Win Tickets ($85): Garrison Keillor’s Prairie Home Companion America the Beautiful Tour @ 2015 Oregon Zoo Summer Concerts | Piano Master Richard Dworsky, Fred Newman World’s Greatest SFX Man & More!

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Garrison Keillor’s Prairie Home Companion America the Beautiful Tour on August 28. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, August 24.

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From our sponsors:
America The BeautifulGarrison Keillor’s Prairie Home Companion America the Beautiful Tour
August 28, 2015
Doors: 5 pm / Show: 7 pm | $42.50-$82.50 | All Ages
Tickets: zooconcerts.com

Oregon Zoo Summer Concerts
4001 SW Canyon Rd, Portland, OR 97221
(503) 226-1561

Oregon Zoo Summer Concerts are presented by the Oregon College Savings Plan and Banfield Pet Hospital.

The America the Beautiful Tour 2015 with 2½ hours of Sweet Harmony & Garrison Keillor with Piano Master Richard Dworsky and Fred Newman World’s Greatest SFX Man & The Radio Rhubarb Band with Fiddling Richard Kriehn & Chris Siebold Boy Guitarist, Guy Noir, Private Eye & News from Lake Wobegon & Audience Chorale & Poetry Declamation & Other Classics from 41 Years of Radio History.

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70 Responses to Win Tickets ($85): Garrison Keillor’s Prairie Home Companion America the Beautiful Tour @ 2015 Oregon Zoo Summer Concerts | Piano Master Richard Dworsky, Fred Newman World’s Greatest SFX Man & More!

  1. Kyoko August 11, 2015 at 3:22 pm #

    Despite all the haters, I for one would love to see Garrison at the zoo. Given that he is retiring soon, this might be our last chance.

  2. Ariana August 12, 2015 at 12:01 pm #

    I want to take my mom. She just got new hearing aids and loves PHC.

  3. Hannah August 12, 2015 at 5:41 pm #

    My husband and I love Powder Milk Biscuits.

  4. Leonard August 12, 2015 at 7:21 pm #

    Last chance

  5. Aleksandra August 13, 2015 at 12:05 pm #

    My husband loves Prairie Home Companion. It would be nice to take him.

  6. Kate Grimm August 13, 2015 at 3:17 pm #

    Garrison Keillor is an American treasure. His stories, as well as his humanity and intellect, connect us to our better selves. It would be an honor to attend this program and experience the gift of his many talents in person.

  7. Liz August 13, 2015 at 3:23 pm #

    Because ketchup is a natural mellowing agent, of course!!

  8. Donna August 13, 2015 at 3:28 pm #

    This would be a dream come true!! Garrison Keillor is one of America’s icons!!!

  9. Maureen August 13, 2015 at 3:31 pm #

    Because I’d like to see Guy Noir!

  10. shobha August 13, 2015 at 3:35 pm #

    I want to see if this marvelous guy even exists out of the radio!

  11. viola August 13, 2015 at 3:36 pm #

    the most fun you can have in a P.G. kind of way!

  12. Sharon SS August 13, 2015 at 3:37 pm #

    Love Prairie Home Companion.Always glad when it comes on. My husband and I would enjoy an evening spent this way.

  13. tom August 13, 2015 at 3:38 pm #

    this would sure impress the little lady! yeehah!

  14. Matthew August 13, 2015 at 3:38 pm #

    Yah, sure, you betcha, don’tchaknow…

  15. Claire August 13, 2015 at 3:54 pm #

    Been listening to him my whole life

  16. Peggy Weisskirk August 13, 2015 at 3:56 pm #

    I was born and raised in Minnesota. As a small child I visited my grandmother in rural northern Minnesota and actually met bachelor Norwegian farmers. I feel a kinship with Garrison Keillor and would love to connect with my roots by spending an evening listening to him.

  17. Crystal August 13, 2015 at 4:05 pm #

    Our friends always make fun of my husband and I because we love Prairie Home Companion…we’re of the younger generation – but we don’t care. It would be great to win tix to see Garrison before he retires!

  18. Hilary A August 13, 2015 at 5:40 pm #

    I’d be WoeBegone in Oregon if I didn’t win these tickets.

  19. Edie Greenough August 13, 2015 at 5:46 pm #

    Guy Noir – What a guy! Would love to see the cast in action.

