Country Music: A Conversation with Ken Burns and Julie Dunfey

Country Music: A Conversation with Ken Burns and Julie Dunfey

OPB invites you to join us for an evening with documentary filmmakers Ken Burns and Julie Dunfey for a preview and live conversation about their new eight-part, 16-hour documentary film series “Country Music.”

The series chronicles the history of country music, from its deep and tangled roots in ballads, blues and hymns performed in small settings, to its worldwide popularity. It explores how country music evolved over the course of the 20th century, featuring never-before-seen footage and photographs, plus interviews with more than 80 country music artists. It’s a story that no one has told in this way before.

This special event will feature highlights from the film, followed by a discussion with Burns and Dunfey, moderated by OPB’s April Baer.

“Country Music” will premiere on OPB TV on September 15, 2019.

Funding for COUNTRY MUSIC was 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,’ including: The Blavatnik Family Foundation, the Schwartz/Reisman Foundation, the Pfeil Foundation, Diane and Hal Brierley, John and Catherine Debs, the Fullerton Family Charitable Fund, the Perry and Donna Golkin Family Foundation, Jay Alix and Una Jackman, Mercedes T. Bass, Fred and Donna Seigel, Gilchrist and Amy Berg, James R. Berdell Foundation, David Bonderman, Deborah P. and Jonathan T. Dawson, Senator Bill and Tracy Frist, Susan and David Kreisman, Rocco and Debby Landesman, Lillian Lovelace, John and Leslie McQuown, the Segal Family Foundation, Michelle Smith. Major funding was provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and PBS.

COUNTRY MUSIC is a production of Florentine Films and WETA, Washington, DC. Directed by Ken Burns, written by Dayton Duncan, and produced by Duncan, Julie Dunfey and Burns.

$22.00 Tier 1, $5 Obstructed View


Reserved, Fully Seated Show.

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