Garrison Keillor to Headline Raue Center This Fall

Garrison Keillor to Headline Raue Center This Fall

Raue Center will welcome beloved radio host and acclaimed humorist Garrison Keillor to the stage at 8 p.m. on September 24, 2017.

Offering insight and stories from his journey as one of America's greatest storytellers, Keillor captivates his audience with his unique blend of comedy, charisma and wisdom.

"While I miss 'Prairie Home Companion,' I am sure that Keillor will have some incredible tales and wonderful insight to share," says Raue Center Executive Director, Richard Kuranda.

One of the most prolific American storytellers of all time, Keillor is a writer and humorist best known as the former host of the popular live radio variety show, "A Prairie Home Companion." From July 6, 1974 - July 1, 2016, Keillor entertained an average 4 million listeners on more than 600 public radio stations each week with celebrity guests and stories about the fictional town of Lake Wobegon.

After over 40 years with "A Prairie Home Companion," Keillor is now the host of the daily radio and online program, "The Writer's Almanac." A best-selling author, Keillor 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." He is also the editor of several anthologies of poetry, including "Good Poems: American Places."

Keillor has lent his distinctive North-Central accent to a number of voice-over roles and in 2006 Keillor portrayed himself alongside Meryl Streep, Lily Tomlin and Kevin Kline in the critically acclaimed film adaptation of "A Prairie Home Companion," directed by Robert Altman.

Keillor has earned a number of accolades throughout his extensive career, including a Grammy Award, two CableACE Awards and a George Foster Peabody Award. He has also been honored with a National Humanities Medal and election to the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Tickets start at $63 and are available for purchase online at or via the Box Office at 815.356.9212 or 26 N. Williams Street in downtown Crystal Lake.

Raue Center is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of all through the arts. For 16 years, they have provided quality programming - striving to make it pertinent, available and affordable to all. As a painstakingly restored, 1920s regional Showcase Theatre named for its benefactor-Lucile Raue-Raue Center has attracted the finest stars, Broadway shows, musicians and artists. Named on the League of Historic American Theatres, Raue Center is one of the finest examples of restored art and decor in the nation. The 750-seat theatre, located in historic downtown Crystal Lake, Ill., is a gathering place for our region's citizens and has become a true destination. For additional information, visit, and

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