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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TSR13-23 Elephant Revival Blue Canvas Orchestra Michael Perry

  • Added: Jun 01, 2013
  • Length: 01:00:00
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Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

  • Added: Jun 01, 2013
  • Length: 59:51
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Episode 2 of a 2 part show featuring Indie Bluegrass Folksters from Duluth, MN ~ Trampled By Turtles.

  • Added: May 16, 2013
  • Length: 01:00:21
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In 2013, Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua will celebrate its 28th season under canvas on the south shore sands of Lake Superior near Bayfield, Wisc...

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: May 13, 2013
  • Length: 01:00:01
  • Purchases: 1
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In 2013, Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua will celebrate its 28th season under canvas on the south shore sands of Lake Superior near Bayfield, Wisc...

Bought by KALH, KSRQ, KFOK-LPFM, WRNC-LP, KMXT and more


  • Added: May 06, 2013
  • Length: 01:00:20
  • Purchases: 6
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Tent Show host Michael Perry welcomes his band the Long Beds.

Bought by WDSE, KMXT, and WTIP


  • Added: Apr 25, 2013
  • Length: 59:30
  • Purchases: 3
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In 2013, Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua will celebrate its 28th season under canvas on the south shore sands of Lake Superior near Bayfield, Wis...

Bought by KMSU, KALH, KSRQ, Wisconsin Public Radio, KMXT and more


  • Added: Apr 22, 2013
  • Length: 01:00:20
  • Purchases: 7
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In 2013, Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua will celebrate its 28th season under canvas on the south shore sands of Lake Superior near Bayfield, Wisc...

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


  • Added: Apr 11, 2013
  • Length: 01:00:15
  • Purchases: 6
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In 2013, Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua will celebrate its 28th season under canvas on the south shore sands of Lake Superior near Bayfield, Wisc...

Bought by KSTK, KALH, WDSE, KSRQ, KMXT and more


  • Added: Apr 05, 2013
  • Length: 01:00:20
  • Purchases: 8
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In 2013, Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua will celebrate its 28th season under canvas on the south shore sands of Lake Superior near Bayfield, Wisc...

Bought by WDSE, KSRQ, WRNC-LP, and WTIP


  • Added: Apr 04, 2013
  • Length: 59:50
  • Purchases: 4