Jan 2, 2021
In 1980 the Lost Nation String Band moved to the Bayfield Peninsula and quickly became the band to see and dance to. In 1986 at the founding of Big Top Chautauqua they were the heart of the shows. Come join us as we celebrate their legacy with members of the original group and special guests.
First broadcast in 1994, Tent Show Radio is a
59-minute weekly radio program assembled from the best live
recordings from the acclaimed musical acts that perform at the Big
Top Chautauqua Tent each summer. Running 52 weeks a year, Tent Show
Radio is broadcast on 31 listener supported radio stations across 6
states and online world wide.
Big Top Chautauqua produces the nationally-broadcast radio show “Tent Show Radio” heard on Wisconsin Public Radio and other listener-supported stations. This weekly one-hour program relives the highlights of shows from the previous season at the Big Top stage. It is online and aired on public radio stations throughout the country with its host, Michael Perry. During intermission of each show, Mike spins a story “from the backstage dressing room, with the one lonely little light bulb burning.” Topics range from Mike’s battles with trees, to the behavior of rogue chickens, to the search for hope while stoking a wood stove in the darkness. "Tent Show Radio" is also available for streaming at www.tentshowradio.org.