August specials: Great concerts past and present

From rock, pop, country, blues, R&B and more, Arizona PBS has must-see concerts across every genre and generation this month.

For the full schedule, go to our TV Schedule page.

Saturday, Aug. 17

6 p.m. John Sebastian Presents: Folk Rewind
Enjoy a treasure trove of historical footage that has not been seen in over four decades – plus new performances by artists who are still appearing in concert today. | Support Arizona PBS and get the CD/DVD set.

8 p.m. Woodstock: Three Days That Defined a Generation: American Experience
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the concert that became a touchstone for a generation. The film brings the three-day concert to life through the voices of those who were present at what became the defining moment of the counterculture revolution. | Read more. | Support Arizona PBS and get the CD/DVD set.

Sunday, Aug. 18

7:30 p.m. Mannheim Steamroller 30/40 Live
Celebrate decades of groundbreaking compositions with this milestone special from a group known for blending rock and classical music. | Support Arizona PBS and get the CD/DVD set or get tickets to see Mannheim Steamroller live at Mesa Arts Center.

Monday, Aug. 19

7 p.m. ’60s Pop, Rock & Soul
Enjoy a concert of beloved icons hosted by Peter Noone of Herman’s Hermits and Davy Jones of The Monkees. Every song is a classic from the decade of peace, love and profound social change. | Support Arizona PBS and get the CD/DVD set. | (Also Thu. 8/22 at 10 p.m.)

9 p.m. Daryl Hall & John Oates Live in Dublin
Join the number-one selling duo in music history for this sold-out concert filmed in Dublin, their first performance in Ireland. Hall & Oates perform a set list of hits including “Maneater,” “Private Eyes,” “I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do)” and more. | Support Arizona PBS and get the CD/DVD set.

Tuesday, Aug. 20

7 p.m. Pavlo: Live in Guadalajara with the Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra
Pavlo celebrates his life’s work with a 93 piece orchestra behind him. This spectacular performance took place at the legendary Degollado Opera House, a five-story historic national treasure in Guadalajara, Mexico. | Support Arizona PBS and get the CD/DVD set or get tickets to see Pavlo live in Scottsdale.

8:30 p.m. Joe Bonamassa: Beacon Theatre – Live from New York
The guitar superstar is joined by Bad Company’s superstar singer Paul Rodgers and songwriter John Hiatt. The program includes new songs and an exciting guitar experience. | Support Arizona PBS and get tickets to see Joe Bonamassa live in Phoenix.

10 p.m. John Sebastian Presents: Folk Rewind
Enjoy a treasure trove of historical footage that has not been seen in over four decades – plus new performances by artists who are still appearing in concert today. | Support Arizona PBS and get the CD/DVD set

Wednesday, Aug. 21

7 p.m. Benise: Fuego! Spirit of Spain
Join “The Prince of Spanish Guitar” for a romantic and exotic journey of music and dance that celebrates the fire, passion and spirit of Spain. Benise adds his signature twist to classics such as “Granada,” “Malaguena,” “Moonlight Sonata” and more. | Support Arizona PBS and get the CD/DVD set or get tickets to see Benise live in Phoenix.

Thursday, Aug. 22

8:30 p.m. The O’Jays: Live In New York
On March 30, 2019, R&B super group The O’Jays performed at the historic St. George Theatre in New York City. Taped before a live audience, this concert celebrates the group’s illustrious career, featuring fan favorites like “Love Train,” “For The Love of Money,” and “Use Ta Be My Girl” along with a few newly-penned songs from the O’Jays recent and final album “The Last Word.” | Support Arizona PBS and get the CD/DVD set.

10 p.m. ’60s Pop, Rock & Soul
Enjoy a concert of beloved icons hosted by Peter Noone of Herman’s Hermits and Davy Jones of The Monkees. Every song is a classic from the decade of peace, love and profound social change. | Support Arizona PBS and get the CD/DVD set.

Saturday, Aug. 24

3 p.m. John Sebastian Presents Folk Rewind
Enjoy a treasure trove of historical footage that has not been seen in over four decades – plus new performances by artists who are still appearing in concert today. | Support Arizona PBS and get the CD/DVD set.

7 p.m. Mannheim Steamroller 30/40 Live
Celebrate decades of groundbreaking compositions with this milestone special from a group known for blending rock and classical music. | Support Arizona PBS and get the CD/DVD set or get tickets to see Mannheim Steamroller live at Mesa Arts Center.

8:30 p.m. ’60s Pop, Rock & Soul
Enjoy a concert of beloved icons hosted by Peter Noone of Herman’s Hermits and Davy Jones of The Monkees. Every song is a classic from the decade of peace, love and profound social change. | Support Arizona PBS and get the CD/DVD set.

Sunday, Aug. 25

5 p.m. Pavlo: Live in Guadalajara with the Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra
Pavlo celebrates his life’s work with a 93 piece orchestra behind him. This spectacular performance took place at the legendary Degollado Opera House, a five-story historic national treasure in Guadalajara, Mexico. | Support Arizona PBS and get the CD/DVD set or get tickets to see Pavlo live in Scottsdale.

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