CPTV Debuts Season Three of Connecticut’s Original Concert Series Infinity Hall Live on Friday, July 11 at 10 p.m.
The New Season's Diverse Lineup Features The Robert Cray Band, Brett Dennen, Deer Tick, Joan Osborne and Los Lonely Boys
Connecticut Public Television (CPTV) is pleased to announce that Infinity Hall Live, CPTV’s national concert series taped at the historic Infinity Music Hall in Norfolk, will return with a third season of five episodes in July. These episodes air on CPTV Fridays at 10 p.m. beginning July 11. The series will also air on CPTV4U, CPTV’s 24/7 over-the-air and cable channel, Sundays at 8 p.m. beginning July 13.
Built in 1883, the acoustically pristine Infinity Music Hall lends itself to exceptional, intimate concerts. Infinity Hall Live takes advantage of this unique setting, offering fans a profound and personal way to enjoy their favorite artists’ songs. Viewers also learn more about the artists through exclusive interviews and backstage footage.
The new season of Infinity Hall Live showcases acclaimed artists hailing from a wide range of musical genres, including rock, folk, blues, indie pop and more, appealing to fans of every taste and generation. The lineup includes:
The Robert Cray Band (Airs July 11 on CPTV and July 13 on CPTV4U)
Currently celebrating its 40th anniversary year, The Robert Cray Band is fronted by five-time Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and blues guitarist Robert Cray. At Infinity Music Hall, Cray takes the stage with one of the best bands in the business and blazes through a scorching set that includes tracks from their latest album, In My Soul.
Brett Dennen (Airs July 18 on CPTV and July 20 on CPTV4U)
Brett Dennen's introspective singing and songwriting talents keep fans coming back for more. Dennen and his band treat the Infinity Music Hall audience to a catalogue of crowd-pleasing tunes, including the bouncy "Get Out of My Head" and the rock single "Wild Child,” with Irish singer-songwriter Foy Vance joining the group onstage.
Deer Tick (Airs July 25 on CPTV and July 27 on CPTV4U)
Deer Tick — known for such songs as "The Rock," "The Dream's in the Ditch" and "In Our Time" featuring Vanessa Carlton — is an alternative rock band with a unique grunge sound. Infinity Hall Live captures Deer Tick as it debuts a stripped-down, acoustic version of its trademark rowdy stage show, creating a change of pace sure to delight both longtime fans and new devotees.
Joan Osborne (Airs August 1 on CPTV and August 3 on CPTV4U)
Seven-time Grammy Award nominee and multiplatinum-selling artist Joan Osborne has charmed audiences around the globe with her soulful voice and dynamic songwriting. Infinity Hall Live captures Osborne in the midst of a tour in support of her 2014 release, Love and Hate, which weaves together American roots music, poetic lyrics and impassioned vocals.
Los Lonely Boys (Airs August 8 on CPTV and August 10 on CPTV4U)
Los Lonely Boys is a sibling trio whose music draws on a diverse blend of influences, from Tex-Mex and Tejano to rock, blues and beyond. The Grammy-winning brothers come to Infinity Music Hall during a tour in support of their latest release, Revelation. Their lively set features their unique brand of “Texican rock and roll” and extended jams of fan favorites like “Hollywood,” “Crazy Dream” and the mega-hit “Heaven.”
In addition to performances by these artists, encore broadcasts of select episodes from the first two seasons of Infinity Hall Live will air throughout the summer.
Infinity Hall Live is produced by Connecticut Public Broadcasting in association with Infinity Music & Entertainment, Inc. In its third season of national distribution, the series is carried on more than 70 percent of public television stations nationwide, giving the rest of the country a taste of Connecticut’s vibrant music scene!
The companion website to the series – IHLive.org – features full episodes, music video clips from the series, photos, background information on the artists and more.
About Infinity Music Hall & Bistro
Built in 1883 in beautiful Norfolk, Connecticut, the recently renovated 300-seat Infinity Hall is an intimate music, dining and entertainment destination beyond compare, featuring more than 200 music and entertainment shows by national and regional artists annually. The renovated historic building features its original proscenium stage and architectural details with an intimate size that ensures each and every seat provides almost front-row entertainment. For more historical background and a complete calendar of events, visit infinityhall.com.
About Connecticut Public Television
CPTV is a media service of the Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network (CPBN). It is a locally and nationally recognized producer and presenter of quality public television programming, including original documentaries, public affairs shows and educational programming. CPTV has built a reputation as a leader in children’s programming, including playing an historic role in bringing Barney & Friends™, Bob the Builder™ and Thomas & Friends™ to public television. The station offers 11.5 hours of positive, nurturing children’s programs each weekday, reaching 450,000 households each week. The Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network also includes WNPR, an affiliate of National Public Radio, Public Radio International and American Public Media. WNPR serves 276,000 listeners weekly in Connecticut, New York and Rhode Island with news and information. Its award-winning local programming includes The Faith Middleton Show, The Colin McEnroe Show and Where We Live. CPBN also includes two affiliate channels: CPTV4U, a 24/7 television channel featuring award-winning drama, news and talk programming, concert performances, independent films, nature shows, British comedy and more; and CPTV Sports, Connecticut’s only 24-hour local sports network, covering statewide high school, college, semi-professional and professional sports. CPBN also houses the Learning Lab, home to the Journalism & Media Academy Magnet School satellite campus and the Veterans Vocational Training Program. For more information, visit CPTV.org.