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'A Prairie Home Companion' Summer Love Tour stops in Moorhead Sept. 1

"A Prairie Home Companion" has been a public radio mainstay since 1974. It is heard by more than 4 million listeners on some 600 public radio stations nationwide, as well as on XM Radio, and in dozens of European cities.

The show's 25-city "Summer Love" Tour rolls into Moorhead this Wednesday, Sept. 1 for a 7:30 p.m. concert in the Trollwood Arts Imagine Amphitheatre, located on 50th Ave. SW at the Red River.

The "Summer Love" tour has taken Keillor and his PHC pals from coast to coast, Texas to Minnesota.

Wednesday's concert will focus on the everlasting theme of romantic love: Jam-packed with tender duets and ballads, poetry (Poe, Shakespeare, Anonymous), and stories of passion and marriage -- not to mention Mr. Keillor's intermission walk through the audience for a sing-along of "Unchained Melody" and "Can't Help Falling In Love With You." It's an entertaining night for all ages!

While these tour concerts are not broadcast shows, they will include many favorite "A Prairie Home Companion" elements -- Guy Noir, Dusty and Lefty, and the News from Lake Wobegon.

Nickel Creek's Sara Watkins will be on hand, as will sound effects man Fred Newman and the Guy's All-Star Shoe Band.

Doors at the amphitheater will open at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. The show starts at 7:30 p.m., rain or shine.

Both reserved seats and general admission (lawn) seating are available. Tickets range from $30 to $65, and may be purchased at all Tickets 300 and Atomic Coffee locations in Fargo-Moorhead; online at; or by phone at 701-205-3182.