40th Anniversary – Festival Schedule

  • Main Stage on the Great Lawn
  • Weyerhaeuser Memorial Chapel
  • Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center
  • Jamboree Tent
  • Leonard Center Gymnasium
  • Common Good Books

Schedule subject to change — please check this website and on-site schedules for updated information.


The 40th Anniversary Celebration is free and open to the public! General admission seats are still available for the rehearsal and concert on Friday, July 4. (General admission seats for the rehearsal and broadcast on Saturday, July 5 are now sold out.) Purchase tickets →

Free Activities

  • APHC Film Room in the Leonard Center Gym — Watch slide shows and APHC videos
  • Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center — Concerts and presentations in the Mairs Concert Hall
  • Weyerhaeuser Chapel — Concerts
  • Jamboree Stage — Bring your instrument and join a few pros for morning and afternoon jams, July 4 and 5
  • Air Traffic — Juggling and great games for family fun
  • Book nook — Book giveaway (with a Second Harvest Food donation)
  • Hula-hooping from Live Retro—Hoops by Lizzie and Sydney Spins — Watch demos and try them yourself!
  • Macalester College Pipe Band
  • Minnesota Children’s Museum — Paint-your-own-face and Imagination Playground
  • Minnesota Historical Society — the History Hound
  • Minnesota Public Radio — Gary Eichten interviews APHC performers from across the four decades
  • Mrs. Sundberg’s Pantry — Apron decorating contest, exchange a Second Harvest food donation for a GK recipe, discussions and presentions on food and cooking
  • Tessie Bundick — Makeup artist
  • Turn Your Radio On — Try your hand at SFX scripts and sing some Prairie-oke!


  • A Prairie Home Companion 40th Anniversary Gift Shop
  • Avalon on Grand
  • Minnesota Honey Company
  • Red House Records
  • Wade Scheel Pottery
  • Tim Trost — Original and distinctive culinary, nature, and inspirational artwork

Food & Beverages

  • Breadsmith
  • El Burrito Mercado
  • Cow Bella Gelato
  • Famous Dave’s (Saturday only)
  • French Meadow Bakery & Cafe
  • Khyber Pass Cafe
  • Kowalski’s Market
  • Leprechaun’s Dreamcycle
  • Natedogs
  • Potter’s Pasties
  • R.A. MacSammy’s
  • Rusty Taco
  • Sassy Spoon
  • Schell’s Beer
  • The St. Paul Cheese Shop