50th Anniversary of Prairie Home Companion 

Event Information

Bluestem Amphitheater

801 50th Ave SW
Moorhead, MN 56560


The 50th Anniversary Prairie Home Companion is a 140-minute show celebrating the last live radio variety show. It begins with a six-minute video on PHC’s origins in Minnesota, followed by Garrison Keillor’s stand-up on the beauty of being 80. The show features comedy sketches, the Royal Academy of Radio Acting, and sound effects wizard Fred Newman. Highlights include an extended commercial for Powdermilk Biscuits, messages from various quirky sponsors, and musical performances by Rich Dworsky and the Guy’s Hot Shoe Band. Duets by Christine DiGiallonardo and Keillor, an audience sing-along, and the latest News from Lake Wobegon round out the event.


  • Thursday, September 26, 20247 p.m.
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