Ticket Tuesdays: What Makes a Classic Country Song? at SF Jazz

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Archival still of Patsy Cline performing in Ken Burns' Country Music documentary series.  (PBS)

Win tickets to What Makes a Classic Country Song? at SF Jazz Center in San Francisco.

What makes a classic country song? Is it tears, twang, and rhinestones? How did country music emerge over the 20th Century out of the tangled traditions of ballads and bluegrass, blues and rockabilly, hymns and honkytonks, and Western swings? What role did California play in shaping the country sound?

Join KQED for a live concert storytelling event that explores the essence and evolution of country music! Song by song, Host KQED Senior Arts Editor Gabe Meline and the band Red Meat break down the musical elements, tall tales, and true histories behind some of the most iconic country songs and the singers who put their stamp on this uniquely American sound.

Featuring exclusive preview footage from the new PBS documentary film series Country Music by Ken Burns, which premieres September 15 on KQED.

We’re giving away 5 pairs of tickets to attend What Makes a Classic Country Song? Fill out the form below for a chance to win tickets and receive weekly updates from KQED about Bay Area arts and culture.


From all entries, we'll randomly select five winners (each pair valued at $60.00). Deadline to enter is Wednesday, August 11th at 11:59 PM. Winners will be notified by e-mail and tickets will be available at will call. You must be a California resident and 18 years or older to participate. Employees of KQED are not eligible to enter.

What Makes a Classic Country Song?

Wednesday, August 21, 2019
201 Franklin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
7:00 PM

Want to buy your own tickets to this incredible event? Click here.