Jan 14, 2016
Arlo returns to Big Top to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the
event that inspired his seminal song, ‘Alice’s Restaurant
Massacree’. We’re pleased to welcome Arlo back to the tent for his
7th appearance at Big Top Chautauqua.
In this episode’s monologue – delivered from the backstage
dressing room with the one lonely little lightbulb burnin’ – Mike
goes for a summer jog (rhymes with “bummer slog”).
Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua (www.bigtop.org) is a
non-profit performing arts organization. Culture under
canvas on the south shore sands of Lake Superior near
Tent Show Radio is a weekly one-hour variety series showcasing live
performances from Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua. It has aired
continuously since 1994, is available for free and hosted by
best-selling author, humorist and intermittent pig farmer, Michael
Perry. Tent Show Radio features regional and national acts
with regular contributions by the Big Top’s Blue Canvas
Tent Show Radio host Michael Perry is a author and humorist,
singer/songwriter, intermittent pig farmer and New York Times
best-selling author. His works include Population 485: Meeting
Your Neighbors One Siren at a Time, Coop, Truck, the essay
collection, Off Main Street, and From The Big Top;
a collection of Tent Show Radio essays. Perry has written for
Esquire, The New York Times Magazine, Outside, Backpacker, Orion
and Salon.com, and is a contributing editor to Men’s Health.
His essays have been heard on NPR’s All Things Considered and he
has performed and produced three live audience recordings (I
Got It From the Cows and Never Stand Behind a Sneezing Cow, Live
From Big Top). Perry lives in rural Wisconsin, where he remains
active as a volunteer firefighter and emergency medical
responder. He can be found online at www.sneezingcow.com.
Tent Show Radio can be heard live each week on Wisconsin Public
Radio and independent radio stations around the United States.