Garrison Keillor and Robin & Linda Williams Coming to Capitol Center This Fall
Three old friends from the earliest days of "A Prairie Home Companion" join together for an evening of harmony and humor -- and Garrison Keillor will speak of the beauty of being 75 - at the Capitol Center for the Arts (Concord, NH) on Friday, October 6, 2017 at 8PM.
Garrison Keillor was born in 1942 in Anoka, Minnesota, and began his radio career as a freshman at the University of Minnesota. He went to work for Minnesota Public Radio, where he created and hosted his popular variety show, "A Prairie Home Companion". He has been honored with Grammy, ACE, and George Foster Peabody awards, the National Humanities Medal, and election to the American Academy of Arts and Letters. 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).
For more than four decades now, ROBIN AND Linda Williams have made it their mission to perform the music that they love, "a robust blend of bluegrass, folk, old-time and acoustic country that combines wryly observant lyrics with a wide-ranging melodicism." Today, some might call it "Americana," but they were living and breathing this elixir 20 years before that label was turned into a radio format. The list of artists who have covered their original songs include Emmylou Harris, Tom T. Hall, Mary Chapin Carpenter, and Kathy Mattea.
Tickets for the October 6 performance by Garrison Keillor WITH ROBIN AND Linda Williams are $48.50 - $78.50, plus any applicable fees for phone/Internet sales. They may be ordered by calling the Capitol Center for the Arts at (603) 225-1111 or online at ccanh.com. Tickets may also obtained at the Center's box office at 44 South Main St., Concord, NH, which is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 11AM to 6PM and Saturdays from 11AM-2PM.
The award-winning Capitol Center for the Arts (ccanh.com) inspires, educates, and entertains audiences by providing a quality venue for the performing arts as well as a wide range of professional-level, artistically-significant presentations. The Center is conveniently located off Rt. 93 in downtown Concord, New Hampshire and is close to several quality restaurants, shopping boutiques, and other area attractions. The facility first opened in 1927 as the Capitol Theatre, a prime stop on the Vaudeville circuit; it later became Concord's premier movie house and concert hall. After closing in 1989, it underwent a multi-million dollar renovation / modernization and reopened in 1995 as the Capitol Center for the Arts. Today, the Capitol Center is home to the 1304-seat Chubb Theatre, the Spotlight Café, The Governor's Hall ballroom, and the Kimball House, a Victorian mansion.