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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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.


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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.


  • 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
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Mandolin Orange makes their Big Top debut. The duo of multi-instrumentalist/singer/songwriters Emily Frantz and Andrew Marlin delivers “honest musi...

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  • Added: Feb 02, 2017
  • Length: 01:00:30
  • Purchases: 7
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Rolling Stone calls moe. a “legendary jam band.” They are a celebrated progressive rock band with 20 years of touring and just as many albums under...

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  • Added: Jan 20, 2017
  • Length: 01:00:00
  • Purchases: 7