Tag: Big Top Chautauqua

Podcast of Home Free Episode Now Available

In this week’s Tent Show Radio episode’s monologue – delivered from the backstage dressing room with the one lonely little lightbulb burnin’ –Mike tells the story of the clodhopper and the Prince. Then–in clodhopper terms–he defines the Big Dang Word “encomium.” Musical guests country acappella band Home Free was crowned Champions of NBC’s “The Sing-Off”…View post

Podcast of Yonder Mountain String Band Episode Now Available

Yonder Mountain String Band bends bluegrass, rock and other influences, pioneering a genre-defying sound of their own. The Colorado-based foursome has crisscrossed the country over the past eleven years playing such varied settings as Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Austin City Limits Festival, Bonnaroo and Big Top Chautauqua six times since 2006. In this week’s Tent Show…View post

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