'Prairie Home Companion' to kick off 39th season with show, street dance


Garrison Keillor's acclaimed national radio show "A Prairie Home Companion" is celebrating the beginning of its 39th season both indoors and out, the Pioneer Press reports.

The season is kicking off Sept. 14 with a show at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, featuring special guest Chuck Mead and his Grassy Knoll Boys.

After the broadcast, the show is taking the celebration outside of the Fitzgerald for its annual Prairie Home Street Dance, featuring music from Guy's All-Star Shoe Band.

The outdoor event will also feature dancing, contests, and for $5, a hearty meatloaf dinner.

Tickets for the indoor show go on sale Tuesday, with tickets going for $48, $38 and $32.

Keillor and company are currently in the midst of their "APHC Radio Romance Tour," which is playing 27 performances in 29 days.

The tour kicked off July 8 in Spokane, Wash., and wraps up Aug. 6, in Interlochen, Mich.

After that, "A Prairie Home Companion" takes to the seas with the 7th annual "APHC at Sea" cruise, which sets sail in Barcelona, Spain, Aug. 21 and wraps up in Venice, Italy, Aug. 31.

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