As a Participant, Volunteer, Sponsor or in our Audience!
Are you a performance artist from or currently living in the Keweenaw? Or have you written a song or poem about your visit to the Copper Country? 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.
The Red Jacket Jamboree, an old-time radio variety show, showcases 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 radio broadcast at a later date.
The Red Jacket Jamboree is a production of Main Street Calumet and Real People Media.
“The Red Jacket Jamboree fits in perfectly with the mission of our organization," says Rebecca Glotfelty, Real People Media's Executive Director, “which is to help people tell their stories through literary, visual, performing and media arts. We invite people to participate by sharing stories which capture the character and history of the Keweenaw.”
The Red Jacket Jamboree hopes to increase tourism to the area. Leah Polzien, Executive Director of Main Street Calumet, is excited to add The Red Jacket Jamboree to the list of reasons that make Calumet a great place to live and visit. She says, “In addition to visiting the Keweenaw National Historical Park, taking copper mine tours, and spending the day shopping at local galleries, The Red Jacket Jamboree will help make for an exciting weekend getaway. We are happy to be able to include this show in the list of events and activities that we promote to tour group operators throughout Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Illinois."
The participants involved with bringing The Red Jacket Jamboree to life will include local and regional musicians, poets, storytellers, singer/songwriters, actors, sound effects professionals and theater and audio and video professionals. There will also be appearances by nationally known performers. If you are interested in participating in The Red Jacket Jamboree or would like to learn more, please send us an email through the link above.