Garrison Keillors’ New Year’s Eve Special

Garrison Keillor - Host of A Prairie Home Companion Photo by: Brian VelenchenkoIf you are looking for something to do this New Year’s Eve, here’s an option you might consider. Garrison Keillor, from A Prairie Home Companion, will be hosting a live New Year’s Eve broadcast from the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. The Ryman seating is already sold out, but the broadcast is part of the PBS Great Performances series and will be carried on Public Television channels nationwide (check your local listing).

The program will also be available online starting at 9:30 PM CST from the A Prairie Home Companion website.

Keillor will host the telecast featuring regulars from his show such as “sound effects guy” Fred Newman, Rich Dworsky, Guy’s All-Star Shoe Band, and others. In addition to the A Prairie Home Companion series regulars, this special event will also spotlight some of bluegrass music’s shining stars. Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver and Rhonda Vincent & The Rage are both set to perform as part of the evening’s festivities. My understanding is that each of them will perform an entire set as part of the evenings festivities. Put it on your calendar now.