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Premiere Screening of Ken Burns’s New Country Music Documentary

April 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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Country Music, Ken Burns’s new PBS documentary series, won’t premiere nationally until September, but Burns’s co-producers Dayton Duncan and Julie Dunfey will host a special preview screening and discussion at UNC Asheville at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 2, in the Highsmith Student Union’s beautiful new Blue Ridge Room.

The screening is free and open to everyone but space is limited, so tickets are required. Please secure your tickets at https://countrymusicuncavl.eventbrite.com. UNC Asheville is one of only 30 sites nationally to host advance premiere screenings of Country Music.

Duncan and Dunfey will screen exclusive clips of the 16-hour documentary series, Country Music, and then will answer audience questions. The film, which chronicles the history of the uniquely American art form, features many North Carolina artists and their stories, from early spiritual music, Celtic mountain music through notable stars like Rhiannon Giddens, Kathy Mattea, Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, among many others. Trailers for the film are available here.

Country Music premieres nationally on PBS stations and locally on UNC-TV, Sunday, Sept. 15 through Wednesday, Sept. 18, and Sunday, Sept. 22 through Wednesday, Sept. 25 from 8-10 p.m.



Highsmith Student Union Blue Ridge Room
One University Heights
Asheville,28804United States
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