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On Memorial Day, KVIE/PBS will launch Front Row Center, a new concert series produced to give the live music fan an incredible, “like I'm there” experience. Front Row Center comes from the producers of the critically acclaimed PBS music series Soundstage. Filmed in front of a live audience at venues including, New York’s historic St. Ann’s Warehouse in Brooklyn and the Roseland Ballroom in Manhattan, this concert series delivers top-notch performances from some of the biggest names in music including, The Beach Boys, who reunite to celebrate their 50th anniversary; Train; Phil Collins; The Secret Sisters featuring T-Bone Burnett, Elvis Costello and Jakob Dylan; Colbie Caillat; Moby; Cheap Trick; O.A.R.; Bachman & Turner; and Richard Marx.
Upcoming Concert Schedule:
T-Bone Burnett Presents:
The Secret Sisters with Elvis Costello and Jakob Dylan
KVIE ch. 6: Sunday, May 27 @ 11pm
The Secret Sisters, singing siblings Laura and Lydia Rogers, showcase their beautiful harmonies and classic country/folk sound in a supper club atmosphere performing originals from their recent self-titled album as well as some of their favorite covers. They are joined by legendary guests T-Bone Burnett, Elvis Costello and Jakob Dylan.
The Beach Boys: Doing it Again
KVIE ch. 6: Sunday, July 1 @ 11pm
The legendary group reunites to celebrate their 50th anniversary (2012) with a look back at their career featuring never-before-seen archival concert footage, performances from their anniversary tour plus the recording of their new album That’s Why God Made The Radio.
KVIE ch. 6: Sunday, July 8 @ 11pm
Armed simply with her dusky vocals and acoustic guitar, this episode highlights her homespun music. In this performance, she sings her first hit single, “Bubbly,” as well as the love-stricken “Realize.” Caillat continues to impress with her sweet lyrics in “Fallin’ For You” and falls back in love when she performs “I Never Told You.”
Phil Collins: Going Back - Live at the Roseland Ballroom
KVIE ch. 6: Sunday, July 15 @ 11pm
This very personal concert sees Phil Collins take his superb 2010 release Going Back into the live arena for the first time, faithfully recreating the soul and Motown sounds that he loved as a teenager. His band includes three of Motown’s original backing band The Funk Brothers: Bob Babbitt on bass and guitarists Eddie Willis and Ray Monette, as well as two stalwarts of Genesis live shows: Chester Thompson on drums and Darryl Stuermer on guitars.
KVIE ch. 6: Sunday, July 23 @ 11pm
The Grammy Award-winning California rock band celebrates their fifth album, Save Me, San Francisco with highlights including “Hey, Soul Sister,” “If It’s Love,” and “Marry Me,” as well as past hits “Drops of Jupiter” and “Calling All Angels.”
KVIE ch. 6: Sunday, July 29 @ 11pm
This multi-talented and eclectic performer showcases his wide range as a musician and songwriter in this one-of-a-kind performance. With assistance from gospel belter Inyang Bassey and torch singer Kelli Scarr, Moby uses this hour of television to survey his nearly 20-year career. Highlights include “South Side,” “Porcelain,” “Natural Blues,” and “Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad.”
Future performances include, Cheap Trick, O.A.R., Bachman & Turner, and Richard Marx. Check www.kvie.org/schedule for airdates.