September on PBS: The Hayloft Gang

Posted on August 30, 2011

The Hayloft Gang: The Story of the National Barn Dance will premiere on PBS in September.


Narrated by Garrison Keillor, The Hayloft Gang: The Story of the National Barn Dance tells the story of a changing America through the lens of one of the nation's most popular country music radio shows during the 1930s and 40s: the National Barn Dance. Last month, BTB announced an opportunity for fans to participate in a special online video contest in the tradition of home talent shows as seen in this PBS documentary.

Check out the video below for a detailed rundown of the contest:


The Hayloft Gang, by filmmaker Stephen Parry weaves rare performance footage, home movies, and candid photographs with first-hand accounts from fans and performers. In addition, interviews with historians, folklorists, and media experts reveal historical and cultural perspectives on the story. Keep an eye out for The Hayloft Gang, coming to PBS in September and enter the contest today!


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