Prairie Home Companion announces 40th annniversary lineup
Gillian Welch will be among the many marking 40 years of A Prairie Home Companion.
Photo by Mark Seliger
One of the longest-standing public radio traditions in the U.S. is undoubtedly our home state's A Prairie Home Companion. The past 40 years went quick, didn't they? Garrison Keillor's variety show with a heaping serving of folksy wisdom and humor is celebrating four decades with a weekend concert coming this 4th of July.
Joining many of the talented players who make the show's music happen every week are folk singer-songwriter Gillian Welch (above), Old Crow Medicine Show, and more. Check out the entire weekend's slate below.
The weekend includes a "40 Years, 40 Songs" concert at Macalester College held on the school's Great Lawn on Friday, July 4. Then Saturday, July 5, is a live, three-hour radio broadcast of A Prairie Home Companion -- also held at the Great Lawn. Sunday, July 6, is a Community Sing-a-Long with Garrison Keillor at the Leonard Center Fieldhouse.
Prairie Home companion 40th Anniversary lineup
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