NPT’s August Membership Campaign Brings Specials, Guests and Ticket Offers

NPT’s August Membership Campaign is your opportunity to show your support for Nashville Public Television – and to take advantage of ticket offers and other thank-you gifts! This season’s offerings include concert packages, Nashville Zoo tickets and more. We’ll also have special guests in the studio on live pledge nights, Aug. 22 and 23. Here’s a preview of our special programming this month!

Bonus offer: Make a donation to NPT between Aug. 18 and Sept. 1, 2018, and you’ll be eligible to win a $1,000 VISA gift card. (Sustaining members are automatically entered into the contest.)




Nature programs are popular with NPT viewers, so we are excited to include a few special shows during this month.

Giraffes: Africa’s Gentle Giants, a Nature special, airs Wednesday, Aug. 22, at 7 p.m. Jim Bartoo from the Nashville Zoo will join us live in studio to talk about the park. Thank-you gifts available with your generous donation to NPT include a giraffe stuffed animal and a four-pack of tickets to the Nashville Zoo. For information about the Zoo package, call 844-213-5345.

Voyage of Adventure: Retracing Donelson’s Journey NPT’s original production, returns Wednesday, Aug. 22, at 8:30 p.m. Photographer Guider will join us in the studio to talk about his ambitious endeavor, as well as the many images he shot during the nearly 1,000-mile journey. Thank-you gifts with Voyage of Adventure pledges include Guider’s book The River Inside and a limited edition Guider print from the Donelson project.


See it live

The Tenors – Fan Favorites airs Tuesday, Aug. 21, at 8:30 p.m. These tenors – who are Canadian, in case you’re trying to keep track – will be performing Oct. 29, 2018, at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center. For information about tickets and meet-&-greet opportunities with your pledge to support NPT, call 844-213-5345.

Ray Stevens CabaRay Nashville Special airs Wednesday, Aug. 23, at 7 p.m. Stevens will join us live in our studio for the broadcast; membership thank-you gifts include tickets to the CabaRay in west Nashville. Call 844-213-5345 for ticket information.

Pavlo Live in Kastoria airs Wednesday, Aug. 23, at 8:30 p.m. The Canadian-born Mediterranean guitarist will be live in our studio for our broadcast of his concert recorded in the Greek mountains. Call 844-213-5345 for information about tickets and meet-&-greet opportunities for Pavlo’s Jan. 20, 2019, performance at TPAC.


The Chris Botti Band in Concert, a Great Performances special, re-airs on NPT2 on Tuesday, Aug. 21, at 8:30 a.m. and Wednesday, Aug. 22, at 1:30 p.m. As a special thank-you to pledge donors, we’re offering tickets to the trumpeter’s Feb. 14 and 15, 2019, concerts at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center. For information about tickets, call 844-213-5345.

Other performance shows and programs about musicians include Grateful Dead – Downhill from Here (Friday, Aug. 24, at 7 p.m.) and Dionne Warwick – Then Came You (re-airs on NPT2 on Tuesday, Aug. 21, at 7 a.m. and Wednesday, Aug. 22, at noon).


NPT Passport

Remember, donations to NPT at the $60+ level include access to NPT Passport, a member benefit streaming portal featuring on-demand episodes of many past, present and limited-run PBS and NPT shows via your favorite devices. More information about NPT Passport is available at

Enjoy this month’s special programming (check our schedule for additional airings) and please support Nashville Public Television.

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