University of Dubuque Heritage Center to host radio legend Garrison Keillor

Aug 22, 2014

Heritage Center, the University of Dubuque’s performing arts, worship, and campus center, will present An Afternoon with Garrison Keillor on Sunday, September 21 at 2:00 p.m. The world-renowned writer, humorist, and entertainer will spend an afternoon regaling his audience with tales of his life, career, and his infamous hometown – Lake Wobegon.

WHAT:           Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series – An Afternoon with Garrison Keillor

WHEN:           Sunday, September 21, 2014, 2:00 p.m.

WHERE:         John and Alice Butler Hall, Heritage Center

TICKETS:       $39-$49 for adults, $20 for students

One of the most talented American storytellers of our generation, Garrison Keillor is best known for hosting the wildly popular radio programs A Prairie Home Companion and The Writer’s Almanac.  Keillor continues to receive critical acclaim for his work on and off the air as a best-selling author; a contributing writer for notable publications such as The New Yorker, The New York Times, and Chicago Tribune; and a poet, having recently published his first volume of poetry earlier this year.

A special pre-show screening of River of Dreams, a short documentary about the mighty Mississippi commissioned for the National Mississippi River Museum and narrated by Garrison Keillor, will take place in Heritage Center’s Babka Theatre at 1:00 p.m. Jerry Enzler, director of the museum and the Dubuque County Historical Society, will introduce the film and tell a few stories about the making of this nationally award-winning short film and Keillor’s part in the process. 

Season ticket holders receive discounted tickets for this event. Tickets for An Afternoon with Garrison Keillor can be purchased now online at, or at Farber Box Office beginning August 18, open Monday through Friday from 12:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Heritage Center, University of Dubuque, 2255 Bennett Street, or call 563.585.SHOW(7469).

TH Media serves as the Heritage Center 2014-2015 season presenting media partner. Additional media support for this event has been provided by WVIK Augustana Public Radio 95.9 FM.