John Oates Plays The Kate!

Tickets are now on sale for John Oates at The Kate! Half of the best-selling duo of all time, Hall & Oates, John Oates will offer The Kate a performance filled with classics, personal anecdotes, and material from his most recent solo album, Arkansas. Don’t miss the opportunity to see this pop phenomenon in such…

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Black Violin Comes to The Kate!

Tickets are now on sale for Black Violin at The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center in Old Saybrook, CT.  Join us for a live taping of The Kate on Monday, January 22, 2018.  And trust us, this is a show you don’t want to miss!  To most people, jazz, hip-hop, funk, and classical are musical…

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Look Out CT; Sneak Peak of Nancy And Beth is Headed Your Way!

Just when you think you’ll have to wait until Spring to see Nancy And Beth’s highly anticipated episode of The Kate, we decide to give Connecticut a little holiday surprise!  Tune in to CPTV on Friday, December 22 at 10 pm and put a smile on your face with the ladies of Nancy And Beth,…

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Rosanne Cash: “When The Master Calls The Roll”

Rosanne Cash shares the story behind “When The Master Calls The Roll” from her Grammy-winning album, The River & The Thread.

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Mary Lambert performs “Sarasvati”

Check out the full version of Mary Lambert performing “Sarasvati” from her 2013 album Welcome to the Age of My Body on The Kate!

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Kiefer Sutherland opens up about fans reacting to his music

Kiefer Sutherland talks about that shocking moment when he first noticed a fan singing the words to his song “Not Enough Whiskey”. Check out his performance of the song as he performed it for The Kate audience.

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A CPTV Original series, The Kate presents bold performers with something to say.

By way of delicate beauty or razor-sharp wit, these artists captivate audiences with a revelatory charisma and irresistible charm akin to the fesity spirit of our muse, Katharine Hepburn.

Season 3 will premiere nationally beginning in April, 2018

Check local listings for broadcast dates and times.

The Artists

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  • Season 3

John Oates

Americana Music is about all sorts of different music. It’s very free and open: a world where people just like authentic music.

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Black Violin

“You know, hip-hop and classical, in a lot of ways, are both party music for different eras.” -Kev Marcus

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Jimmy Webb with Special Guest Ashley Campbell

“You reach a certain point in your life where the things you do and say do make a difference.”

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Marc Broussard

“Performing is where it is for me. I love getting on the stage, I love putting smiles on people’s faces. I feed off of it.”


Jarrod Spector and Kelli Barrett

“If it’s not deeply personal, it’s just a lounge act.” – Jarrod

CPTV  Nancy and Beth (Megan Mullally’s band) at the Kate (Old Saybrook)

Nancy And Beth

“We are taking that idea of that old-fashioned entertainment that was so popular back in the day with musicals [like] Singin’ in the Rain, and we’re bringing it to this band with just a little bit more modern sensibility, and there’s kind of a wink involved.” – Megan Mullally


Rita Wilson

“I would watch these artists on stage and ache from wondering, ‘How can I get up there? How can I get to do that?'”


Barb Jungr

“A fearless iconoclast who dives into the deepest waters of popular song to wrest exotic treasure from the ocean floor…” — New York Times


The Ann Wilson Thing

“I love the blues. The Ann Wilson Thing gives me an opportunity to rock the blues up close and personal.”


Jarrod Spector

Jarrod’s story is told with humor, tender moments and great singing.


Rickie Lee Jones

“No beret, no boyfriends, no badass bravado. I am who I am, the age I am. But what I have is music; that is what I am offering.”


Ana Gasteyer

The patter is real, the themes adult; the lyrics are timeless, and the music swings like crazy!


Rosanne Cash

“You combine the personal and the mythical and if you don’t come up with a song then you’re not paying attention.”


Maurice Hines

“Theater is the ultimate. The one thing we think about is pleasing the audience and they give it right back, and when they do its heaven.”


Mary Lambert

“I hope people learn the power of vulnerability through my songs. I think vulnerability can save the world. Empathy helps people connect with each other.”

CPTV Kiefer Sutherland Concert at The Kate

Kiefer Sutherland

“I love to tell a story. The stories are actually mine and very personal.”


Darlene Love

“I get such joy out of performing for people, and you can tell whether they like you or they don’t like you the minute you walk out on the stage.”


Jane Lynch

“‘See Jane Sing’ is one of the most joyous experiences of my career. I love everything about theater and performing in front of a live audience is so rewarding.”