- One G-Pass to see Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion: The America the Beautiful Tour 2015
- When: Friday, August 14, at 7:30 p.m.
- Where: Uptown Amphitheatre at NC Music Factory
- Door time: 6:30 p.m.
- $18 for general-admission lawn (up to $36 value)
- $39 for reserved seating in sections 101–103, rows 11–20 (up to $77.36 value)
- Click here to view the seating chart
How G-Pass Works: Your G-Pass will be ready to print 48 hours after the deal ends. Print the G-Pass and use it to enter the venue directly; you won’t need to redeem at will call. Due to security restrictions, G-Passes cannot be redeemed through the Groupon mobile app. Discount reflects the merchant’s current ticket prices - price may differ on day of event.
A Prairie Home Companion: The America the Beautiful Tour 2015
In Lake Wobegon, the women are strong, the men are good-looking, and the children are all above average. That’s how Garrison Keillor has introduced his fictional Minnesota hometown since 1974 during the “Tales from Lake Wobegon” segment of A Prairie Home Companion. Today, it’s hard to imagine the American airwaves without the Midwestern charm of his variety show. But in July 2015, the Sunday-driver community emitted a collective gasp when Keillor, in his soothing fireplace of a voice, announced that this would be his final season as host. Luckily, he’s taking the show on the road one last time for The America the Beautiful Tour before he bids listeners adieu.
While A Prairie Home Companion is most famous for its quirky Wobegonian tales—from numerous bear attacks to a group of Norwegian bachelor farmers—it places equal emphasis on humor and live music. In between Keillor welcoming audiences to the edge of the prairie and cooking up another soft-boiled detective parody as Guy Noir, private eye, the Radio Rhubarb Band and fiddling Richard Kriehn play old-fashioned Americana tunes. Singer-songwriter-instrumentalist Sarah Jarosz will also be on-hand to spin gentle melodies with mandolin, guitar, and banjo. And of course, no episode would be complete without sound man Fred Newman, who underscores everything with the Foley skills that got him kicked out of class as a child.