The Show

The popular music performance series, Front and Center, returns for Season 3 and premieres nationwide on public television in May 2014 (check local listings). The series boasts eleven, one-hour episodes and an all-star line-up of British and American artists. Season 3 features one-of-a-kind performances by Cyndi Lauper, The Goo Goo Dolls, James Blunt, The Avett Brothers, Ginger Baker, Christina Perri, Alt-J, Grouplove, Jon Batiste and Stay Human, Tom Odell and Here Come The Mummies.

In the New York metropolitan area, the series premieres Saturdays at 11 p.m. beginning April 5 on WLIW21, and late night Sundays at 12 midnight beginning April 13 on THIRTEEN. For airdates in other markets check local listings.

The Directors

Front and Center is directed by Pierre and François Lamoureux of FogoLabs, two of the industry’s leading and most experienced live concert film directors. Their productions have won a Grammy, two Emmy and a multitude of music and broadcast industry awards. Their films have aired on all continents and have sold millions on DVD, BluRay, CD and theatrical ticket sales.

About WNET

As New York’s flagship public media provider and the parent company of THIRTEEN and WLIW21 and operator of NJTV, WNET brings quality arts, education and public affairs programming to more than 5 million viewers each week. WNET produces and presents such acclaimed PBS series as Nature, Great Performances, American Masters, PBS NewsHour Weekend, Charlie Rose and a range of documentaries, children’s programs, and local news and cultural offerings available on air and online. Pioneers in educational programming, WNET has created such groundbreaking series as Get the Math, Oh Noah! and Cyberchase and provides tools for educators that bring compelling content to life in the classroom and at home. WNET highlights the tri-state’s unique culture and diverse communities through NYC-ARTS, Reel 13, NJTV News with Mike Schneider and MetroFocus, the multi-platform news magazine focusing on the New York region. WNET is also a leader in connecting with viewers on emerging platforms, including the THIRTEEN Explore iPad App where users can stream PBS content for free.

About American Public Television

American Public Television (APT) has been a leading distributor of high-quality, top-rated programming to America’s public television stations since 1961. For nearly 10 years, APT has distributed approximately half of the top 100 highest-rated public television titles. Among its 300 new program titles per year are prominent documentaries, news and current affairs programs, dramatic series, how-to programs, children’s series and classic movies, including Rick Steves’ Europe, Moyers & Company, Doc Martin, America’s Test Kitchen From Cook’s Illustrated, Nightly Business Report, Globe Trekker, BBC World News, Lidia’s Italy, Rosemary & Thyme, Live From the Artists Den, NHK Newsline, Simply Ming, Midsomer Murders, P. Allen Smith’s Garden Home and more. APT also licenses programs internationally through its APT Worldwide service. In 2006, APT launched Create® TV – the TV channel featuring the best of public television’s lifestyle programming. APT is also a partner in WORLD™, public television’s premier news and documentary channel.

Season 3 Artists