Celebrate Music During our June Membership Drive

Celebrate Music During our June Membership Drive

We are approaching another special collection of programming for our June Membership Drive! In this edition of the blog, we’ve highlighted some of those shows you’ll be able to watch between May 31 and June 6 on CET and ThinkTV. These shows come with the opportunity to get some fantastic gifts as a thank you for your membership and donation to our ongoing mission!


Rodgers & Hammerstein 80th Anniversary

Friday, May 31, at 9pm on ThinkTV16 and CET

Celebrate 80 years of collaboration between Broadway legends Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. Directed and choreographed by Christopher Gattelli, this special concert from Great Performances features an all-star cast at London’s Theatre Royal Drury Lane, including Michael Ball, Daniel Dae Kim, Maria Friedman, Audra McDonald, Julian Ovenden and more.

Beginning with their first collaboration on Oklahoma! in 1943, Rodgers and Hammerstein revolutionized Broadway by integrating music and dance with well-crafted storylines to create a cohesive new form of musical theater. With a string of blockbusters including Carousel, South Pacific, The King and I, Flower Drum Song and The Sound of Music, the duo garnered 34 Tony Awards along with 15 Academy Awards for their film adaptations.

Support our stations and get a Rodgers and Hammerstein 80th DVD, 2-CD set and tote bag. Learn more: https://www.cetconnect.org/rodgers-hammerstein-80th-anniversary/.


Elton John – The Million Dollar Piano

Saturday, June 1, at 9:30pm on CET
Monday, June 3, at 8pm on ThinkTV16
Tuesday, June 4, at 8pm on ThinkTV14

Celebrate the legendary singer, songwriter and performer in a spectacular 2012 concert at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada. The centerpiece of the concert was the show’s namesake piano, an engineering marvel featuring more than 68 LED video screens created by Yamaha. The state-of-the-art piano – nearly four years in the making – provided the perfect accompaniment to Elton’s greatest hits, displaying fantastical imagery to complement the entertainer’s fan favorites.

Elton and his band put on an unforgettable show, which included much-loved classic hits from throughout his career, including “Rocket Man,” “Tiny Dancer,” “Saturday Night’s Alright (For Fighting),” “I’m Still Standing,” “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road,” “Crocodile Rock” and “Your Song.”

Support our stations and get a “Farewell Yellow Brick Road: Memories of My Life On Tour” book and a “Diamonds” 3-CD set. Learn more: https://www.cetconnect.org/elton-john-the-million-dollar-piano/.


Country’s Legendary Duets

Saturday, June 1, at 4pm and Monday, June 3, at 9:30pm on ThinkTV16
Sunday, June 2, at 7:30pm on ThinkTV14

Hosted by Tre Twitty, Conway Twitty’s grandson, and Tayla Lynn, Loretta Lynn’s granddaughter, this special looks back at some of the great country music duet performers of all time, from George Jones and Tammy Wynette to Dolly Parton and Porter Wagoner to Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn. Performances include “If Teardrops Were Pennies,” “We’re Not the Jet Set,” “Louisiana Women, Mississippi Man” and “After the Fire is Gone.”

Support our stations and get a collection of items: DVD, mug and 3 CDs. Learn more: https://thinktv.org/countrys-legendary-duets/.


Judy Collins: Wildflowers in Concert

Saturday, June 1, at 6:30pm and Thursday, June 6, at 8pm on ThinkTV14
Sunday, June 2, at 6pm on ThinkTV16

Filmed before a live audience at Town Hall in New York City, this special features the legendary folk singer performing her groundbreaking 1967 album, “Wildflowers”. Songs include “Since You Asked,” “Sky Fell,” “Albatross” and Judy’s chart-topping rendition on Joni Mitchell’s “Both Sides Now.” Judy closes the concert with one of her signature songs, “Send in the Clowns.

Support our stations and get a collection of items: “Wildflowers in Concert” CD/DVD, tote bag and “Both Sides of Now” 2-CD set.


Academy of Country Music Honors

Saturday, June 1, at 9:30pm on ThinkTV14
Monday, June 3, at 9:30pm on CET
Thursday, June 6, at 9:30pm on ThinkTV16

Celebrate the Country Music Industry’s favorite night featuring the biggest names in the genre. From the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville in August of 2023, the show features performances by today’s established and rising stars. The 16th Annual ACM Honors includes performances from BRELAND and Keith Urban, Brandy Clark, Jordan Davis, Chris Janson, Lady A, Nelly, Carly Pearce, The War And Treaty, Trisha Yearwood, Brett Young, Bailey Zimmerman and more.

Support our stations and get a “Backstage Pass to the Academy of Country Music” book and soundtrack. Learn more: https://www.cetconnect.org/academy-of-country-music-honors/.


Rod Stewart – Live at Royal Albert Hall

Thursday, June 6, at 8pm on CET

Enjoy Rod Stewart’s various incarnations – Rod the Mod, Rod the Rocker, Rod the Crooner – in this special. In what amounts to a singalong with his adoring fans, the raw-voiced singer reprises selections from his long and fruitful career. The October 2004 performance marks Stewart’s first time at Royal Albert Hall in London.

The special features early Stewart material including “You Wear It Well,” “Reason to Believe” and “Maggie May.” Plus, good buddy, former bandmate and current Rolling Stone Ron Wood plays guitar on a couple of numbers, including “Stay with Me.” Other songs include “Hot Legs,” “The First Cut is the Deepest” and “You’re in My Heart.”

Support our stations and get a Rod Stewart Combo: Program DVD and “The Definitive Rod Stewart” 2-CD set. Learn more: https://www.cetconnect.org/rod-stewart-live-at-royal-albert-hall/.


Chicago & Friends: Live at 55

Saturday, June 1, at 8pm on ThinkTV14
Wednesday, June 5, at 9:30pm on CET

Join the Rock and Roll Hall-of-Famers as they perform their greatest hits and are joined by special guests Steve Vai, Chris Daughtry, Robert Randolph, Robin Thicke, VoicePlay, Judith Hill, Christone “Kingfish” Ingram and more. Filmed in Atlantic City on a custom-built LED stage with over 18 4K cameras, the band plays songs from their double-Platinum debut album Chicago Transit Authority, in honor of its 55th anniversary. In addition to their biggest hits, the set also includes “unplugged” versions of some of Chicago’s classic tunes.

Support our stations and get a collection of items: a tote bag, a “Very Best of Chicago” 2-CD set and a “The Transit Authority” CD. Learn more: https://www.cetconnect.org/chicago-friends-live-at-55/.