Garrison Keillor, Master Storyteller

Garrison regaled audiences for more than 40 years as the host of A Prairie Home Companion, and brought stories to life on public radio’s The Writer’s Almanac. He’ll be taking the stage at The Center for the Arts in Grass Valley on Thursday, May 21, 2020.

Garrison Keillor captivates audiences with his signature blend of humor, charisma, and wisdom as he shares his journey to becoming one of America’s greatest storytellers. A best-selling author, he has published more than two dozen books of fiction and poetry. His unique works have earned him honors including Grammy, ACE, and Peabody awards, as well as the National Humanities Medal and election to the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Crowds are instantly drawn in by his soothing, hypnotic voice, whimsical vignettes, and homespun brand of humor. Sharing his passion for everything from creativity and literacy to the great journey of life, Garrison entertains with a sage yet wry perspective, inspiring with kernels of wisdom audiences carry long after he has left the stage.

Experience Garrison Keillor perform live on Thursday, May 21, 2020, at The Center for the Arts in Grass Valley, CA.  Doors open at 6:30 pm for the 7:30 pm show. Tickets go on sale to the public on Tuesday, February 11th, 2020. The Center for the Arts members get early access to reserved seats and special member pricing. Tickets are available at, at Briarpatch Co-op, and at the box office located in The Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce, 128 E Main St. Grass Valley, CA.

Since 2000, The Center for the Arts, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization, has grown into a leading presenter of music, dance, theater, comedy, literary and visual art, and family programming. Typically, the Center presents more than 150 events per year from its location in downtown Grass Valley. The Center is currently underway in a major renovation of its multiuse 21,000-square-foot facility in downtown Grass Valley. After the renovation, the Center will have a 492-seat main theater, a large visual art gallery, classroom space, and a 90-seat black box theater. For more information about the renovation, please reach out to The Center’s Executive Director, Amber Jo Manuel.