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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.

Jul 16, 2014

Recorded live at Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua in beautiful Bayfield, Wisconsin.  Hailing from the Twin Cities with their foot stompin', finger pickin' good times!  In this episode’s monologue – delivered from the backstage dressing room with the one lonely little lightbulb burnin’ – Mike reveals his dream of...


Jul 16, 2014

Live fro Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua Tent Show Radio welcomes the world groove music of Funkadesi.