Live from the Keweenaw Peninsula Michigan's Only Old-Time Radio Variety Show!
Episode #7 of the RJJ The Copper Dog 150
Watch the Video Promo Below (you'll want to stop the audio to the left)
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 hourlong episodes at the historic Calumet Theatre!
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!