Live from Here with Chris Thile to Host 2019-20 Season at New York’s The Town Hall

Beginning September 2019, one-of-a-kind public radio show will be broadcast live from historic NYC theater with even more special guests and eclectic mix of music, comedy and spoken word

NEW YORK, May 6, 2019 – Live from Here with Chris Thile announced today that it will kick off its fourth season on September 7, 2019, and will make its home in New York City at The Town Hall. Hosting from one of the country’s creative centers, Thile expects to attract top talent and bring some additional elements into the new season, which is scheduled to air over 25 shows.

“This season has been a dream for me and I’m chomping at the bit to build on it,” Thile said. “Next season, our public radio listeners and live-stream viewers will get the best and broadest selection of music and musicians we can possibly present, and they can also expect an expanded range of spoken word content, including poetry, literature, comedy and storytelling.”

Produced by American Public Media (APM) in St. Paul, Minn., Live from Here also is moving its creative and production teams to New York City, with The Town Hall as its home base.

“This is a great move for us as it puts us in the heart of the one of the great hubs of our industry,” said Jeffy Hnilicka, managing director, Live from Here. “It means an even better experience for our audiences with more world-class guests, more variety and live streaming at every show.”

Highlights from this season’s performances in Town Hall include rising stars like Maggie Rogers, Vulfpeck, and The Knights – alongside fan favorites like St. Vincent, Rosanne Cash, Jim Gaffigan, Jon Batiste, Cat Power, and Sara Bareilles.  Recent Town Hall shows already were tapping into their talented Broadway neighbors with Jeff Daniels performing an excerpt from To Kill A Mockingbird and stars from the Oklahoma! revival performing songs from their acclaimed show.

“To have Broadway performers walk across the street between their matinee and evening performances to join Chris on stage for Live from Here doesn’t happen anywhere else,” Hnilicka said.

The show will tour this summer and is exploring additional touring dates with its public radio partners. Fall dates at The Town Hall are Sept 7, Sept. 14, Sept. 28, Oct. 12, Oct. 26, Nov. 2, Nov. 16, Nov. 23, Dec. 7 and Dec. 14.

General tickets for the fall season at The Town Hall will go on sale on Thursday June 13. Sign up for the Live from Here newsletter for pre-sale information, VIP experiences and guest announcements at livefromhere.org.