High Point, NC
Garrison Keillor and the Hopeful Gospel Quartet (Robin & Linda Williams, Prudence Johnson with Dan Chouinard) comes to the High Point Theatre for an Evening of poetry, gospel, sing-alongs and the News from Lake Wobegon. Tickets $60-$40
Garrison Keillor and the Hopeful Gospel Quartet (Robin & Linda Williams, Prudence Johnson with Dan Chouinard) comes to the Waynes Theatre for an Evening of poetry, gospel, sing-alongs and the News from Lake Wobegon. 7:00PM $55 reserved
Garrison Keillor and the Hopefuls (Robin and Linda Williams) comes to the Carrollton Cultural Arts Center for an Evening of poetry, gospel, sing-alongs and the News from Lake Wobegon. Tickets $30 reserved/ $10 children
Carrollton, GA Luncheon
Garrison Keillor will join guests for a casual Luncheon in the Lobby of the Carrollton Cultural Arts Center, where he will talk about how it all began and where he thinks he is going. Tickets: $45
Garrison Keillor Tonight with opener Debi Smith comes to The Birchmere in Alexandria, VA for an Evening of poetry, Sing-alongs and the News from Lake Wobegon. Tickets $45.00.
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 (Covid Vaccinations or negative Covid test within 72 hours – Masks also required indoors)
GARRISON KEILLOR TONIGHT with opener Debi Smith
Poetry, News from Lake Wobegon and Sing-Alongs
Garrison Keillor did A Prairie Home Companion for forty years, wrote fiction and comedy, invented a town called Lake Wobegon where all the children are above average, even though he himself grew up evangelical in a small separatist flock where all the children expected the imminent end of the world.
Since Prairie Home signed off, he has written a memoir (That Time of Year: A Minnesota Life), two novels (The Lake Wobegon Virus and soon-to-be-published Boom Town), and Living with Limericks, a collection that poet Billy Collins called “an inventive pastiche, which entertains, charms, reveals, then entertains some more.” In addition, there is The Writer’s Almanac (a daily podcast of poetry and historical interest pieces), a weekly column, and other writing — available via Substack.
He and his wife, Jenny Lind Nilsson, live in Minneapolis, not far from the YMCA where he was sent for swimming lessons at age 12 after his cousin drowned, and he skipped the lessons and went to the public library instead and to a radio studio to watch a noontime show with singers and a band. Thus, our course in life is set.
Singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Debi Smith has garnered fans across the globe, whether as half of the sibling duo the Smith Sisters or as a member of the Four Bitchin’ Babes or for her solo performances. She has appeared at venues that include the Kennedy Center, the Guthrie Theater, Epcot Center, public radio’s A Prairie Home Companion, All Things Considered, Mountain Stage, and more. She has a stunning three-octave range; plus, as Sing Out! magazine pointed out, “Debi has a personality that can make a room light up.” “She is pure music,” said folk music legend Tom Paxton. Debi has released nine solo recordings, most recently Then and Now, due out in the fall of 2021. She lives in the Washington, D.C., area with her husband and son.