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Bristol: Country Music – A Ken Burns Film

July 18, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


EAST TN PBS PRESENTSCountry MusicA Film by Ken Burns

FREE with Online Reservation plus applicable taxes and fees / There is no member discount for this event.

  • Thu, July 18, 2019 @ Paramount BristolDoors: 5:30 pm / Show: 6:30 pm

East Tennessee PBS, in partnership with the Paramount Center for the Arts and ETSU’s Bluegrass, Old Time, and Country Music Studies program, presents an advance screening of Ken Burns’s COUNTRY MUSIC!

COUNTRY MUSIC chronicles the history of a uniquely American art form. From southern Appalachia’s songs of struggle, heartbreak and faith to the rollicking western swing of Texas, from California honky-tonks to Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry, the series follows the evolution of Country Music over the course of the twentieth century, as it eventually emerged to become “America’s music.”

Country Music is directed and produced by Ken Burns, written and produced by Dayton Duncan, and produced by Julie Dunfey, the Emmy-winning creators of PBS’s most-acclaimed and most-watched documentaries for more than a quarter century. This eight episode, sixteen-and-a-half hour series will begin airing on PBS September 15, 2019.

This event is free and open to the public with an online reservation.

Special pre-show performance by students in ETSU’s Bluegrass, Old Time and Country Music Studies programbegins at 6:30 pm.

Support provided by:
Bank of America, the Annenberg Foundation, the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, Belmont University, Tennessee Department of Tourist Development, the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, Rosalind P. Walter and by members of ‘The Better Angels Society.’

Major funding was provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and PBS.


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