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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.


Nov 27, 2019

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Shakey Graves has been categorized as an Americana singer/songwriter, thanks to his traditionally rooted songs, fluent acoustic-guitar picking, and Texas roots. He was named Best Emerging Artist at the 2015 Americana Music Awards. But that tag will undoubtedly be dismissed as restrictive...

Nov 18, 2019

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On this episode of Tent Show Radio, listen to The New Power Generation's fantastic show played live at the Big Top in 2017. Their show Celebrating Prince with The New Power Generation is an epic tribute to the superstar artist with musical performances by a stellar ensemble of alumni from...

Nov 11, 2019

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One of the most popular singers in modern country music, Vince Gill is famous for his top-notch songwriting, world-class guitar playing and warm, soaring tenor, all wrapped up in a quick and easy wit. Gill achieved his big breakthrough in 1990 with "When I Call Your Name," which won both the Country...

Nov 4, 2019

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For this episode, we hear the music of Big Top's house band, the Blue Canvas Orchestra. They play selections from the show All Aboard: Songs of the Railroad.

All Aboard features songs from the Nelson Ferris Concert Co. production On the Velvet and other songs and stories of trains, train travel, and...

Nov 1, 2019

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For this episode, we hear the music of Tent Show Radio's host himself, Michael Perry, joined by his band The Long Beds.

"First time I ever heard Waylon Jennings," says Michael Perry, "was on an 8-track tape in a four-wheel drive truck doing sixty miles an hour down a Wyoming hay meadow. We were...