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Media Contact: David O'Neill
Prairie Home Productions
Phone: 651-999-1095
E-mail: davido@prairiehome.us

May 6, 2008

A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION'S "SUMMER NIGHT IN LAKE WOBEGON" RHUBARB TOUR HITS THE ROAD AUGUST 10th

Garrison Keillor and company to play 16 cities

(SAINT PAUL, Minn.) The 2008 A Prairie Home Companion "Summer Night in Lake Wobegon" Rhubarb Tour kicks off on August 10th for a 16-city run that will take the troupe from coast to coast.

Garrison Keillor describes the ramble this way:

"The Home of the Heart Tour is the soul of A Prairie Home Companion - stories from Lake Wobegon, passionate duets, the philosophy of Guy Noir, wild radio dramas starring sound-effects genius Fred Newman, and the incredible Guy's All-Star Shoe Band. "

"This is the show I'd do if I could only do one more show. It's the essence of everything from the past 34 years of Prairie Home that was funny and heartbreaking and made for great radio. The terrific Suzy Bogguss joins us for the singing, and Guy Noir reminisces about his salad days in the P.I. business, and I'll tell about the little town that time forgot and State Fairs and the first girl I loved, and we'll all sing 'America the Beautiful' and go home."

Beginning its 35th season in September 2008, A Prairie Home Companion is heard by some 4 million listeners on more than 500 public radio stations nationwide, as well as on XM Radio, the Armed Forces Network Europe, the Far East Network, and in dozens of European cities via the Astra satellite network.

A Prairie Home Companion is produced by Prairie Home Productions and presented by American Public Media. The show is sponsored nationally by General Mills, Inc. and by the Sleep Number Bed by Select Comfort. Audio clips, scripts and more information on A Prairie Home Companion can be found online at www.prairiehome.org.

WHAT: A Prairie Home Companion's "Home of the Heart" Rhubarb Tour hits 16 cities beginning August 10, 2008

WHO: Garrison Keillor, the Guy's All-Star Shoe Band, singer Suzy Bogguss, sound-effects wizard Fred Newman

WHEN/WHERE:

Aug. 10 Bayfield, WI - Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua
Aug. 12 Lewisburg, WV - State Fair of West Virginia Grandstand
Aug. 13 Indianapolis, IN - Indiana State Fair Grandstand
Aug. 14 Bismarck, ND - Bismarck Civic Center
Aug. 15 Seattle, WA - Marymoor Park (Redmond, WA)
Aug. 16 Santa Barbara, CA - Santa Barbara Bowl
Aug. 17 Des Moines, IA - Iowa State Fair Grandstand
Aug. 19 Salt Lake City, UT - Red Butte Garden Outdoor Concert Series
Aug. 20 Denver, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Aug. 21 Ocean Grove, NJ - The Great Auditorium
Aug. 23 Essex Junction, VT - Champlain Valley Fair Grandstand
Aug. 24 Gilford, NH - Meadowbrook U.S. Cellular Pavilion
Aug. 26 Santa Fe, NM - The Santa Fe Opera
Aug. 27 Salem, OR - Oregon State Fair, L.B. Day Amphitheater
Aug. 31 Hyannis, MA - Cape Cod Melody Tent
Sept. 1 Cohasset, MA - South Shore Music Circus


TICKET INFO: See links at www.prairiehome.org

ABOUT SUZY BOGGUSS: go to www.suzybogguss.com

FOR MORE INFORMATION: go to www.prairiehome.org, or contact David O'Neill at davido@prairiehome.us

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