Garrison Keillor returns to Durango
Classic storyteller Garrison Keillor returns to Durango Oct. 10
Host of “A Prairie Home Companion” comes to Fort Lewis College
DURANGO, Colo. – One of the most prolific American storytellers of all time, Garrison Keillor, returns to Durango with his “Just Passing Through” solo tour on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 7:30 p.m. Produced by the Community Concert Hall, the show will be staged in the Fort Lewis College Whalen Gymnasium.
Writer and humorist Keillor is perhaps best known as the former host of the popular live radio variety show, “A Prairie Home Companion,” which attracted some 4 million listeners on more than 700 public radio shows each week.
Born in Anoka, Minn., he began his radio career while majoring in English at the University of Minnesota. Upon graduation, he went on to work for Minnesota Public Radio, and by 1974 he’d honed his morning show into a live weekly variety program called “A Prairie Home Companion,” with tales from the quiet, fictional Minnesota town of Lake Wobegon, “where all the women are strong, all the men are good looking, and all the children are above average.” He hosted the show for 42 years before signing off as host in July 2016.
Keillor is also the host of the daily radio and online program, “The Writer’s Almanac,” and the editor of several anthologies of poetry including Good Poems: American Places. A best-selling author, he has published more than two dozen books, including Lake Wobegon Days, The Book of Guys, Pilgrims, Guy Noir and the Straight Skinny, and Homegrown Democrat.
Tickets for Garrison Keillor ($35-$55, VIP $135) are available on-line at www.durangoconcerts.com, or call 970.247.7657, or visit the Ticket Office inside the Durango Welcome Center at 8th St. and Main Ave., Downtown Durango. Ticket Office hours are Monday – Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. All sales final.