Storyteller Garrison Keillor coming to MSU Riley Center on Sept. 28

Garrison Keillor, the tall storyteller from small-town Minnesota, will weave his spell Sept. 28 during a 7:30 p.m. performance at the MSU Riley Center in downtown Meridian.

Keillor’s appearance will be the second show in the Riley Center’s 2017-2018 Fall/Winter Performing Arts Series. The former host of the long-running public radio show “A Prairie Home Companion” will take the stage solo, accompanied only by a stool and a microphone.

In his soothing baritone, he will recite a poem or two. Now and then he will lead the audience in singing a song that strikes his fancy. Mostly, though, he will simply tell stories — sometimes whimsical, often hilarious, occasionally pointed, always spellbinding.

“Through it all,” wrote reviewer Wendi Winters about a Washington, D.C.-area show, “the rapt audience was engrossed, enthralled and enchanted.”

Get your tickets now for an engrossing, enthralling, enchanting evening with a man whose opinions are strong, whose red shoes and socks are good-looking, and whose ability to spin a yarn is way, way above average.

Tickets are $63 and $57 at the MSU Riley Center Box Office, which is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling the box office at (601) 696-2200.

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