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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 own 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, with a mission to present performances and events that celebrate history and the environment - along with their annual summer concert series - nestled in the woods on the shores of Lake Superior and the Apostle Islands.

Dec 7, 2014

Welcome to another episode of Tent Show Radio recorded live from the beautiful Fox Cities Performing Arts Center in Appleton, Wisconsin featuring author/host Michael Perry, Big Top Chautauqua's Blue Canvas Orchestra and special musical guests Dead Horses and Count This Penny.


Dec 7, 2014

Welcome to another episode of Tent show Radio recorded live in concert from the historc Grand Theater in downtown Wausau, Wisconsin.  Featuring author/host Michael Perry, Big Top Chautauqua's Blue Canvas Orchestra and special musical guests from Duluth, MN Charlie Parr and Native American songwriter Frank Montano.


Nov 9, 2014

Featuring host Michael Perry and Big Top's Blue Canvas Orchestra and special musical guests.


Nov 9, 2014

Featuring author/host Michael Perry, Blue Canvas Orchestra and special musical guests Ida Jo and Blessed Feathers.  Live from the Capitol Theater in beautiful downtown Madison, Wisconsin.


Nov 9, 2014

Featuring host Michael Perry and special musical guests from Nashville, TN, Grammy Nominated Della Mae!