Prairie Home Companion: National Broadcast this Saturday from Cary

Story and photo by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC – How many of you listen to A Prairie Home Companion on the radio? Show of hands. Well, this Saturday, Garrison Keillor and Company will be broadcasting their national radio show on NPR live from Booth Amphitheatre in Cary, North Carolina. 

Live National Broadcast from Cary

Just this week, we’ve had the L.A. Galaxy in town (lost to the RailHawks) and now a national broadcast of A Prairie Home Companion.

Maybe Cary should be the Media Town instead of Tech Town. Okay, maybe both.

Just the facts: A Prairie Home Companion (APHC) will bring their show to Booth Amphitheatre in Cary on Saturday, June 2, 2012. Tickets are still available.

About APHC

Not familiar with A Prairie Home Companion? It’s like an old-fashioned radio show about the mythical small town of Lake Wobegon, Minnesota, “where the women are strong, the men are good looking and all the children are above average.”

APHC is always entertaining, sometime sharp and satirical, other times poignant or tender. Favorite bits include Guy Noir, Private Eye and Fred Newman, Sounds Effects Guy. The band is cracker jack and musical guests punctuate the sketches.

A Prairie Home Companion had its first performance in 1974 and has been delighting audiences ever since.

As Promised by Garrison Keillor

When last APHC was in town, Keillor suggested that it might be nice to do a broadcast from Booth Ampthitheatre in Cary.

Keillor also called Cary “a gorgeous town” and said he’d like to “come back and do a broadcast here.” – CaryCitizen, 9/15/2010

Maybe it’s the swans on Regency Lake. Maybe it’s the hotdogs at Ashworth’s. But Garrison Keillor was true to his word and this week’s national show will be broadcast from our own fair metropolis.

Event Details

A Prairie Home Companion
National Radio Broadcast
Saturday June 2, 2012
Gates will open at approximately 4:30pm. Guests must be seated and settled for 6pm Live Broadcast.

Booth Amphitheatre
Cary, NC

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