New First Night Featuring Blue Canvas Orchestra and Special Guest Bill Miller - Big Top Chautuaqua
It’s Big Top’s traditional season kickoff night to conjure the blue magic with top musicians, big screen visuals, and the Native American Blessing of the Tent. Our own house band the Blue Canvas Orchestra will play favorites old and new.
We'll also welcome special guest Bill Miller. For years, Bill Miller’s music has moved audiences around the world. He’s an icon of the Native American music community, having won 3 Grammys in the last 4 years. Bill is an accomplished artist whose paintings are exhibited nationwide. Yet, in the view of singer, composer, flutist, painter, and storyteller Bill Birdsong Miller, he's just getting started. Beyond music, Bill is an accomplished painter whose work has appeared in The National Museum of the American Indian (Smithsonian Institution), the Barbara Able Gallery in Santa Fe, the Trickster Gallery in Chicago, and the American Indian Community House Gallery in New York. He is also an in-demand keynote speaker and lecturer, speaking at universities, race relations conferences, and cultural awareness programs nationwide.