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Join host Michael Perry as he hosts another edition of Tent Show Radio from Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua.

Tent Show Radio is a weekly variety music series showcasing live performances from Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua. Featuring author, humorist Michael Perry, and nationally and regionally renowned performers, Tent Show Radio is heard every week on listener-supported radio stations across the country, and the world on the Internet. Each week features a different live performance from Big Top Chautauqua’s summer season of concerts and musical productions. Tune into Tent Show Radio and bring Big Top Chautauqua into your home.

 

Oct 23, 2021

This episode of Tent Show Radio includes performance by Grammy nominated singer songwriter Iris DeMent, American Folk musician Greg Brown, and Big Top's very own Blue Canvas Orchestra. 

First broadcast in 1994, Tent Show Radio is a one-hour public radio program created from the best live recordings from acclaimed...


Oct 16, 2021

Nanci Griffith was a Grammy award winning American singer, songwriter, and musician, known for blending together Country & Folk music stylings. Throughout her life she had multiple appearances on Austin City Limits, and had an illustrious touring career. In 2008, Griffith was awarded the Lifetime Americana Trailblazer...


Oct 9, 2021

Roy Clark, an American Country music singer and musician, best known for hosting "Hee Haw", a nationally televised country variety show, from 1969 to 1997, was an important and influential figure in country music, both as a performer and in helping to popularize the genre. Clark was highly regarded and renowned as a...


Oct 2, 2021

The word “legend” usually makes an appearance at some point when discussing Merle Haggard. It’s an acknowledgement of his artistry and his standing as “the poet of the common man.” It’s a tribute to his incredible commercial success and to the lasting mark he has made, not just on country music, but on...


Sep 25, 2021

In 2019 we cut the band loose on some of their favorite songs from the season and from summers past. Severin Behnen leads the famed house band that has graced the Big Top stage since its founding in 1986. They are an eclectic blend of string instruments, driving rhythm section, and stunning voices that together rock...