The Red Jacket Jamboree on Pure Michigan Radio!
An interview with RJJ Director, Rebecca Glotfelty about The Red Jacket Jamboree and the Keweenaw Peninsula. First aired December 30th on radio stations throughout Lower Michigan. Click on red arrow to play. To listen to just our segment - scroll to 18:40 on the timeline.
The Red Jacket Jamboree is a live radio variety show showcasing stories and songs from Michigan's Copper Country and the Upper Great Lakes. Musicians, singer/songwriters, poets, and storytellers perform in front of a live audience at the historic Calumet Theatre. The show is recorded for radio broadcast at a later date. The Red Jacket Jamboree is a production of Main Street Calumet and Real People Media. Come to a live recording of our next show! Our audience gets be part of the recording of two one-hour shows at the historic Calumet Theatre!
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 Jerry Younce-guitar, Bill Carrothers-piano, Carrie Biolo-percussion/vibrophone.
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 of Calumet. 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!
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.
Every show we feature a guest artist from Michigan and beyond.
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!
Participant, Volunteer, Sponsor
We're looking for poets, storytellers, musicians, singer/songwriters, actors, to perform or provide input for 2017/18 season of The Red Jacket Jamboree. We also need volunteers and sponsors to help make this happen. If you're interested, send us an email with "The Red Jacket Jamboree" in the header and tell us your skills or interests.