Prairie Home Companion announces 40th annniversary lineup

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Gillian Welch will be among the many marking 40 years of A Prairie Home Companion.
One of the longest-standing public radio traditions in the U.S. is undoubtedly our home state's A Prairie Home Companion. The past 40 years went quick, didn't they? Garrison Keillor's variety show with a heaping serving of folksy wisdom and humor is celebrating four decades with a weekend concert coming this 4th of July.

Joining many of the talented players who make the show's music happen every week are folk singer-songwriter Gillian Welch (above), Old Crow Medicine Show, and more. Check out the entire weekend's slate below.

The weekend includes a "40 Years, 40 Songs" concert at Macalester College held on the school's Great Lawn on Friday, July 4. Then Saturday, July 5, is a live, three-hour radio broadcast of A Prairie Home Companion -- also held at the Great Lawn. Sunday, July 6, is a Community Sing-a-Long with Garrison Keillor at the Leonard Center Fieldhouse.

Prairie Home companion 40th Anniversary lineup
GILLIAN WELCH
OLD CROW MEDICINE SHOW
PHILIP BRUNELLE
IRIS DEMENT
PAT DONOHUE
BOB DOUGLAS
STUART DUNCAN
MARY DUSHANE
RICHARD DWORSKY
ADAM GRANGER
JANIS HARDY
KENNI HOLMEN
DAKOTA DAVE HULL
MARIA JETTE
PETER JOHNSON
PRUDENCE JOHNSON
RICHARD KRIEHN
HOWARD LEVY
DEAN MAGRAW
HEATHER MASSE
JOE NEWBERRY
FRED NEWMAN
PETER OSTROUSHKO
GARY RAYNOR
TIM RUSSELL
JOE SAVAGE
SUE SCOTT
JEARLYN AND JEVETTA STEELE
STEVE STRAND
VERN SUTTON
BUTCH THOMPSON
POP WAGNER
THE WAILIN' JENNYS
ROBIN AND LINDA WILLIAMS

A Prairie Home Companion 40th Anniversary. July 4-6 at Macalester College. Schedule. Tickets are $25 for Friday, $35 for Saturday, and $50 for the weekend.

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