About Garrison Keillor
About Garrison Keillor ticketsSince he first hosted a little radio program called A Prairie Home Companion for Minnesota Public Radio in 1969, Garrison Keillor has become nearly a household name among National Public Radio listeners. Five years after the initial broadcast of the popular old-time radio show, Keillor broadened it into a weekly show of skits, musical acts, commercial parodies and stories, and syndicated the show for national broadcast. Minus a brief hiatus from 1987 to 1989, A Prairie Home Companion has aired ever since, building a loyal listening audience of more than four million who tune in for the weekly show. Born Gary Edward Keillor in 1942 in Anoka, Minnesota, Keillor graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in English, and began writing for The New Yorker before embarking on his radio career in 1969, first hosting The Morning Program on Minnesota Educational Radio (later Minnesota Public Radio), which came to be billed by the station as 'A Prairie Home Entertainment.' In addition to hosting his wildly popular radio show, Keillor is a respected writer, having written articles for The Atlantic Monthly, Salon.com as well as The New Yorker and has written several books, including Happy to Be Here in 1981, the best-selling Lake Wobegon Days in 1985, and fictional works Pontoon: A Lake Wobegon Novel in 2007 and the children's book Daddy's Girl in 2007. But it's his radio show most fans know him for, on which he spins fictional yarns about the citizens of the made-up town Lake Wobegon, Minnesota. Pick up Garrison Keillor tickets for a dose of old-fashioned radio entertainment.
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Garrison Keillor Announces 'America the Beautiful' Tour
In celebration of 41 years of "A Prairie Home Companion," host Garrison Keillor is taking the famed radio show on the road. "The America the Beautiful Tour" will begin on May 22 at the Wolf Trap in Vienna, VA, and run through September 4 at the Minnesota State Fair Grandstand in Falcon Heights, MN. Joining…Read more