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Available for free and airing continuously for 26 years, Tent Show Radio is hosted by best-selling author Michael Perry, Tent Show Radio is a weekly 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 located on the south shore of Lake Superior near Bayfield, Wisconsin.

Tent Show Radio features regional and national acts like Arlo Guthrie, Michael Franti, Punch Brothers, and Brandi Carlisle, with regular contributions by the Big Top’s Blue Canvas Orchestra, a 9-piece vocal and instrumental ensemble consisting of band leaders Ed Willett, Randy Sabien, Jack Gunderson, Phillip Anich, Tom Mitchell, and Andy Dee.

Big Top Chautauqua is a non-profit performing arts organization since 1986, providing entertaining and educational cultural activities with an emphasis on performances that celebrate history and the environment. www.bigtop.org
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Available for free and airing continuously for 26 years, Tent Show Radio is hosted by best-selling author Michael Perry, Tent Show Radio is a weekly 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 located on the south shore of Lake Superior near Bayfield, Wisconsin. Tent Show Radio features regional and national acts like Arlo Guthrie, Michael Franti, Punch Brothers, and Brandi Carlisle, with regular contributions by the Big Top’s Blue Canvas Orchestra, a 9-piece vocal and instrumental ensemble consisting of band leaders Ed Willett, Randy Sabien, Jack Gunderson, Phillip... Show full description

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Tent Show Radio TSR18-08 Big Wu - Black River Revue

From Tent Show Radio | Part of the Tent Show Radio series | 58:58

Broadcasting music, stories and happiness wrapped in canvas since 1994, Tent Show Radio is a weekly one-hour variety series showcasing national and regional acts in live performance at Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua, Bayfield, Wisconsin. This episode features legendary jam band Big Wu with a few songs from Freshwater bluegrass troupe Black River Revue.

Tent Show Radio is hosted by bestselling author, humorist, singer-songwriter and intermittent pig farmer Michael Perry.

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Broadcasting music, stories and happiness wrapped in canvas since 1994, Tent Show Radio is a weekly one-hour variety series showcasing national and regional acts in live performance at Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua, Bayfield, Wisconsin.

Tent Show Radio is hosted by bestselling author, humorist, singer-songwriter and intermittent pig farmer Michael Perry.

Perry is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous books including Population 485: Meeting Your Neighbors One Siren at a TimeTruck: A Love Story, Roughneck Grace, and The Jesus Cow. His live humor albums include The Clodhopper Monologues and Never Stand Behind a Sneezing Cow. Perry lives in rural Wisconsin, where he remains active as an emergency medical responder with the volunteer fire department. He can be found online at  www.sneezingcow.com

In 2018, Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua will celebrate its 33th season under the big blue canvas tent on the south shore of Lake Superior near Bayfield, Wisconsin.

Tent Show Radio TSR 19-13 Glenn Miller Orchestra

From Tent Show Radio | Part of the Tent Show Radio series | 59:00

Broadcasting music, stories and happiness wrapped in canvas since 1994, Tent Show Radio is a weekly one-hour variety series showcasing national and regional acts in live performance at Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua, Bayfield, Wisconsin. This episode features the world famous Glenn Miller Orchestra.

Tent Show Radio is hosted by bestselling author, humorist, singer-songwriter and intermittent pig farmer Michael Perry.

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Broadcasting music, stories and happiness wrapped in canvas since 1994, Tent Show Radio is a weekly one-hour variety series showcasing national and regional acts in live performance at Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua, Bayfield, Wisconsin.

Tent Show Radio is hosted by bestselling author, humorist, singer-songwriter and intermittent pig farmer Michael Perry.

Perry is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous books including Population 485: Meeting Your Neighbors One Siren at a TimeTruck: A Love Story, Roughneck Grace, and The Jesus Cow. His live humor albums include The Clodhopper Monologues and Never Stand Behind a Sneezing Cow. Perry lives in rural Wisconsin, where he remains active as an emergency medical responder with the volunteer fire department. He can be found online at  www.sneezingcow.com

In 2018, Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua will celebrate its 33th season under the big blue canvas tent on the south shore of Lake Superior near Bayfield, Wisconsin.

