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GARRISON KEILLOR’S
PRAIRIE HOME LOVE & COMEDY TOUR

With Rich Dworsky & The Road Hounds, Fred Newman, and Heather Masse

Saturday,  September 2, 2017

Madison, WI

Ages: All Ages
Gates: 5:30 pm
Show: 6:45 pm

 

– ABOUT THE SHOW – 

Two-plus hours of stories, love duets, Guy Noir, Cowboys, poetic outbursts, and our famous Singing Intermission at which the Eager & Able-Bodied stand and sing around the campfire. Garrison Keillor celebrating his 75th, with the extraordinary Heather Masse, sound-effects genius Fred Newman, Richard Dworsky and the Road Hounds.

 


TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

GENERAL ADMISSION – $45.00
Blankets and Lawn Chairs will be permitted for this performance.

 

PICNIC TABLE EXPERIENCE

Purchase the Picnic Table Experience for a special night out at Breese Stevens Field! Your Picnic Table will come with 4 reserved seating tickets, a private table, and a specially curated picnic basket featuring: 2 bottles of local wine, Potter’s Crackers, Emmi Roth Cheese, local Sausage, 4 bottles of water, 2 apples, 2 pears, and a selection of local chocolates. Included in your experience upgrade will be a keepsake basket, corkscrew, as well as disposable plates, silverware, and glasses. Additional wait service is also available to each table for patrons wishing to order additional bottles of wine and products for their basket. Cost is $500 per table. Must be reserved by August 30.

PICNIC BASKET UPGRADE

Upgrade your Breese Stevens Field experience with a specially curated picnic basket featuring: 2 bottles of local wine, Potter’s Crackers, Emmi Roth Cheese, local Sausage, 4 bottles of water, 2 apples, 2 pears, and a selection of local chocolates. Included in your experience upgrade will be a keepsake basket, corkscrew, as well as disposable plates, silverware, and glasses. Cost is $125. Event ticket must be purchased separately and be reserved by August 30.

 

View Stadium Map Here.

TICKET LOCATIONS

Tickets may be purchased online at Ticketmaster.comby phone at 800-745-3000,

and at the Coliseum Box Office.

Handicap seating is available in General Admission Grandstand on first-come, first-served basis.

Infants in arms do not need a ticket.


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BIOS

 

GARRISON KEILLOR was born 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 from July 6, 1974 through July 1, 2016, he created and hosted his popular variety show, A Prairie Home Companion.  His many books include Lake Wobegon Days, The Book of Guys, Pilgrims: A Wobegon Romance, Guy Noir and the Straight Skinny, and The Keillor Reader (Viking). He is the host of the daily program The Writer’s Almanac and the editor of several anthologies of poetry, most recently, Good Poems: American Places (Viking). In 2006, Keillor played himself in the movie adaptation of his show, a film directed by Robert Altman. In 2007 he opened an independent bookstore, Common Good Books, in St. Paul, the city where he and his wife make their home.

Growing up in rural Maine, Heather Masse sang hymns and folk songs around home with her family. Now based in New York, this New England Conservatory of Music alum is a one-third of the Juno Award-winning Canadian trio The Wailin’ Jennys. Lock My Heart is her recording with piano legend Dick Hyman. A new album, August Love Song — on which she joins forces with trombone great Roswell Rudd — was recently released on Red House Records.

Sound effects man Fred Newman is an actor, writer, musician, and sound designer for film and TV. Turns out, no one is more surprised than Fred that he’s made a career out of doing what he used to do behind the teacher’s back — crossing his eyes, making sounds, and doing voices. He readily admits that, growing up, he was unceremoniously removed from several classrooms, “once by my bottom lip.”

RICH DWORSKY & THE ROAD HOUNDS:

Keyboardist, composer, arranger, and longtime Prairie Home Companion music director Richard Dworsky has collaborated with such diverse musicians as Yo-Yo Ma, James Taylor, Brad Paisley, Kristin Chenoweth, and Sheryl Crow. He has provided music for documentaries on HBO and PBS, and has released many recordings of original material, including his latest, All In Due Time.

Bassist Larry Kohut has played on dozens of albums and many film scores, as well as performing with jazz artists such as Patricia Barber, Mel Tormé, Vincent Colaiuta, and Tony Bennett. In addition, he is an adjunct faculty member at Columbia College Chicago, where he teaches acoustic and electric bass.

When Richard Kriehn turned 10, his mom bought him a mandolin; at 19, he’d won the Buck White International Mandolin Contest. He went on to play with the Nashville Mandolin Ensemble and bluegrass group 1946. On the classical side, he has performed with numerous orchestras and was principal second violin for the Washington/Idaho Symphony.

