Garrison Keillor Returns to the Clay Center


Garrison Keillor returns to the Clay Center on September 10 at 7 p.m. as part of “The Prairie Home Love and Comedy Tour.”  The show promises over two hours of stories and many of the characters Keillor made famous on his long running radio program.

The show will also feature program regular, Heather Masse, sound effects man Fred Newman and bandleader Richard Dworsky with the Road Hounds band.  For tickets and information, visit

Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion featured celebrity guests, skits, songs, fictitious commercials and stories about a fictional Minnesota town called Lake Wobegon. More than three million listeners tuned in nationwide on nearly 700 public radio stations each week.  After entertaining public radio audiences for 42 years, Garrison Keillor bid farewell as host of the program in July 2016.  In October Keillor began producing the program with Chris Thile as the new host.  Chris is best known for his musical groups, Nickel Creek and the Punch Brothers.

The 75-year-old Grammy award winning Mid-westerner has published several books.  He still hosts The Writer’s Almanac heard daily on many public radio stations, including West Virginia Public Broadcasting.