Tent Show Radio

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First broadcast in 1994, Tent Show Radio is a weekly one-hour radio program showcasing the best live recordings from acclaimed music acts and entertainers who grace the Big Top Chautauqua stage each summer in beautiful Bayfield, WI. In the program's nearly 30-year history, it has featured artists like Johnny Cash, B.B King, Brandi Carlile, Willie Nelson, Don McLean, and many more. Hosted by celebrated New York Times best-selling author Michael Perry-who weaves stories and humor throughout each episode - Tent Show Radio features performances from renowned national & regional artists, with regular appearances featuring Big Top’s unique brand of shows that feature songs and stories performed by its acclaimed house band, The Blue Canvas Orchestra.

Tent Show Radio is independently produced by Big Top Chautauqua, a non-profit performing arts organization founded in 1986, with a mission to present performances and events that celebrate history, culture, and the environment - along with their annual summer concert series - nestled in the woods on the shores of Lake Superior and the Apostle Islands.

Series

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8 Pieces

Listen to all the 2024 episodes of Tent Show Radio, Big Top Chautauqua's independently produced weekly radio program.

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373 Pieces

Available for free and hosted by best-selling author Michael Perry, Tent Show Radio is a weekly one-hour radio program showcasing the best live recordings from acclaimed music acts and entertainers who grace the Big Top Chautauqua stage.


Pieces

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Tent Show Radio host Michael Perry welcomes our neighbors from Duluth, Minnesota, Low.

Bought by Wisconsin Public Radio, WRNC-LP, WDSE, KSRQ, and KMXT


  • Added: Jan 30, 2014
  • Length: 01:00:20
  • Purchases: 5
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Tent Show Radio host Michael Perry welcomes the rocking Jason D Williams and Mike talks about brining us into the digital age.

Bought by Wisconsin Public Radio, KSRQ, WRNC-LP, WDSE, and KMXT


  • Added: Jan 24, 2014
  • Length: 01:00:20
  • Purchases: 5
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Highway 61 Revisited performed by Big Top Chautauqua's Blue Canvas Orchestra along with special guests Corey Carlson, Barbara Jean Meyers and Danie...

Bought by WRNC-LP, Wisconsin Public Radio, WRNC-LP, WDSE, KSRQ and more


  • Added: Jan 14, 2014
  • Length: 59:50
  • Purchases: 6
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Tent Show Radio host Michael Perry welcomes the bluesy Grammy Nominated singer Joan Osborne.

Bought by KSTK, Wisconsin Public Radio, WRNC-LP, KSRQ, WDSE and more


  • Added: Jan 09, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Tent Show Radio host Michael Perry welcomes the heartland roots rock of the Bodeans and Mike talks about being a Godfather.

Bought by WDSE, Wisconsin Public Radio, KSRQ, WRNC-LP, and KMXT


  • Added: Jan 03, 2014
  • Length: 59:50
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: www.tentshowradio.com
Tent Show Radio host Michael Perry welcomes Grammy Award winning Native American folk artist Bill Miller backed up by our very own Blue Canvas Orch...

Bought by KSRQ, Wisconsin Public Radio, KFOK-LPFM, WRNC-LP, and KMXT


  • Added: Dec 23, 2013
  • Length: 01:00:20
  • Purchases: 5
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In 2013, Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua celebrates its 28th season under canvas on the south shore sands of Lake Superior near Bayfield, Wisconsi...

Bought by WXPR, KALH, WRNC-LP, KMXT, and Wisconsin Public Radio


  • Added: Dec 10, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
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A musical hodgepodge featuring WC Clark, Elephant Revival, Cloud Cult, Arlo Guthrie, Ruthie Foster and Greg Brown.

Bought by KPIP-LP, WDSE, KSRQ, WRNC-LP, and KMXT


  • Added: Jun 29, 2013
  • Length: 59:30
  • Purchases: 5
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TSR13-25 Cloud Cult

Bought by Wisconsin Public Radio


  • Added: Jun 14, 2013
  • Length: 59:30
  • Purchases: 1
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Bluesman WC Clark and the Blue Canvas Orchestra

Bought by WUMB


  • Added: Jun 10, 2013
  • Length: 59:30
  • Purchases: 1