With a devoted national following from his over 40 years as the acclaimed host of radio variety show “A Prairie Home Companion,” bestselling author Garrison Keillor returns to The Smith Center to share amusing anecdotes about growing up in the American Midwest, late-life fatherhood and his journey to becoming one of America’s greatest storytellers. Delivering his signature blend of humor, wisdom and poignant insights, Keillor will also spin tales of the people from Lake Wobegon, the fictional town serving as the setting for so many of his heartwarming and sidesplitting stories.
Keillor’s impressive career includes publishing more than two dozen books of fiction and poetry, as well as earning Grammy, ACE and Peabody awards, the National Humanities Medal and being elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His radio show was adapted into a hit feature film starring Kevin Kline.
His live shows sell out venues nationwide, with crowds hooked by his iconic, soothing voice, whimsical vignettes and homespun brand of humor.
Don’t miss this entertaining night, with musical accompaniment from Rich Dworsky, Keillor’s sage yet wry perspective, with inspiring kernels of wisdom that audiences will carry long after the show.
Approx. 80 to 90 minutes with no intermission
Subject to change at artist’s discretion.
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Beloved Humorist Garrison Keillor to Deliver Comedy, Poetry and Songs for Vegas Audiences Most Americans immediately recognize Garrison Keillor’s voice. That’s because millions listened each week to Keillor’s heartwarming stories and songs on “A Prairie Home Companion,” the acclaimed radio show he created and hosted for over 40 years. Many still feel close to the charactREAD MORE