Skip to Main Content

KET’s WinterPledge 2017 features The Beatles, Celtic Woman and more


KET’s WinterPledge 2017 features The Beatles, Celtic Woman and more

For Release: 11/15/17 9:36 AM

During KET’s WinterPledge 2017, Nov. 25-Dec. 3, viewers have the opportunity to enjoy great specials and an array of star-studded musical concerts – all while helping KET carry out its mission of providing high-quality, educational programming to citizens throughout Kentucky and beyond.Plus, those who donate during this special event will have the opportunity to receive tickets to a wide range of concerts and experiences that KET offers as thank-you gifts.

During KET’s WinterPledge, viewers may call 800-866-0366 or go online at to contribute. Contributions from viewers enable KET to purchase and acquire programs from PBS and other sources.

Viewers who make a donation may request, as a thank-you gift, tickets to concerts and experiences scheduled in Kentucky and beyond. Ticketed events include:

  • Trans-Siberian Orchestra: Nov. 30 at Rupp Arena, Lexington
  • Brian McKnight: Dec. 2 at Norton Center for the Arts, Danville
  • Mannheim Steamroller: Dec. 13 at EKU Center for the Arts, Richmond
  • 1964 The Tribute (Beatles tribute band): Feb. 2 at Lexington Opera House
  • Daniel O’Donnell: Feb. 27 at The Fabulous Fox Theatre, St. Louis, Missouri
  • Celtic Woman: April 22 at Carson Center, Paducah
  • Celtic Woman: April 27 at Louisville Palace


The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years | Oscar-winning director Ron Howard explores the history of The Beatles through the lens of the group’s concert performances, from their early days playing small clubs in Liverpool and Hamburg to their unprecedented world tours in packed stadiums around the globe. The film features rare and never-before-seen archival concert footage and interviews, including new interviews with Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr. KET: Saturday, Nov. 25 at 8/7 pm | KET2: Sunday, Nov. 26 at 9/8 p

Celtic Woman – Homecoming: Ireland | With their Homecoming tour, Celtic Woman continues to transcend national and cultural boundaries to celebrate the timeless emotion of Ireland’s centuries old heritage. They perform such classic songs as “Walk Beside Me,” “Dulaman,” “Amazing Grace,” “You Raise Me Up” and many more. KET2: Saturday, Nov. 25 at 7/6 pm | KET: Sunday, Nov. 26 at 9/8 pm

Young Hyacinth | This prequel to Keeping Up Appearances is set in the 1950s and charts the early life of the remarkable Hyacinth. Long before she became Mrs. Bucket, young Hyacinth was already dreaming of matching china and a bedroom in pastel shades. But her desperate attempts to transform her sisters and her darling Daddy into a better family are not appreciated. KET2: Saturday, Nov. 25 at 9/8 pm | KET: Sunday, Nov. 26 at 6/5 pm

Ken Burns: America’s Storyteller | Join Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, George Lucas, Wynton Marsalis, Yo-Yo Ma, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Sam Waterston, Doris Kearns Goodwin and more for a tribute to the acclaimed filmmaker. The tribute includes an extended interview with Ken Burns, a behind-the-scenes look at the making of his films and fascinating insights into his creative methods. KET: Saturday, Nov. 25 at 4:30/3:30 pm | KET2: Sunday, Nov. 26 at 5/4 pm

Great Performances: The Moody Blues: Days of Future Passed Live | The concert captures the historic group in performance in Toronto during their 2017 world tour, where they played the Days of Future Passed album in its entirety. Songs included such top hits as “Tuesday Afternoon,” “Nights in White Satin” and many others. KET: Sunday, Nov. 26 at 11/10 pm

KET is Kentucky’s largest classroom, where learning comes to life for more than one million people each week via television, online and mobile. Learn more about Kentucky’s preeminent public media organization at, on Twitter @KET and at


Todd Piccirilli
Senior Director, Marketing and Communications