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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.

 

Feb 27, 2021

The Blue Canvas Orchestra has been the Big Top Chautauqua's house band since its founding in 1986.  Severin Behnen has led the famed house band to include an eclectic blend of string instruments, driving rhythm section, and stunning voices that together rock the tent with their unique fusion of bluegrass, folk and jazzy...


Feb 20, 2021

Suzanne Vega's music career spans almost 40 years and we were lucky to have her in the summer of 2009.  As an American singer-songwriter, musician and record producer, Vega is best known for her folk-inspired music and big hits during the 80's and 90's:  "Luka," "No Cheap Thrill," and "Tom's Diner" to name a few.  In...


Feb 13, 2021

Available for free and hosted by Michael Perry, Tent Show Radio this week features two amazing artists, Tommy Emmanuel recorded at the Big Top in 2006 and Leo Kottke recorded in 1998.

Tommy Emmanuel is an Australian guitar virtuoso known for his complex fingerstyle technique, energetic performances and the use of...


Cowboy Junkies & The Wailin' Jennys | Tent Show Radio | Episode 21:6

Feb 6, 2021

This week on Tent Show Radio, we have two great groups who played under the Big Top Tent in 2008.  In the first half of the show, the award-winning Cowboy Junkies rocked out with us here in Bayfield during their 2008 international tour promoting their new album Trinity Revisited, which was a 20th anniversary of their...


Feb 6, 2021

This week on Tent Show Radio, we have two great groups who played under the Big Top Tent in 2008.  In the first half of the show, the award-winning Cowboy Junkies rocked out with us here in Bayfield during their 2008 international tour promoting their new album Trinity Revisited, which was a 20th anniversary of their...