On Sunday, April 6, Garrison Keillor, the familiar voice of “A Prairie Home Companion,” will take to the stage in support of New England Public Radio’s 50th Anniversary Capital Campaign.
This intimate evening offers you a chance to see a rare, non-broadcast show. With only a microphone, a stool, and his longtime collaborator, pianist Richard Dworsky (who leads The Guy’s All-Star Shoe Band on “A Prairie Home Companion”), Mr. Keillor promises to delight the audience with his signature brand of storytelling and song.
Garrison Keillor has been the host and writer of A Prairie Home Companion since the program started production in 1974. He is also the author of more than two dozen books, including Lake Wobegon Days, Love Me, Homegrown Democrat, and his latest, O, What A Luxury.
Showtime: 7:00 p.m., doors 6:00 p.m. Seating is open based on the ticket value. Floor, First and Second Balcony seating available.
Tickets are $25(sold out), $55, $75 and $100 by clicking the link below or calling the UMass Box Office at 1-800-999-UMAS (8627). Box office hours are Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Golden Circle Tickets ($100/each) include a private reception at the home of Mount Holyoke College President, Lynn Pasquerella with Garrison Keillor before the show.
with Richard Dworsky
Sunday, April 6, 2014, 7 p.m.
Chapin Auditorium – Mount Holyoke College, S. Hadley, MA
Tickets $25, $55, $75 and $100(SOLD OUT).
Or call 1-800-999-UMAS (8627)
Proceeds Support the station’s 50th Anniversary Capital Campaign.
The benefit concert is part of the station’s 50th Anniversary Capital Campaign – a $7 million Campaign, now in its final phase, that has as its centerpiece a new headquarters in downtown Springfield. Also included in the Campaign is funding for new broadcast technology, a program development fund, and endowment for facilities and classical and jazz programming. Construction is underway and NEPR will occupy its new facility this coming summer. Nearly $4 million has been raised from individual gifts thus far, with an additional $1.2 million from local banks and businesses, foundations, and the Five Colleges. With about six months to go on the Campaign, there is $1.8 million left to raise in the five-county broadcast area, which includes northern Connecticut. New England Public Radio has also received nearly $1.8 million in New Market Tax Credits in support of the project. For more information on the Capital Campaign, click here.
Wheel chair accessible. Assistive Listening devices available. Two weeks advance notice is necessary to process specific modifications or arrange for auxiliary aids (i.e. captioning or interpreters). Questions or to request accommodations – contact production manager at 413.545.9717 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Odyssey Bookshop will provide a selection of Garrison Keillor’s books for purchase at Chapin Auditorium. Mr. Keillor will be signing books following the show!