NWAA and The Stranger present An Evening with Garrison Keillor

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Following Garrison Keillor’s retirement announcement, diehard fans are savoring his final months as A Prairie Home Companion host. For this eagerly anticipated return  to Seattle, Garrison will share hilarious anecdotes about growing up in the American Midwest, fascinating tales about the people of Lake Wobegon, and the peculiarities and joys of “late-life fatherhood.” With his unparalleled dry humor, he captivates audiences and entertains with his unique class, charisma and wisdom. Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see America’s storytelling legend.

Garrison Keillor was born in 1942 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 on July 6, 1974, he hosted the first broadcast of A Prairie Home Companion in St. Paul. The show ended in 1987, resumed in 1989 in New York as The American Radio Company, returned to Minnesota, and in 1993 resumed the name A Prairie Home Companion. Over 3 million listeners on more than 450 public radio stations now hear the show each week. In July 2015, Keillor announced that the upcoming season will be his final year on the program, with his final episodes being recorded in June 2016. He is a noted author and has received numerous awards, including a Grammy Award for his recording of Lake Wobegon Days. He has also received two Cable ACE Awards and a George Foster Peabody Award. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and recently was presented with a National Humanities Medal by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

This event is presented by Northwest Associated Arts and The Stranger.

All seating is reserved.

Benaroya Hall Events

Dates and Tickets

  • 16 Feb (Tue) 2016 7:30PM


S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium - Benaroya Hall