“For over forty years, [NPR host] Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion has brought its unique mix of storytelling, live music, classic radio drama and the news from Lake Wobegon to audiences in theaters, and over the airways, around the worlds,” reads a media release.
Keillor brings his live performance — one of the last before he retires — to the Brevard Music Center on Saturday, Aug. 15, at 7:30 p.m. Further information and tickets for the event, which cost $25 for lawn seats and $45-$105 for regular seats, are available here.
Here is a promotional video about Keillor’s America the Beautiful tour:
Here is the full release from Brevard Music Center:
Brevard, NC—A Prairie Home Companion, the beloved National Public Radio program hosted by Garrison Keillor, returns to Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium at Brevard Music Center for a live performance on August 15th at 7:30 p.m.
As one of only a few cities across the country that will feature Keillor and company during his 2015 “The America the Beautiful” farewell summer bus tour, the Brevard Music Center performance marks one of the last opportunities for the public to experience A Prairie Home Companion with its original cast before Mr. Keillor retires as host.
Mr. Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion will also conclude this season’s popular BMC Presents series, featuring non-classical programming that delights and inspires new audiences. BMC Presents expands the Brevard Music Center’s annual summer music festival, featuring 80 performances over 7 weeks.
For over forty years, Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion has brought its unique mix of storytelling, live music, classic radio drama and the news from Lake Wobegon to audiences in theaters, and over the airways, around the world. Today, Prairie Home Companion is heard by four million listeners each week on nearly 700 public radio stations, as well as online and satellite stations. The August 15th performance of A Prairie Home Companion’s “The America the Beautiful Tour” will also feature celebrated singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Sarah Jarosz.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Garrison Keillor and his exceptionally talented cast and crew back to Brevard,” said Mark Weinstein, President & CEO of Brevard Music Center. “His previous sold-out performances have warmed the hearts of our audiences. Keillor’s farewell performance will be an unforgettable encore to our spectacular 2015 season.”
Tickets are on sale now and start at $25. To purchase tickets, or for more information about Brevard Music Center, Garrison Keillor and A Prairie Home Companion, call (828) 862-2105 or visit BrevardMusic.org.
Brevard Music Center acknowledges the generous support of RBC Wealth Management of Asheville (Lead Sponsor) and Hampton Inn – Brevard (Sustaining Series Sponsor) of the BMC Presents performance of A Prairie Home Companion.
ABOUT BREVARD MUSIC CENTER
Founded 79 years ago, the Brevard Music Center has matured into one of this country’s premier summer classical music training programs and festivals. More than 400 gifted students, ages 14 through post-college, come to the Music Center from all across the US and several foreign nations to study with members of a distinguished artist faculty and with renowned guest artists. For seven weeks, students participate in a vigorous program of instruction that includes ensembles, private lessons, and chamber music. Keith Lockhart, Music Director of the Boston Pops and the BBC Proms Orchestra in London is the current artistic director. Lockhart is also an alumnus of BMC.
Brevard’s hallmark is the powerful sense of community that re-emerges every June and concludes in August, as faculty and students work together to present more than 80 concerts to the public. The total audience each summer numbers more than 30,000.
For more information on festival performances and tickets, visit BrevardMusic.org or call (828) 862-2105. For additional information, “like” the Brevard Music Center on Facebook, follow @brevardmusic on Twitter, and visit the Brevard Music Center YouTube channel for performance videos from previous festival seasons.