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Country Music: A Film by Ken Burns – Free Preview Screening in Somerset

Thursday August 29, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT


Join KET in Somerset for a free exclusive sneak peek at Ken Burns’ new documentary Country Music. Explore the remarkable stories of the people and places behind a true American art form.

The evening begins at 5:30 pm EST with a reception and entertainment by Sydney Adams and her five-piece band. The reception will be followed by the 45-minute film screening and remarks from special guest Jessica Blankenship Bray, music journalist and editor/founder of, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this month. In 2018, Bray was named one of Laurel County’s Top 10 Under 40 Award recipients, and throughout her career has interviewed countless country music artists.

The event will also feature a door-prize giveaway and a prize for the best country-music inspired outfit. Must be present to win.

The eight-part Country Music begins Sunday, Sept. 15 at 8/7 pm on KET.

This event is free, but reservations are required:

Registration for this event is now closed.

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, Mindy’s Hope Foundation, the Segal Family Foundation, Michelle Smith. Major funding was provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and PBS.


Thursday August 29, 2019
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm




Center for Rural Development
2292 South Hwy. 27
Somerset, ky 42501
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