• Pasadena Civic Auditorium
  • 300 E. Green Street
  • Pasadena, CA 91101
  • Saturday, October 28, 2017
  • 2:45pm - 5:00pm
  • Live Radio Broadcast

    A Prairie Home Companion is a live music variety show based out of the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, Minnesota, it is also syndicated on radio stations across the nation. A Prairie Home Companion goes on the road each season—and on Saturday, October 28, 2017, host Chris Thile and the gang return to the Pasadena Civic Auditorium with special guests Dan Auerbach (of The Black Keys), legendary soul singer, Robert Finley, Hilary Hahn, Fiona Apple and Nick Offerman

    A Prairie Home Companion at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium

    Dan Auerbach

    Dan Auerbach is best known as the guitarist and vocalist for The Black Keys and has garnered four GRAMMYS throughout his career. Auerbach discovered a YouTube video of Robert Finley performing to a street crowd in Arkansas (via Music Maker Relief Foundation) and signed Finley to his label, Easy Eye Sound.  Dan’s latest album, Waiting on a Song was released earlier this year.

    Robert Finley

    Robert Finley is a blues musician and soul singer from Louisiana. Finley connected with Dan Auerbach who took him under his wing and made Finley his protege. Finley’s upcoming studio album entitled “Goin’ Platinum” drops on December 8 on Auerbach’s label, Easy Eye Sound.

    Hilary Hahn

    Three-time Grammy Award-winning violinist Hilary Hahn is renowned for her virtuosity, expansive interpretations, and creative programming. Her dynamic approach to music-making and her commitment to sharing her musical experiences with a broad global community have made her a fan favorite. Hahn’s sixteen feature recordings have received every critical prize in the international press and have met with equal popular success. Her seventeenth album will be a retrospective collection that also contains new live material and art from her fans, in keeping with a decades-long tradition of collecting fan art at concerts.

    Fiona Apple

    “One of the most mesmerizing live performers in all of music,” said a Rolling Stone writer of Fiona Apple. “When she sings, every song is something the audience feels with her.” It has pretty much been that way from the start: Her debut recording, Tidal, won a Grammy for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance for the single “Criminal.” Other CDs include When the Pawn …, Extraordinary Machine, and The Idler Wheel … (Epic Records).

    Nick Offerman

    Nick Offerman is an actor, writer and woodworker, best known as the character of Ron Swanson on NBC’s hit comedy series “Parks & Recreation.” The show, in which he starred with Amy Poehler, Chris Pratt, and Aziz Ansari, wrapped its seventh and final season in 2015. For his work on the show, Offerman won a Television Critics Association Award for Achievement in Comedy in 2011, having earned his first nomination in 2010. He also received two Critics’ Choice Television Award nominations for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.

    Chris Thile

    Mandolinist Chris Thile is among the most highly acclaimed musicians of his generation. He made his first appearance on A Prairie Home Companion in 1996. He was 15 and had already been playing mandolin for a decade. He’d also started Nickel Creek with Sara and Sean Watkins, and released his first solo album, 1994’s Leading Off. This Grammy winner and MacArthur “genius” grant recipient now collaborates with many musicians in myriad styles and leads acoustic quintet Punch Brothers. Chris took over as the host of A Prairie Home Companion in the fall of 2016.


    Purchase tickets via Ticketmaster.com; by calling 1 (800) 982-2787; or in-person at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium Box Office. Tickets range from $38 to $68.

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    Pasadena Civic Auditorium

    The Pasadena Civic Auditorium is a historic concert venue known as the site of Michael Jackson’s first public moonwalk. The civic auditorium is located at 300 E Green Street, Pasadena, California 91101, it is the centerpiece of the Pasadena Convention Center campus. The 3,000-seat venue is on the National Register of Historic Places and was designed in Mediterranean Revival architecture. More→

    Getting There

    Located in downtown Pasadena, there are many options for traveling to the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. We highly recommend taking the Metro Gold Line, a beautiful light rail train that travels between East LA, The Arts District, Downtown Los Angeles, Chinatown, Mount Washington, Highland Park, Pasadena and the San Gabriel Valley.

    Metro Gold Line

    Take the Metro Gold Line to Memorial Park Station and walk four blocks to the Pasadena Civic Auditorium (10 minutes). Walking Directions→

    Driving Directions

    The Pasadena Civic Auditorium is located in downtown Pasadena, off of the 210 and 110 freeways. Directions


    Parking costs $13 per day for up to 16 hours, or $18 per day for in-and-out privileges. The subterranean parking structure is shared with the Sheraton Pasadena. The entrance is located on Euclid Avenue between Green Street and Cordova Street. Additionally, parking is available in several private structures around the convention center, these are operated by The Paseo. More→

  • Cost: $68, $58, $38, including $3.00 facility fee (Additional ticketing fees may apply.)
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