CPTV to Launch Third Season of Infinity Hall Live to National Audience, New Content-Rich Website

There was a time when Connecticut Public Television was most associated across the country with a purple dinosaur named Barney. Next it was the UConn women’s basketball team that became synonymous with CPTV. Now, a distinctive concert series has come to define the local network well beyond our state’s borders. Infinity Hall Live, the intimate concert series taped at historic Infinity Music Hall in Norfolk, returns in July to CPTV with a new season of five episodes. This season’s line-up includes: five-time Grammy-winning blues legends The Robert Cray Band, folk/pop artist Brett Dennen and his four-piece band, alt-country rockers Deer Tick, seven-time Grammy nominee singer-songwriter Joan Osborne and the band of brothers Los Lonely Boys. infinity

Co-produced by Connecticut Public Television (CPTV) and Infinity Music Hall, the third season of the series, airing on CPTV and public television stations across the country, features a lineup of diverse artists from a wide range of musical genres – rock, folk, blues and more – appealing to fans of every taste and generation.

Nationally, over 70 percent of public television stations nationwide have broadcast Infinity Hall Live, bringing fans from all over the country inside the cozy Victorian music hall. Major markets airing the new season beginning in July will include New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, Washington DC, Phoenix, Portland, St. Louis, Cleveland and many more. A complete list of stations is available at www.pbs.org/tv_schedules/. Executive Producer is multiple regional Emmy Award winner Jennifer Boyd.

Known for its rustic style, the intimate 300-seat Infinity Hall, built in 1883, has a unique ability to offer fans a profound and personal way to not only enjoy their favorite artists’ songs, but also listen to interviews on their creative processes. In candid pre- and post-show interviews, the performers reflect on their motivations, their inspirations, and their unique style of songwriting and playing.

In addition to the new concert programming this season, Infinity Hall Live is offering a major relaunch of its website at www.ihlive.org. The website will feature more bonus content, a new design, extended interviews and videos not featured in the broadcast versions of the shows.

The new season of five episodes will be combined with 22 concerts from the previous two seasons of Infinity Hall Live and released online over the coming year for on-demand video streaming.

Every two weeks, a new concert will be released on the Infinity Hall Live website, www.ihlive.orginfinity hall website, for a limited time. The full programs will also be available for streaming online on PBS Video (http://video.pbs.org/program/infinity-hall-live/)and on TVs and mobile devices through the PBS apps for iOS (iPhone and iPad), Apple TV, Kindle Fire, Roku and Xbox.

Connecticut Public Television is one of the top presenting stations of public television programming in the U.S., with over two decades of experience producing programs that inform, educate, entertain and inspire – including a strong reputation and track record as a leader in performance programming