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.

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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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Available for free and hosted by Michael Perry, Tent Show Radio this week features the The Tavelin' McCourys and Keller Williams. Tent Show Radio i...

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


  • Added: Jan 11, 2013
  • Length: 01:00:21
  • Purchases: 4
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Available for free and hosted by Michael Perry, Tent Show Radio this week features Riders In The Sky. Tent Show Radio is a weekly one-hour variety ...

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


  • Added: Jan 11, 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 the Jesse Winchester. Tent Show Radio is a weekly one-hour varie...

Bought by KMXT, KFOK-LPFM, WRNC-LP, WUMB, WTIP and more


  • Added: Dec 27, 2012
  • Length: 01:00:20
  • Purchases: 6
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A holiday message from Big Top Chautauqua, performance home of Tent Show Radio.

Bought by WNMU-FM and WRNC-LP


  • Added: Dec 12, 2012
  • Length: :40
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Blue Canvas Christmas
Available for free and hosted by Michael Perry, Tent Show Radio this week features the Blue Canvas Orchestra's Blue Canvas Christmas show. Tent Sho...

Bought by KRPS, KMXT, WNMU-FM, Prairie Public, WTIP and more


  • Added: Dec 11, 2012
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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Tent Show Radio is a weekly one-hour variety series showcasing live performances from Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua, Bayfield Wisconsin. Airing ...

Bought by WDSE, KMSU, Wisconsin Public Radio, KMXT, Wisconsin Public Radio and more


  • Added: Aug 22, 2012
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 11
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Available for free and hosted by Michael Perry, Tent Show Radio this week features the Fitzmaurie Band. Tent Show Radio is a weekly one-hour variet...

Bought by WTIP, KMSU, MPR News Stations, WRNC-LP, and KMXT


  • Added: Aug 22, 2012
  • Length: 59:02
  • Purchases: 5
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Available for free and hosted by Michael Perry, Tent Show Radio this week features the Fitzmaurie Band. Tent Show Radio is a weekly one-hour variet...

Bought by Wisconsin Public Radio, WTIP, KMSU, WDSE, MPR News Stations and more


  • Added: Aug 22, 2012
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 6
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Available for free and hosted by Michael Perry, Tent Show Radio this week features Trampled By Turtles. Tent Show Radio is a weekly one-hour variet...

Bought by Wisconsin Public Radio, KMSU, WDSE, MPR News Stations, WTIP and more


  • Added: Jun 06, 2012
  • Length: 59:02
  • Purchases: 7
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Tent Show Radio is a weekly one-hour variety series showcasing live performances from Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua, Bayfield Wisconsin. Airing ...

Bought by KKRN and WTIP


  • Added: Jun 01, 2012
  • Length: 59:02
  • Purchases: 2