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Tent Show Radio

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Available for free since 1994 Tent Show Radio is a weekly one-hour variety series showcasing regional and national acts including the Blue Canvas Orchestra performing at  Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua , Bayfield Wisconsin.


Tent Show Radio is hosted by best selling author, humorist and singer-songwriter, Michael Perry.


Michael Perry is the author of the bestselling memoir, “Population 485: Meeting Your Neighbors One Siren at a Time,” and the essay collection “Off Main Street.” Perry has written for Esquire, The New York Times Magazine, Outside, Backpacker, Orion and Salon.com, and is a contributing editor to Men’s Health. His essays have been heard on NPR’s All Things Considered and he has released two live audience recordings, “I Got It From the Cows” and “Never Stand Behind a Sneezing Cow.” Perry lives in rural Wisconsin, where he remains active as a volunteer firefighter and emergency medical responder. 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.



Big Top Chautauqua is a non-profit performing arts organization. www.bigtop.org


Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua



 

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Sit back and enjoy a closing night set by our very own Blue Canvas Orchestra and guests as they unwind their musical chops for one last time in thi...

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  • Added: Jun 20, 2017
  • Length: 59:40
  • Purchases: 6
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All the way from Mexico joining us in a great night of music under the Big Top!

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  • Added: Jun 15, 2017
  • Length: 01:00:10
  • Purchases: 5
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John Prine (born October 10, 1946) is an American country/folk singer-songwriter. He has been active as a composer, recording artist, and live perf...

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  • Added: Jun 13, 2017
  • Length: 01:00:10
  • Purchases: 5
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The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band is an American country rock band that has existed in various forms since its founding in Long Beach, California in 1966....

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  • Added: Jun 05, 2017
  • Length: 01:00:11
  • Purchases: 7
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In the first half, Oshkosh, Wisconsin based duo Aurali perform. And in the second half, Ziggy Marley. In the earliest known record of his musical...

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  • Added: May 30, 2017
  • Length: 59:40
  • Purchases: 7
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Spend the evening with Big Top's Blue Canvas Orchestra featuring author Michael Perry, live in concert from the beautiful and historic Oshkosh Thea...

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  • Added: May 23, 2017
  • Length: 01:00:10
  • Purchases: 6
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Grammy Award-winning artists Shawn Colvin and Steve Earle unite as Colvin & Earle, launching a worldwide tour in celebration of their new collabora...

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  • Added: May 16, 2017
  • Length: 01:00:11
  • Purchases: 7
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Foster is from Gause, Texas and comes from a family of gospel singers. At the age of fourteen, Ruthie was a soloist in her hometown choir, and was ...

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  • Added: May 09, 2017
  • Length: 01:00:00
  • Purchases: 8
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The Mavericks are an eclectic American band, combining neotraditional country music, Latin, and rockabilly influences. The Mavericks were founded i...

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  • Added: May 03, 2017
  • Length: 01:00:01
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In 2014 the dynamic team of Severin Behnen and Corey Carlson put together our first Opry show which celebrated the best of the Grand Ole Opry from ...

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  • Added: Apr 26, 2017
  • Length: 59:20
  • Purchases: 7
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The High Kings is an Irish folk group formed in Dublin in 2008. The band consists of Finbarr Clancy, Brian Dunphy, Martin Furey and Darren Holden. ...

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  • Added: Apr 18, 2017
  • Length: 01:00:29
  • Purchases: 7
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John David Anderson (born December 13, 1954, in Apopka, Florida) is an American country musician with a successful career that has lasted more than...

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  • Added: Apr 13, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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Theirs is one of the most distinctive and recognizable sounds in the music industry. The four-part harmonies and upbeat songs of The Oak Ridge Boys...

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  • Added: Mar 31, 2017
  • Length: 01:00:29
  • Purchases: 7
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And for First Comes The Night -- Isaak’s stunning first album of new material in six years -- this gifted singer-songwriter and bandleader is bring...

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  • Added: Mar 24, 2017
  • Length: 59:21
  • Purchases: 7
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Socks in the Frying Pan are a multi-award winning trio from County Clare on the West coast of Ireland, the universal hub of Irish traditional music...

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  • Added: Mar 20, 2017
  • Length: 01:00:31
  • Purchases: 8
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That simple line atop Elephant Revival’s Facebook page contains only five words, but reveals volumes about the band’s reason for being. Music unite...

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  • Added: Mar 13, 2017
  • Length: 01:00:30
  • Purchases: 8
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After nearly two decades and more than 3,000 live shows, Gaelic Storm — the chart-topping, multi-national Celtic band — is looking sharper than ev...

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  • Added: Mar 01, 2017
  • Length: 01:00:30
  • Purchases: 8
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Kris Kristofferson is heralded as an artist’s artist, the three-time GRAMMY winner has recorded 29 albums, including three with pals Willie Nelson,...

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  • Added: Feb 27, 2017
  • Length: 01:00:40
  • Purchases: 8
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Host Michael Perry welcomes back bluegrass pickers Horse Shoes & Hand Grenades.

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  • Added: Feb 24, 2017
  • Length: 59:20
  • Purchases: 5
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Rising out of the prairies of the Midwest, The Pines are one of the most distinct and powerful indie-rock/Americana groups to hit the national scen...

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  • Added: Feb 08, 2017
  • Length: 01:00:30
  • Purchases: 9