The talent show is slated for the March 15th broadcast from the Fitzgerald Theater. Please watch this space for more information on the finalists, and how to cast your vote online the night of the show.

We have almost nailed down the finalists for the talent show — with almost 1,000 entries, the task of choosing this year's crop of performers was more difficult than ever before. Here is a sampling of the talented twentysomethings we have had to choose from...

The talent submission deadline has passed. Please watch this space for our finalists, who will perform on the March 15th broadcast, live from the Fitzgerald Theater.

Here are the submission specifics:
  • All entries must be submitted by performers who will be between the ages of 20 and 29 on March 15, 2008 (the day of the contest).

  • The contest is open to soloists and performing groups alike. Acts must be self-contained, no accompanists will be provided. All members of each act must be between 2029 years of age as of the date of the contest (3/15/08)

  • All contestants must be available to be in St. Paul, Minnesota, from March 13–16, 2008.

  • Mailed Submissions must be POSTMARKED by February 4th, 2008

  • Digital Submissions must be RECEIVED by 11:59 PM CST, February 4th, 2008

Submission Information:
  • The submission window has officially closed. Please watch this page for more information about the finalists, and how to vote on March 15, 2007.



Please check our Web site for updates on the status of the contest and to verify when final selections have been made.

Old Sweet Songs: A Prairie Home Companion 1974-1976

Old Sweet Songs

Lovingly selected from the earliest archives of A Prairie Home Companion, this heirloom collection represents the music from earliest years of the now legendary show: 1974–1976. With songs and tunes from jazz pianist Butch Thompson, mandolin maestro Peter Ostroushko, Dakota Dave Hull and the first house band, The Powdermilk Biscuit Band (Adam Granger, Bob Douglas and Mary DuShane).

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