Bluegrass to big band jazz, Chris Siebold knows his way around a guitar — or a bunch of other instruments, for that matter. Based in Chicago, he draws from a deep well of influences and styles, and has put his talents to work in ensembles such as Howard Levy’s Acoustic Express and Kick the Cat. In 2010, he formed the band Psycles, whose album Live at Martyrs’ was released the following year


ABOUT BREESE STEVENS FIELD

Breese Stevens Field is a multi-purpose stadium listed on the National Registry of Historic Places and located in downtown Madison on East Washington Avenue.  The facility hosts athletic events, concerts, community events and more annually.

WHERE TO STAY
Traveling to Madison for the concert? Be sure to book a room at the Hilton Madison Monona Terrace with a special Breese Stevens Field Concert Series promotional rate. To book a room using this promotion, please click here.

TRANSPORTATION
Adequate free parking will be available – See below for a full parking map.

Concert attendees are also encouraged to bike to the event. Free bike parking is available courtesy of Schwinn.

Order a cab ride from Union Cab to avoid parking all together. Just call 242-2000 or order online at unioncab.com.

Ride the free shuttle from the downtown Great Dane to and from the concert and don’t worry about parking! Enjoy the Great Dane’s hand-crafted beers and fresh, hearty pub fare before and after the show. Late dining until 1 AM! The shuttle will run from 5:00-7:30 PM to Breese Stevens Field and from 10:30-11:30 PM back to the Great Dane. The Great Dane is located at 123 East Doty Street, Madison WI. Visit www.GreatDanePub.com


 PERMITTED AND PROHIBITED ITEMS

Prohibited items that are discovered during inspections at venue entrances must either be returned to the owner’s vehicle or will be discarded. The venue will not provide a storage area for these items.

PERMITTED ITEMS

• Non-professional and disposable cameras
• Small Backpacks, small purses and fanny packs
• Blankets (only in designated area of the field)
• Lawn Chairs – this show only
• Strollers

PROHIBITED ITEMS (Including but not limited to)


• Food & Beverages
• Balloons, Flag poles, Tables, any items to stake into the field
• Chains
• Coolers, Glass Bottles, Cans, Thermoses
• Large Bags, Backpacks, Briefcases
• Pets (only service animals are permitted)
• Professional cameras, Tripods, Video Cameras, Recording Devices
• Umbrellas
• Athletic gear
• Any item deemed by management to be dangerous or inappropriate
• Smoking and E-cigs are not allowed within Breese Stevens Field. There will be designated smoking and e-cig areas.


FAQ’s

 1. Are any food or beverage carry-ins permitted?
One factory sealed water bottle per person will be allowed, no other food or beverage will be allowed inside the stadium.

2. Are dogs allowed inside the stadium?
No. Exception is service animals.

3. Are chairs allowed inside the stadium?
Blankets and lawn chairs will be permitted for this show only.

4. Can elderly or injured bring in chairs?
This is judged on a case by case situation.

5. Are umbrellas allowed inside the stadium?
No.

6. Are bikes allowed inside the stadium?
No, bikes must be parked outside of the stadium, bike parking will be available on Paterson Street.

7. Are there assigned seats?
No, seating is first come first serve basis, regardless of what it says on your ticket. There are no official assigned seats.

8. Are wheelchairs allowed inside the stadium?
Yes.

9. Where is a handicap accessible ramp to get into the stadium seats?
Right next to gate 4 there is a handicap accessible ramp.

10. Where are the restrooms located?
In the stands to the right of gate 4 there are two entrances to the bathrooms. One will be a ramp directly underneath the light pole next to gate 4, the other is a stairway to the right of the ramped entrance.

11. Are ATMs available?
 Yes.

12. Are credit cards accepted?
Credit cards will be accepted at all food stands. Beer stands and kiosks will be cash only.

 13. What time does the concert end?
The concert concludes at 10:00pm

14. Is smoking permitted inside the stadium? Vaping?
No, smoking and vaping will not be allowed inside the stadium. A smoking corral will be available outside of gate 3.

15. Will the concert go on if it rains?
The concert will continue rain or shine.

16. Do children need a ticket? 
Infants in arms do not need a ticket. All other children will need to have a ticket.


PARKING

A detailed parking map can be found below. All highlighted lots will be free of charge to park. Parking attendants and signage will direct you into the appropriate lots.

Concert attendees are also encouraged to bike to the event. Adequate bike parking will be provided, courtesy of Schwinn, along N. Patterson St.

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