Council and the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin.
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