  20. Mary Jane Pierce August 13, 2015 at 6:30 pm #

    I LOVE Prairie Home Companion! It never fails to make me laugh!

  21. BRIANNA August 13, 2015 at 8:40 pm #

    for nostalgia sake…with my mama!!

  22. alex M August 13, 2015 at 8:46 pm #

    Love Garrison, he is a classic story teller of our time!

  23. Heather Young August 13, 2015 at 10:17 pm #

    ive loved Prairie Home Companion since I was young. Listening to it on the radio with my family in the car while running errands or doing chores at home on Saturdays is a fond memory. Please pick me!

  24. Carolyn August 13, 2015 at 10:54 pm #

    I first listened to Garrison Keelor and Prairie Home Companion on KDLG radio, Dillingham Alaska in the Sumer of 1982. I became a n instant fan. I ordered Buttermlk Biscuits dish towels, read Keelors’s book Lake Wobegon. I’m still a fan and inspired by his creative wit, storytelling and insight into Americana. I really want to win these tickets.How I would llove to see him

    • Dee Richardson August 14, 2015 at 3:49 am #

      I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to SEE Garrison Keeler in person, after so many years of HEARING him!!! I hope I hope I hope I win!!!! Thank you soooooo much!!

  25. Cory August 14, 2015 at 8:07 am #

    Garrison is the king of Quirk!!!!!

  26. Cora August 14, 2015 at 8:34 am #

    Garichit Garrison Keillor + PIANO music!!
    How cool is that

  27. Cora August 14, 2015 at 8:36 am #

    Silly AutoCorrect! What I MEANT was….,
    Garrison Keillor + PIANO music = How cool is that?!!!

  28. mark sanchez August 14, 2015 at 12:31 pm #

    An appropriate good-bye to Garrison, Guy Noir, bachelor Norwegian farmers, BeBopaRebop Rhubarb pie and the rest.

    They stopped me every weekend with a gentle reminder to smile.

  29. Annette August 14, 2015 at 3:51 pm #

    No better place than Portland to represent America the Beautiful! Huge fan of PHC and would love to take my Mom and treat her to a night out at one of Portland’s nicest venues. Please…pick me!!!

  30. Kate August 14, 2015 at 6:02 pm #

    Oh my god… we would love this. We listen to him all the time.

  31. Ann Howell August 14, 2015 at 8:48 pm #

    A “date night” used to be listening to PHC and making dinner together. This all started in 1983!
    Please let me take my hubby for our anniversary!

  32. Steve August 15, 2015 at 11:03 am #

    My girlfriend just lost her last norwegian batchelor farmer uncle and I need to get the taste of shame and humiliation out of my mouth. That’s why we need to go see Garrison!

  33. Brad August 15, 2015 at 2:20 pm #

    Zoo Date!

  34. Vanessa August 16, 2015 at 7:36 am #

    It would be like a slice of childhood nostalgia. Only live :-)

  35. Naomi August 16, 2015 at 2:48 pm #

    My dad loves Garrison. I’d love to surprise him with these tickets!

  36. R. Powell August 16, 2015 at 4:05 pm #

    Yet another opportunity I would like to take yet I can’t due to lack of funds.

  37. Pdx robot August 16, 2015 at 10:40 pm #

    so good for so many years. An American treasure!!

  38. Kate August 17, 2015 at 9:20 am #

    Wow! Would be a wonderful way to celebrate my birthday & kick off the weekend! Date night with my boo. Pick the Birthday Girl! :-)

  39. chelsea August 18, 2015 at 12:41 am #

    Prairie Home Companion sweeps me away to a place where my imagination is in control. Every weekend (usually on sunday because I always procrastinate on saturday) I go somewhere cozy..either outside or laying on my floor…and for two hours I am in Minnesota and I am part of a greater whole and I am a cowboy , an english major, a lutheran and I need rhubarb pie… I float while I listen to Mr. Kiellor’s soothing speaking voice and scratchy voiced songs with any guest that visits.. I would appreciate the opportunity to go deeper into the radio to experience the mind fireworks of experiencing the show live.

  40. ahbree August 18, 2015 at 9:10 am #

    A lovely date night.

