Suzy Bogguss joins Prairie Home Companion summer tour
Thursday, March 27, 2008
– Suzy Bogguss will join the Prairie Home Companion Rhubarb Tour 2008 for 17 shows in 21 days in August and September.
The tour follows the release of her last CD, "Sweet Danger," which explores jazz, folk and country.
Tour dates are:
Aug. 10 Washburn, WI Lake Superior Big Top Chatauqua
Aug. 12 Lewisburg, WV West Virginia State Fair
Aug. 13 Indianapolis, IN Indiana State Fair
Aug. 14 Bismarck, ND Bismarck Civic Center
Aug. 15 Seattle, WA Marymoor
Aug. 16 Santa Barbara, CA Santa Barbara Bowl
Aug. 17 Des Moines, IA Iowa State Fair
Aug. 19 Salt Lake City, UT Red Butte Gardens
Aug. 20 Denver, CO Red Rocks
Aug. 21 Ocean Grove, NJ The Great Auditorium
Aug. 23 Essex Junction, VT Champlain Valley Expo - taped for Broadcast
Aug. 24 Gilford, NH Meadowbrook
Aug. 26 Sante Fe, NM Sante Fe Opera
Aug. 27 Salem, OR Oregon State Fair
Aug. 29 Minneapolis, MN Minnesota State Fair - Broadcast
September tour date information was not released.
Bogguss also is pitching SinuCleanse, a nasal washing system that provides relief to those suffering from sinus problems. The campaign features a TV clip with Bogguss singing her own composition "One Clear Moment" from the "Sweet Danger" CD and talking about the product. The commercial is set to air beginning March 31 in 18 major markets.
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