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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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 KMXT, WRNC-LP, WTIP, and WDSE


  • Added: Mar 13, 2013
  • Length: 01:00:20
  • Purchases: 4
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Available for free and hosted by Michael Perry, Tent Show Radio this week features "Songs of the Canyon"; a musical tribute to the music from Laure...

Bought by WRNC-LP, WTIP, and WDSE


  • Added: Mar 13, 2013
  • Length: 01:00:20
  • Purchases: 3
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Available for free and hosted by Michael Perry, Tent Show Radio this week features Leahy. Tent Show Radio is a weekly one-hour variety series showc...

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


  • Added: Mar 07, 2013
  • Length: 01:00:20
  • Purchases: 4
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Available for free and hosted by Michael Perry, Tent Show Radio this week features Peter Mulvey and the Blue Canvas Orchestra. Tent Show Radio is a...

Bought by WDSE, WRNC-LP, and WTIP


  • Added: Mar 07, 2013
  • Length: 01:00:20
  • Purchases: 3
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Available for free and hosted by Michael Perry, Tent Show Radio this week features the Steeles. Tent Show Radio is a weekly one-hour variety serie...

Bought by KALH, KMXT, WRNC-LP, WDSE, KSRQ and more


  • Added: Feb 25, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Available for free and hosted by Michael Perry, Tent Show Radio this week features Arlo Guthrie and his family band. Tent Show Radio is a weekly o...

Bought by Red River Radio Network (E. Texas/Louisiana/Arkansas/Mississippi), KSRQ, KMXT, WTIP, and KFOK-LPFM


  • Added: Feb 22, 2013
  • Length: 59:30
  • Purchases: 5
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Available for free and hosted by Michael Perry, Tent Show Radio this week features the Aoife and the David Mayfield Parade. Tent Show Radio is a we...

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


  • Added: Feb 13, 2013
  • Length: 01:00:20
  • Purchases: 4
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Available for free and hosted by Michael Perry, Tent Show Radio this week features JJ Grey & MoFro. Tent Show Radio is a weekly one-hour variety se...

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


  • Added: Feb 05, 2013
  • Length: 59:51
  • Purchases: 5
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Available for free and hosted by Michael Perry, Tent Show Radio this week features the the Big Top's very own Blue Canvas Orchestra in a show of lo...

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


  • Added: Jan 16, 2013
  • Length: 01:00:20
  • Purchases: 4
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Available for free and hosted by Michael Perry, Tent Show Radio this week features Meg Hutchinson. Tent Show Radio is a weekly one-hour variety ser...

Bought by KALH, KMXT, WRNC-LP, and WTIP


  • Added: Jan 16, 2013
  • Length: 01:00:20
  • Purchases: 4