Tag: Big Top Chautauqua

Population 485 Onstage Welcomes Neighbor

This August 28, up there at the Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua, we’re going to do the first-ever stage adaptation of Population 485 (ticket info here). This is my first try at this sort of thing, and I needed some help. So I’m pleased that one of the neighbors (he grew up just down the road from…View post

Up There In The Big Blue Tent

Tomorrow will be a full day. First: Feed the chickens. Second: Load the car with books and guitars. Third: Bid wife and daughters adieu (also acceptable: “See y’later.”) Fourth: Point car north. Yep, it’s another Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua performance up there in the Washburn/Bayfield area. Tomorrow night the Tent Show Radio crew and I will…View post

Raising the New Tent Saturday

I’m going to be at a family event, but look what’s going on up there in Bayfield this Saturday (with temps projected to be in the mid-70s): Big Top Chautauqua friends and volunteers will gather Saturday, May 24 to help pitch the NEW 160′ x 70′, 950-seat, 2,000 pound all-canvas tent for Lake Superior Big…View post

Singing With The BCO

Usually when I stand up with a guitar (like tomorrow in Wild Rose), I have my beloved Long Beds backing me, but when I head out on tour with Tent Show Radio, I always get to perform a couple of my songs with the Blue Canvas Orchestra, and they take real good care of me.…View post

Big Top, Big Heart

Even as host of Tent Show Radio, I consider myself a late-arriving guest participating in a canvas tradition pegged to the hard work and volunteer efforts of people long predating me. I always say I find it easy to brag on the tent because I was a ticket-buying fan long before I ever set foot…View post