Co-op Celebrates Ken Burns and Country Music in Keene

The Monadnock Food Co-op and the city of Keene, NH are rolling out the red carpet to celebrate the 60th anniversary of New Hampshire PBS and a new series from Ken Burns, COUNTRY MUSIC on Wednesday, August 14, 2019.

Enjoy a day chock full of Country music activities for the entire family and an evening full of Country music and merriment. The main event at the Colonial Theatre includes an exclusive preview screening of COUNTRY MUSIC, followed by a question and answer with the film producers – Ken Burns, Dayton Duncan, and Julie Dunfey. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. For more information and to purchase tickets, go to

Earlier in the day, NHPBS is partnering with various Keene businesses to celebrate COUNTRY MUSIC all around town.

Cheshire Children’s Museum (10 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
Children are invited to make their own guitars out of recycled materials. Enjoy music from Keith Murphy and Becky Tracy from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (Museum admission fee.)

Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery at Keene State College (11 a.m. – 7 p.m.)
View and bid on some of the impressive photography used in the COUNTRY MUSIC series in a photography exhibit – “This Is Country: Photographs From COUNTRY MUSIC, A Ken Burns Film” and take a peek at one of the eight signed guitars from Faith Hill and Tim McGraw that are also up for bid. Enjoy the music from slide guitarist, Scott Ainslie from 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. (Free and open to the public.)

Monadnock Food Co-op (12 p.m. – 2 p.m.)
Enjoy a delicious country barbeque lunch provided by the co-op. Experience some southern hospitality on the outdoor patio to the right of the co-op building. (Lunch available for purchase.)

MoCo Arts (3 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.): MoCo Goes Country!
Attend a country music performance by the dance, theatre and young arts students from the MoCo’s 2019 summer camp. (MoCo Arts event admission fee.)

Colonial Theatre (4 p.m. – 5 p.m.): Behind the Scenes at Florentine Films
A look at the filmmaking process with the crew behind COUNTRY MUSIC. The production, editing, and post-production teams from COUNTRY MUSIC will be on hand for a panel discussion to describe their process and to answer your questions. (Free and open to the public.)

Machina Arts: Kitchen and Artbar After-Party (9:30 p.m. – 11 p.m.)
Finish out the night with New Hampshire PBS with a post-screening after-party to talk about the series and hear some great live music from Eric Gagne. (Food and drink will be available for purchase.)

Country Music Guitar and Photograph Auction
Eight autographed guitars from some of Country Music’s hottest stars are up for bid, including guitars from Dierks Bentley, Maren Morris, Luke Bryan, and Tim McGraw and Faith Hill to name a few. Also available, amazing photography used in the COUNTRY MUSIC series:

Explore the remarkable stories of the people and places behind a true American art form. Tune into COUNTRY MUSIC: A FILM BY KEN BURNS starting Sunday, September 15 at 8 p.m. on New Hampshire PBS. To see all the airings of COUNTRY MUSIC go to

For more information on New Hampshire PBS’ Country Music Day, go to

Support for the local broadcast and Country Music Day Event in Keene is provided by C&S Wholesale Grocers. 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.

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