Jul 16, 2022
This week, enjoy a marvelous hour of Tent Show Radio while we revisit our grand reunion under the tent for the first show of our 35th Anniversary Season, “New First Night.” As our host, Michael Perry weaves his humor and stories throughout this special recording, experience the heart and soul of Big Top Chautauqua, the Blue Canvas Orchestra. Ed Willet leads our famed house band that has graced the Chautauqua stage since its founding in 1986, as they kick things off performing fan-favorite BCO songs and stories. Later, enjoy fresh perspectives as they debut pieces from new original shows that will premiere throughout the 2021 season. Rejoice in an hour featuring 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 blues.