  41. Laura I August 18, 2015 at 1:52 pm #

    I’ve listened to Garrison Keillor my whole life (and so has my whole family!)
    I’d love to go to see one show live before he retires!

  42. Robert Powell August 20, 2015 at 2:08 pm #

    I’ve been a casual fan of PHC for awhile and would really, really like to see the show in person.

  43. Ditty Nicolaides August 20, 2015 at 2:15 pm #

    Me! Me! Me!

  44. Aurelia August 20, 2015 at 2:28 pm #

    Saw Prairie Home Companion in MN, but there was a guest host (Keillor decided to take one of his few vacations!). Would love to see the man himself!

  45. Jenny August 20, 2015 at 2:29 pm #

    Yes please!

  46. Christina August 20, 2015 at 2:44 pm #

    Rhubarb Pie!

  47. Renata August 20, 2015 at 2:48 pm #

    I listen to this program every Saturday and have always dreamed of seeing it live… seeing the movie was not enough to quench my thirst for quirk! Would love to attend this event!

  48. Victoria Gantz August 20, 2015 at 3:33 pm #

    This might be Garrison’s last tour. I heard he is turning over his mic. I’d love to see this show!

  49. miles August 20, 2015 at 3:40 pm #

    This would be so awesome

  50. WhenPigsFly August 20, 2015 at 3:50 pm #

    Garrison is from the Midwest, I’m from the Midwest. Perfect match I’d say.

  51. Bobbie Kramer August 20, 2015 at 4:07 pm #

    As a former Minnesotan, I would love to go!

  52. Tim August 20, 2015 at 5:36 pm #

    Love this guy

  53. Amber August 20, 2015 at 9:11 pm #

    “That’s the news from Lake Woebegon, where all the women are strong, all the men are good-looking, and all the children are above average.”
    Garrison Keillor
    Would so love to hear this in person!

  54. hannah August 20, 2015 at 9:13 pm #

    I catch it on npr most weekends…but what a treat to see it live!

  55. Larry Reed August 20, 2015 at 9:56 pm #

    This is to watch that Lindsay Lohan movie, right? Sign me up.

  56. Caitlin August 21, 2015 at 12:19 am #

    I’ve listened to PHC all my life and it’s been a comforting constant throughout all of my life’s changes.

  57. Jessica August 21, 2015 at 12:45 am #

    My fingers are SO crossed! I love PHC!

  58. Carol McKenzie August 21, 2015 at 9:12 am #

    I would like to take my disabled husband out to the zoo and PHC usually can afford much these day. He loves PHC.

    • Paula Seid August 21, 2015 at 9:45 am #

      It’s been a long time since I’ve lived in a small town. Listening to PHC is a wonderful walk down memory lane for me. And I thought that WE had some characters in our town!

  59. Niki August 21, 2015 at 3:59 pm #

    Both my boyfriend and I love listening to PHC. I’d love to be able to surprise him with some tickets.

  60. Jim August 22, 2015 at 11:55 am #

    I’d love to take my parents to see this.

  61. Camille August 23, 2015 at 8:40 am #

    OH YEAAAAAH! Grass, animals, Garrison Keillor – who could ask for more?

  62. Allison August 23, 2015 at 9:57 am #

    I grew up listening to Prairie Home Companion, it would be so cool to see it live! My favorites are Guy Noir, all the sound effects and Rhubarb Pie of course.

  63. Kristin Papa August 23, 2015 at 8:56 pm #

    I was an English major.

  64. Becky August 23, 2015 at 9:56 pm #

    My friend said she was going to get us tickets to the show for our birthday present (the two of us were born in July) but tickets were all sold out. I’d like to surprise her with them.

  65. Gina August 24, 2015 at 9:20 am #

    Inspiration for an aspiring pianist!

  66. Cory Shird August 24, 2015 at 5:12 pm #

    Zoo me baby!!!!!

  67. Maria August 24, 2015 at 5:43 pm #

    I come from a line of Norwegian English majors… And ended up as another one! I grew up listening to PHC with my family and it would be an dream come true to see Garrison Keillor now that I’m all grown up and can get all the jokes!

  68. Shannon June 17, 2016 at 11:25 am #

    My mom always listened to PHC and I have fond memories of driving while listening as a child. My mom would love to go to this and I’d love to make it a mother-daughter date :)

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