Ivas John Blue Christmas to Air on WSIU-TV This Month

Dec 16, 2016

For Immediate Release

Friday, December 16, 2016

Contact: Mark St. George, Producer – Little Egypt Live, (618) 453-5887, mark.stgeorge@wsiu.org

Ivas John Blue Christmas 2016 to Air on WSIU-TV

Programs Airs as part of Little Egypt Live

Carbondale, Ill. – WSIU Public Television, a public media service of Southern Illinois University Carbondale, will present a one-hour Little Egypt Live special featuring holiday songs performed by local artists at the Ivas John Blue Christmas holiday concert held on December 10, 2016 at SIU’s Shryock Auditorium.

Little Egypt Live: Ivas John Blue Christmas 2016 will air on WSIU-TV on Friday, December 23 at 10pm, Saturday, December 24 at 6pm (new time), and on Christmas Day at 11am.

Artists featured in the broadcast include “Big” Larry Williams, The Gordons, Wil Maring and Robert Bowlin, Marie Meunier, The Swamp Tigers, Mel Goot, Shadi Frick, Charles Morrill, Jamie Pender, The Free Range Chicks, and Kristin Bryant.

Robbie Stokes of RobCo Audio and bluegrass artist Phil Bankester of The Bankesters recorded the live concert; WSIU-TV Production Specialist, Mark St. George, produced the broadcast program.

WSIU-TV plans to produce a second one-hour program featuring non-holiday songs performed at the concert. Watch for updates online and share your comments or suggestions at wsiu.org/littleegyptlive. You may also connect with the series on Facebook at facebook.com/littleegyptlive.

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