A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor

The Rhubarb Tour is the soul of A Prairie Home Companion — stories from Lake Wobegon, passionate duets with Suzy Bogguss, the philosophy of Guy Noir, wild radio dramas starring sound-effects genius Fred Newman, and the incredible Guy's All Star Shoe Band.

>> Listen to Garrison Keillor's audio invitation

This is the show I'd do if I could only do one more show. It's the essence of everything from the past thirty-four years of Prairie Home that was funny and heart-breaking and made for great radio. The great Suzy Bogguss joins us for the singing, and Guy Noir reminisces about his salad days in the P.I. business, and I'll tell about the little town that time forgot and State Fairs and the first girl I loved and we'll all sing "America the Beautiful" and go home.

-Garrison Keillor

  1. Salt Lake City, UT

    Tuesday Aug. 19, 2008
    7:00 PM MT

    Red Butte Garden
    Sponsored by KUER Public Radio. Part of the Red Butte Garden Outdoor Concert Series

    Ticket prices $50 (Garden Members), $55 (General Public) $35 (Child), $57 (Day of Show)

    Tickets go on sale May 19 to members of Red Butte Gardens.

    Remaining tickets on sale to the general public June 2.

    Go to www.redbuttegarden.org for ticket purchasing details and more information.

  2. Denver, CO

    Wednesday Aug. 20, 2008
    7:30 PM MT (doors open at 6 PM)

    Red Rocks Amphitheater

    More information at www.redrocksonline.com.

    Tickets $29.00, $44.00, $64.00

    All tickets include $4 parking fee and 10% City of Denver Facilities Development Admissions tax

    Tickets on sale April 26 at 10:00am

    Tickets available at all TicketMaster retail outlets
    and online at www.TicketMaster.com

  3. Ocean Grove, NJ

    Thursday Aug. 21, 2008
    8:00 PM ET

    The Great Auditorium
    Presented by the Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association

    For more information and ticket details go to
    www.oceangrove.org and click on "Family Entertainment"

    Tickets $40 and $45

    Ticket sales begin April 1.

    For tickets go to www.itickets.com.

  4. Essex Junction, VT

    Saturday Aug. 23, 2008
    8:00 PM ET

    Champlain Valley Fair
    Sponsored by Vermont Public Radio and the Budweiser True Music Series

    This show will be taped for broadcast on September 6, 2008.

    Ticket prices: $31.75, $42, $83.25

    Tickets are on sale now, and can be purchased online at flynntix.org
    , or by phone at (802) 863-5966.

  5. Gilford, NH

    Sunday Aug. 24, 2008
    7:00 PM ET

    Meadowbrook U.S. Cellular Pavilion
    Sponsored by New Hampshire Public Radio

    Ticket prices: $39, $59, $74

    Tickets available online starting February 1st at 10:00am, www.meadowbrook.net.
    Tickets available by phone, box office, and outlets starting March 29th at 10:30am, (603) 293-4700.
    Please check the website for in person sales hours.

  6. Santa Fe, NM

    Tuesday Aug. 26, 2008
    8:00 PM MT

    The Santa Fe Opera
    Presented by Fan Man Productions

    Tickets $30.00 - $84.00

    Tickets available by phone, in person, or online from the Santa Fe Opera Box Office:

    Purchase Tickets Online
    or Call: (505) 986-5900 or (800) 280 4654
    9am-5pm, M-F.
    (Starting June 7, box office will be open Saturdays too).

    For more information go to www.fanmanproductions.com

  7. Salem, OR

    Wednesday Aug. 27, 2008
    8:00 PM PT

    Oregon State Fair
    Sponsored by Oregon Public Broadcasting

    For more information, go to www.oregonstatefair.org and www.opb.org

    Tickets on sale June 14, 2008 at 10:00 am.

    Tickets will be available for purchase at all Safeway TicketsWest outlets in Oregon,
    1-800-992-8499 or www.Ticketswest.com.

    All concert tickets include admission to the Fair.

  8. Hyannis, MA

    Sunday Aug. 31, 2008
    8:00 PM ET

    Cape Cod Melody Tent

    Labor Day Weekend in Massachusetts

    Tickets $51.25 - $66.25

    Tickets go on sale to the public April 12 at 10:00am (tickets already available to Club Members).

    For more information, and to purchase tickets, go to www.melodytent.org

  9. Cohasset, MA

    Monday Sept. 1, 2008
    8:00 PM ET

    South Shore Music Circus

    Labor Day Weekend in Massachusetts

    Tickets $51.25 - $66.25

    Tickets go on sale to the public April 12 at 10:00am (tickets already available to Club Members).

    For more information, and to purchase tickets, go to www.themusiccircus.org

Dear Mr. Keillor, I saw your show for the first time this August 16th. Nearly bursting with great anticipation, I made the 135 mile drive to the gorgeous Santa Barbara seaside for only the second time in my life. As a party of one, I was able to attain a fantastic seat in the second row. There, in such close proximity to your figure, I hardly felt alone. What an amazing experience!

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Suzy Bogguss

Fred Newman

Guy's All-Star Shoe Band

Sitting in with the Shoe Band: Joe Savage

And of course... Garrison Keillor

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Press Release: A Prairie Home Companion's "A Summer Night in Lake Wobegon" Rhubarb Tour Hits the road August 10th (05/06/2008)
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