Garrison Keillor – Madison, WI – Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017

Garrison Keillor’s Prairie Home “Love and Comedy” Tour
With Richard Dworsky & The Road Hounds, Heather Masse, and Fred Newman

Saturday, September 2, 2017
Breese Stevens Field
Madison, WI

Tickets On Sale Now:
Tickets at the Alliant Energy Box Office, Ticketmaster.com, or by phone at 800-745-3000.

Ticket Prices:
$45
(plus applicable fees and/or taxes)

Doors: 5:30pm
Show:
6:45pm

Welcomed By

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Presented by Frank Productions | True Endeavors | Majestic Live | Breese Stevens Field


Ride the free shuttle from the downtown Great Dane to and from the concert and don’t worry about parking! Enjoy the Great Dane’s hand-crafted beers and fresh, hearty pub fare before and after the show. Late dining until 1 AM!

The shuttle will run from 5:00-7:30 PM to Breese Stevens Field and from 10:30-11:30 PM back to the Great Dane. The Great Dane is located at 123 East Doty Street, Madison WI. Visit www.GreatDanePub.com


PICNIC TABLE EXPERIENCE Purchase the Picnic Table Experience for a special night out at Breese Stevens Field! Your Picnic Table will come with 4 reserved seating tickets, a private table, and a specially curated picnic basket featuring: 2 bottles of local wine, Potter’s Crackers, Emmi Roth Cheese, local Sausage, 4 bottles of water, 2 apples, 2 pears, and a selection of local chocolates. Included in your experience upgrade will be a keepsake basket, corkscrew, as well as disposable plates, silverware, and glasses. Additional wait service is also available to each table for patrons wishing to order additional bottles of wine and products for their basket. Cost is $500 per table. Must be reserved by August 30.

PICNIC BASKET UPGRADE Upgrade your Breese Stevens Field experience with a specially curated picnic basket featuring: 2 bottles of local wine, Potter’s Crackers, Emmi Roth Cheese, local Sausage, 4 bottles of water, 2 apples, 2 pears, and a selection of local chocolates. Included in your experience upgrade will be a keepsake basket, corkscrew, as well as disposable plates, silverware, and glasses. Cost is $125. Event ticket must be purchased separately and be reserved by August 30.


About the Show:

Prairie Home Love & Comedy Tour. Two-plus hours of stories, love duets, Guy Noir, Cowboys, poetic outbursts, and our famous Singing Intermission at which the Eager & Able-Bodied stand and sing around the campfire. Garrison Keillor celebrating his 75th, with the extraordinary Heather Masse, sound-effects genius Fred Newman, Richard Dworsky and the Road Hounds.

Prairie Home Love & Comedy Tour. Direct from the flatlands (“Not the end of the world but you can see it from there”) two-plus hours of stories, love duets, family drama, poetic outbursts, and our famous Singing Intermission. The Old Scout, Garrison Keillor, with the extraordinary Heather Masse, sound-effects genius Fred Newman, Richard Dworsky and the exemplary Road Hounds. Good times!


PRAIRIE HOME LOVE & COMEDY TOUR 2017

Garrison Keillor was born in Anoka, Minnesota, and began his radio career as a freshman at the University of Minnesota, from which he graduated in 1966. He went to work for Minnesota Public Radio in 1969, and from July 6, 1974 through July 1, 2016, he created and hosted his popular variety show, A Prairie Home Companion. His many books include Lake Wobegon Days, The Book of Guys, Pilgrims: A Wobegon Romance, Guy Noir and the Straight Skinny, and The Keillor Reader (Viking). He is the host of the daily program The Writer’s Almanac and the editor of several anthologies of poetry, most recently, Good Poems: American Places (Viking). In 2006, Keillor played himself in the movie adaptation of his show, a film directed by Robert Altman. In 2007 he opened an independent bookstore, Common Good Books, in St. Paul, the city where he and his wife make their home.

Garrison Keillor

Growing up in rural Maine, Heather Masse sang hymns and folk songs around home with her family. Now based in New York, this New England Conservatory of Music alum is a one-third of the Juno Award-winning Canadian trio The Wailin’ Jennys. Lock My Heart is her recording with piano legend Dick Hyman. A new album, August Love Song — on which she joins forces with trombone great Roswell Rudd — was recently released on Red House Records.

Heather Masse

Sound effects man Fred Newman is an actor, writer, musician, and sound designer for film and TV. Turns out, no one is more surprised than Fred that he’s made a career out of doing what he used to do behind the teacher’s back — crossing his eyes, making sounds, and doing voices. He readily admits that, growing up, he was unceremoniously removed from several classrooms, “once by my bottom lip.”

Fred Newman and Garrison Keillor

RICH DWORSKY & THE ROAD HOUNDS:

Keyboardist, composer, arranger, and longtime Prairie Home Companion music director Richard Dworsky has collaborated with such diverse musicians as Yo-Yo Ma, James Taylor, Brad Paisley, Kristin Chenoweth, and Sheryl Crow. He has provided music for documentaries on HBO and PBS, and has released many recordings of original material, including his latest, All In Due Time.

Richard Dworsky

Bassist Larry Kohut has played on dozens of albums and many film scores, as well as performing with jazz artists such as Patricia Barber, Mel Tormé, Vincent Colaiuta, and Tony Bennett. In addition, he is an adjunct faculty member at Columbia College Chicago, where he teaches acoustic and electric bass.

When Richard Kriehn turned 10, his mom bought him a mandolin; at 19, he’d won the Buck White International Mandolin Contest. He went on to play with the Nashville Mandolin Ensemble and bluegrass group 1946. On the classical side, he has performed with numerous orchestras and was principal second violin for the Washington/Idaho Symphony.

Bluegrass to big band jazz, Chris Siebold knows his way around a guitar — or a bunch of other instruments, for that matter. Based in Chicago, he draws from a deep well of influences and styles, and has put his talents to work in ensembles such as Howard Levy’s Acoustic Express and Kick the Cat. In 2010, he formed the band Psycles, whose album Live at Martyrs’ was released the following year.




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