The Red Jacket Jamboree is a NEW old-time radio variety show sharing stories, songs and history from Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula (Copper Country) The show is performed/recorded for later radio broadcast in front of a live audience at the historic Calumet Theatre in downtown Calumet, Michigan. Two hourlong episodes are recorded per performance. The Red Jacket Jamboree is a production of Real People Media and presented by Real People Media and Main Street Calumet.
Music Every episode of The Red Jacket Jamboree features music by our house band- The Copper Cats. Under the direction of Jerry Younce, the Band features Younce on guitar, Bill Carrothers on piano, Carrie Biolo on percussion/vibrophone and Harry South on Bass.
Storyteller/Poets Each show we feature a spoken-word artist (poet, storyteller, author) You never know where these stories will take you!
Sketches. (Vary from show to show) "Some Place on Fifth" Follow the adventures of McLain and Molly in "Some place on Fifth." Molly and McLain have recently moved to Calumet to pursue their dream of owning a business in the historic district. If only they could figure out what that business should be!
"911 in the 906" Who do you call when you need help in the 906? Come find out in this suspense filled sketch!
"Madame Blanc" A dark night in a land of deep history and even deeper mystery...but one woman is still seeking answers to the Copper Country's pressing questions..Madame Blanc, Public Eye. This sketch is written by staff at the Keweenaw National Historical Park.
Guest Performer Every show features guest artist(s). These performers are selected for their storytelling ability and or excellent musicianship.
History Come learn about the early history of Calumet (Red Jacket) We intersperse history throughout every show. Its fun for the entire family and you'll learn something too!
Our 2017/2018 Season is possible with support from: