The Red Jacket Jamboree is America's new old-time radio variety show which shares songs, stories, history and music from Michigan's Upper Peninsula. The show is performed/recorded in front of a live studio audience for later radio broadcast. At each performance, the audience enjoys two hour-long themed episodes which feature comedy by the Red Jacket Radio Actors, poetry, music by the Copper Cats and guest performers. Additional guests may include authors, historians, and other storytellers. The show is produced by Real People Media with support from Copper Country Preservation. Additional support comes from grants, private donors and underwriters.
The Red Jacket Jamboree was first performed in October 2017 at the Calumet Theatre. Since then recordings have moved to the Keweenaw Storytelling Center in downtown Calumet, Michigan. (The village formerly known as Red Jacket) To date (July 2021) 40 episodes have been recorded. Episodes are broadcast on WNMU Public Radio 90 and Interlochen Public Radio. Shows are in the process of being distributed through PRX radio exchange.