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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.

May 20, 2014

Recorded in the summer of 2013 at Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua in beautiful Bayfield, Wisconsin featuring Tent Show host and New York Times best selling author Michael Perry, the Blue Canvas Orchestra and special musical guests Birds Of Chicago.


May 20, 2014

Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua and Tent Show Radio recorded live and on the road in Reedsburg, Wisconsin at the CAL Center for Performing Arts featuring New York Times best selling author and humorist Michael Perry, the Blue Canvas Orchestra and special musical guest Trisis.


May 5, 2014

Tune in this week as New York Times best selling author and humorist Michael Perry welcomes Celtic rock band Gaelic Storm back to the Tent Show stage.  Live in concert and recorded the summer of 2013 at Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua located on the shores of Lake Superior in Bayfield, Wisconsin.