This week on A Prairie Home Companion, it's the night of nights, the height of heights on Exchange and Wabasha, the 33rd annual Season Premiere Broadcast, Meatloaf Supper, and Street Dance. Featuring bluegrass blowtorches Old Crow Medicine Show, sultry songbird Prudence Johnson, and the big guns John Niemann and Andy Stein are sitting in with the Guy's All-Star Shoe Band. Actress Erica Rhodes joins the Royal Academy of Radio Acting; Tim Russell, Sue Scott, and Tom Keith. Meanwhile, outside the Fitzgerald Theater, the Street Dance and Meatloaf Supper begins at 5pm with an outdoor APHC simulcast, at 6pm the heavenly meatloaf is served, and the dancing begins promptly at 7pm with the fiery Salsa Del Soul Orchestra, plus performances from all the great talent on the broadcast, hot/cold beverages, and Cash Prizes!!!

Contests this year include:

  1. "Loon Calling" judged by Tom Keith
  2. "Loudest Child & Beautiful Baby"
  3. "Mr. Wonderful" judged by Sue Scott
  4. "Salsa Dancing"
  5. "Name that Seed" - Identify jars of common seeds