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Charlie Parr - Koerner, Ray & Glover | Episode 21-48

From Tent Show Radio | Part of the Tent Show Radio series | 59:00

Radio_icon_medium_small First broadcast in 1994, Tent Show Radio is a one-hour public radio program created from the best live recordings from acclaimed musical acts who grace the Big Top Chautauqua stage each summer in beautiful Bayfield, WI.  During intermission, host Michael Perry 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. ​ Running 52 weeks a year, Tent Show Radio is broadcast on 31 listener supported radio stations across 6 states and on most podcast streaming platforms. "Tent Show Radio" is also available for streaming at www.tentshowradio.org.

Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua was founded in 1986. The first show under canvas was the Nelson-Ferris Concert Company Production Riding the Wind, the story of Bayfield and Madeline Island. Since then Big Top has welcomed over 700,000 patrons to the grounds for 2,000+ concerts and shows and countless lectures, workshops and other unique events. In addition to the action on the tent grounds, Big Top has also broadcast its performances over the public radio airwaves since 1994 through Tent Show Radio, bringing Big Top concerts into living rooms across the country and around the world via internet streaming and podcasts. Our resident band, the Blue Canvas Orchestra, also tours to theaters and schools throughout the Upper Midwest. Over the course of 30 years we’ve touched millions of lives and created millions of memories with our eclectic blend of excellent musical offerings.

Merle Haggard | Big Top Chautauqua | Episode 21-15

From Tent Show Radio | 59:00

The word “legend” usually makes an appearance at some point when discussing Merle Haggard. It’s an acknowledgement of his artistry and his standing as “the poet of the common man.” It’s a tribute to his incredible commercial success and to the lasting mark he has made, not just on country music, but on American music as a whole. He performed under the Big Top in 1999 and again in 2013 to adoring audiences. This week's Tent Show Radio is a recording of Merle Haggard's 1999 performance.

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The word “legend” usually makes an appearance at some point when discussing Merle Haggard. It’s an acknowledgement of his artistry and his standing as “the poet of the common man.” It’s a tribute to his incredible commercial success and to the lasting mark he has made, not just on country music, but on American music as a whole. He performed under the Big Top in 1999 and again in 2013 to adoring audiences.  This week's Tent Show Radio is a recording of Merle Haggard's 1999 performance.

Available for free and airing continuously for 26 years, Tent Show Radio is hosted by best-selling author Michael Perry, Tent Show Radio is a weekly 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 located on the south shore of Lake Superior near Bayfield, Wisconsin.

Tent Show Radio features regional and national acts like Arlo Guthrie, Michael Franti, Punch Brothers, and Brandi Carlile, with regular contributions by the Big Top’s Blue Canvas Orchestra, a 9-piece vocal and instrumental ensemble consisting of band leaders Ed Willett, Randy Sabien, Jack Gunderson, Phillip Anich, Tom Mitchell, and Andy Dee.

Big Top Chautauqua is a non-profit performing arts organization since 1986, providing entertaining and educational cultural activities with an emphasis on performances that celebrate history and the environment. www.bigtop.org 

Merle Haggard | Big Top Chautauqua | Episode 21-15

From Tent Show Radio | 59:00

The word “legend” usually makes an appearance at some point when discussing Merle Haggard. It’s an acknowledgement of his artistry and his standing as “the poet of the common man.” It’s a tribute to his incredible commercial success and to the lasting mark he has made, not just on country music, but on American music as a whole. He performed under the Big Top in 1999 and again in 2013 to adoring audiences. This week's Tent Show Radio is a recording of Merle Haggard's 1999 performance.

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The word “legend” usually makes an appearance at some point when discussing Merle Haggard. It’s an acknowledgement of his artistry and his standing as “the poet of the common man.” It’s a tribute to his incredible commercial success and to the lasting mark he has made, not just on country music, but on American music as a whole. He performed under the Big Top in 1999 and again in 2013 to adoring audiences.  This week's Tent Show Radio is a recording of Merle Haggard's 1999 performance.

Available for free and airing continuously for 26 years, Tent Show Radio is hosted by best-selling author Michael Perry, Tent Show Radio is a weekly 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 located on the south shore of Lake Superior near Bayfield, Wisconsin.

Tent Show Radio features regional and national acts like Arlo Guthrie, Michael Franti, Punch Brothers, and Brandi Carlile, with regular contributions by the Big Top’s Blue Canvas Orchestra, a 9-piece vocal and instrumental ensemble consisting of band leaders Ed Willett, Randy Sabien, Jack Gunderson, Phillip Anich, Tom Mitchell, and Andy Dee.

Big Top Chautauqua is a non-profit performing arts organization since 1986, providing entertaining and educational cultural activities with an emphasis on performances that celebrate history and the environment. www.bigtop.org