Get an inside look at Ken Burns’ newest documentary, COUNTRY MUSIC at this free community screening. The epic 16-hour documentary will air on GPB this fall.
COUNTRY MUSIC chronicles the history of a uniquely American art form. From southern Appalachia’s songs of struggle, heartbreak and faith to the rollicking western swing of Texas, from California honky-tonks to Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry, the film follows the evolution of Country Music over the course of the twentieth century, as it eventually emerged to become “America’s music.”
Guests will enjoy excerpts from the documentary, followed by a moderated discussion.
North Cobb Regional Library
3535 Old 41 Highway
Kennesaw, GA 30144
Free to attend, no reservation required
"Big Family: The Story of Bluegrass Music" provides a comprehensive look at a distinctly American genre of music. The film explores what bluegrass music is, what makes it unique, and key musicians who have shaped its sound. Historical segments trace the beginnings of bluegrass in the traditions of Scots-Irish immigrants and African-Americans and how these influences coalesced in the music of a young rural Kentuckian, Bill Monroe, in the 1920s. All are welcome to attend the screening of this film at the North Cobb Regional library.
Join us for a free screening of PBS Kids’ new hit show, Moly of Denali! Moly, her dog Suki, and her friends Trini and Tooey will teach us about resourcefulness, family tradition, exploration, and kindness through their adventures in Alaska!
Attendees will enjoy an episode of the show along with a snack and fun activity.