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 Big Top's very own Blue Canvas Orchestra. Tent Show Radio is...

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


  • Added: May 25, 2012
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 8
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Available for free and hosted by Michael Perry, Tent Show Radio this week features Ricky Lee Jones. Tent Show Radio is a weekly one-hour variety se...

Bought by KFCF FM, KMXT, WDSE, Wisconsin Public Radio, WRNC-LP and more


  • Added: May 15, 2012
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 8
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Available for free and hosted by Michael Perry, Tent Show Radio this week features Mountain Heart. Tent Show Radio is a weekly one-hour variety ser...

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


  • Added: May 15, 2012
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 9
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Available for free and hosted by Michael Perry, Tent Show Radio this week features the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. Tent Show Radio is a weekly one-hour...

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


  • Added: May 09, 2012
  • Length: 59:52
  • Purchases: 11
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Available for free and hosted by Michael Perry, Tent Show Radio this week features the Yonder Mountain String Band. Tent Show Radio is a weekly one...

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


  • Added: May 01, 2012
  • Length: 59:22
  • Purchases: 8
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Available for free and hosted by Michael Perry, Tent Show Radio this week features the one-and-only Garrison Keillor. Tent Show Radio is a weekly o...

Bought by KFCF FM, KMXT, WRNC-LP, WRNC-LP, WTIP and more


  • Added: Apr 17, 2012
  • Length: 59:21
  • Purchases: 6
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Available for free and hosted by Michael Perry, Tent Show Radio this week features the Big Top's original fishing show "Riverpants". Tent Show Radi...

Bought by KMXT, KKRN, and WTIP


  • Added: Apr 17, 2012
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 3
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Available for free and hosted by Michael Perry, Tent Show Radio this week features Elephant Revival. Tent Show Radio is a weekly one-hour variety s...

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


  • Added: Mar 30, 2012
  • Length: 59:51
  • Purchases: 5
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Available for free and hosted by Michael Perry, Tent Show Radio this week features the Brule'. Tent Show Radio is a weekly one-hour variety series ...

Bought by MPR News Stations, WRNC-LP, WTIP, and KKRN


  • Added: Mar 26, 2012
  • Length: 59:51
  • Purchases: 4
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Available for free and hosted by Michael Perry, Tent Show Radio this week features Gaelic Storm. Tent Show Radio is a weekly one-hour variety serie...

Bought by KMXT, KKRN, and WTIP


  • Added: Mar 26, 2012
  • Length: 59:21
  • Purchases: 3