Tent Show Radio

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Available for free and hosted by best-selling author Michael Perry, Tent Show Radio is a weekly one-hour variety series showcasing live performances from Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua, Bayfield Wisconsin.

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 Anich, Tom Mitchell, and Andy Dee.Big Top Chautauqua is a non-profit performing arts organization since... Show full description


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An easily confused and very shy individual, Charlie Parr has been traveling around singing his songs ever since leaving Austin Minnesota in the 198...

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  • Added: Nov 20, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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In 1957 The Kingston Trio emerged from San Francisco’s North Beach club scene to take the country by storm, bringing the rich tradition of American...

  • Added: Nov 18, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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Bill Miller is an award-winning Native American recording artist, performer, songwriter, activist, painter, and world-class native flute player. Ov...

  • Added: Nov 10, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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Nickel Creek is an Americana music group, formed in Southern California in 1989. The group consists of Chris Thile (mandolin) and siblings Sara Wat...

  • Added: Nov 02, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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The Whites is an American country music vocal group from Fort Worth, Texas. It consists of sisters Sharon White and Cheryl White, and their father,...

  • Added: Oct 27, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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This episode of Tent Show Radio includes performance by Grammy nominated singer songwriter Iris DeMent, American Folk musician Greg Brown, and Big ...

  • Added: Oct 20, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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Nanci Griffith was a Grammy award winning American singer, songwriter, and musician, known for blending together Country & Folk music stylings. Thr...

  • Added: Oct 14, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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This week, Different Drums of Ireland joins us on Tent Show Radio. Different Drums brings the indigenous drums of Ireland, the Lambeg and the Bodhr...

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  • Added: Sep 16, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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On this episode of Tent Show Radio we revisit Rosanne Cash's August 2019 performance at Big Top Chautauqua. One of the country's preeminent singer/...

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  • Added: Sep 08, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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Multi-Grammy Award winners: The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band is an American country rock band that has existed in various forms since its founding in Lon...

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  • Added: Aug 25, 2021
  • Length: 59:01
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From houses of worship to houses of blues, Ruthie Foster has always been a rafter-rattler. And with a soul-filled voice honed in Texas churches, sh...

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  • Added: Aug 11, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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If joy were a person, he’d bring both peace and frenzy. He’d be full of music, light, and energy that soothes even as it stirs us up. Eyes closed, ...

  • Added: Jul 01, 2021
  • Length: 59:01
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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...

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  • Added: Jun 16, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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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...

Bought by KUMD, GCR (Global Community Radio), and WNMU-FM


  • Added: Jun 03, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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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...

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  • Added: May 19, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Nickel Creek | Punch Brothers - Episode 21-20

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  • Added: May 13, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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The Whites | Del McCoury - Episode 19

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  • Added: May 05, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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Blue Canvas Orchestra | Iris Dement | Greg Brown (TSR21-8)

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  • Added: Apr 29, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: Different Drums of Ireland, Credit: Different Drums of Ireland
This week, Different Drums of Ireland joins us on Tent Show Radio. Different Drums brings the indigenous drums of Ireland, the Lambeg and the Bodh...

Bought by KFCF FM, WNMU-FM, and KMXT


  • Added: Mar 25, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
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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...

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  • Added: Feb 05, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6