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Beginning July 26, the eighth season of Live from the Artists Den premieres on WUCF TV with a rousing performance from country superstar Tim McGraw at a Neoclassical former bank building in Houston, TX.

The long-running concert series creatively connects fans with an eclectic roster of icons and emerging stars performing in unique and historic venues across the United States.

The new season also includes high-definition episodes of virtuoso Mexican guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela, British pop singer Lily Allen, and Grammy winning singer-songwriter Jason Mraz.

Together, these four artists have sold over 54 million albums worldwide and compiled more than half a billion YouTube views, 25 million Facebook fans, and 12 million Twitter followers. Watch a trailer for Season 8 at artistsden.com/season8.

Live from the Artists Den is funded in partnership with Barnes & Noble, Citi, and Lexus, who have joined forces to support the series’ mission and bring Artists Den performances to millions of eager television fans around the world.

“This is one of the most diverse seasons of the Artists Den yet, and it really speaks to not only the range and quality of music that’s out there, but also the sophisticated taste of our fans,” said Mark Lieberman, founder and executive producer of Live from the Artists Den.

“There’s something for everyone.” John Servidio, vice president of subsidiary stations at WNET, said, “Our new season of Live from the Artists Den expands the range of performers and venues in exciting new ways to keep television viewers on the cutting edge of popular music. We look forward to the next group of concerts from Mark and his team."

Even for McGraw– who has had 14 Number One albums and 35 singles hit the top of the country music charts – Performing at an old Houston bank for Live from the Artists Den was a special experience: “Playing in an arena or a stadium, they all look the same to a certain extent,” he said. “You come into a space like this, and you just play differently. It inspires you in a different sort of way.”

National Season 8- WUCF TV Schedule:

  • July 26: Midnight- Tim McGraw at The Corinthian in Houston, TX
  • August 2: Midnight - Rodrigo y Gabriela at The Hispanic Society of America in Washington Heights, NY
  • August 9: Midnight - Lily Allen at the Manhattan Center’s Grand Ballroom in New York, NY
  • August 16: Midnight - Jason Mraz at UCLA’s Royce Hall in Los Angeles, CA

About the Artists Den

Live from the Artists Den is a three-time New York Emmy®-nominated music television series that features popular recording artists performing in non-traditional settings throughout North America.

Live from the Artists Den broadcasts nationally on public television and internationally in the United Kingdom, Japan, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Israel, and Latin America.

Featured artists have included Adele, Mumford & Sons, Norah Jones, Kid Rock, Robert Plant, The National, Elvis Costello, Ray LaMontagne, Ringo Starr, Death Cab for Cutie, and Tori Amos.

Featured venues have included Graceland, the first art museum in America, a Masonic temple, a former Archdiocese cathedral, a 1930s silent movie theater, the world’s oldest merchant sailing vessel, the New York Public Library, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

A full listing of previously featured artists, TV episodes, and venues can be viewed at artistsden.com.