The Old-Time Radio Show that's Educational and Entertaining for the Entire Family!
The Red Jacket Jamboree is America's NEW old-time radio variety show sharing stories, songs and history from Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula (Copper Country) Hosted by Lena Dorey, the show is performed/recorded in front of a live audience at different venues within the Keweenaw Peninsula. Two hourlong episodes are recorded per performance for later radio broadcast. Find out how to listen!
The Red Jacket Jamboree is a production of Real People Media, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization helping people share their stories through literary, visual, performing and media arts. The show is written and directed by Rebecca Glotfelty.
Music Every show features music by our stage band, the Copper Cats, under the direction of Jerry Younce on guitar, Bill Carrothers on piano, Harold South on bass and Zach Ott on Percussion. In addition, every show features a guest vocalist/singer-songwriter/band.
History We intersperse history throughout every show. Come learn about the history of Copper Country and the village at the center of it all- Calumet, the village formerly known as Red Jacket.
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! (906 is the area code for Michigan's entire Upper Peninsula)
"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.
"Now a Word From Our Sponsor" Including commercials from The Upper Peninsula Pasty Association, The U.P. Sauna Association and more!