Saturday Nights Get a New Music Lineup on PBS12 with Local Original Series’ Sounds on 29th Season 10 with new host Jessi Whitten and Head Room Sessions

Denver (October 1, 2021) – On October 2, 2021, starting at 7 p.m., PBS12 sets the musical stage with a new lineup of national and local music programs including all new episodes of Austin City Limits, now starting its 47th season, and local, original programs, Sounds on 29th, celebrating its 10th season and Head Room Sessions, now in its 3rd season.

Saturday music nights are a PBS12 signature go-to for fans of national and local musicians in genres that range from rock to country to R&B to alternative to pop. On the national stage, Austin City Limits, Front and Center, Sun Studio Sessions, and Lost River Sessions are featured. PBS original program Sounds on 29th returns for a triumphant 10th season with new host Jessi Whitten and highlighting the best in Colorado music videos and introducing a wealth of emerging local talent.

“For over a decade Sounds on 29th has championed the local creative community and we are honored to kick off the 10th season with our new host, Jessi Whitten, who is a veritable local music encyclopedia!” said Heather Dalton. “We are proud to continue on with this enduring legacy on Saturday nights with a wealth of other music initiatives including the return of a local fan favorite, The Head Room Sessions for a third season.”

Elle Naef, producer and cohost of Head Room Sessions, also expresses her eagerness to share the new programs in the works, “In honor of our fifth year as an organization and third season on PBS, Head Room Sessions has some special surprises! Tune in to catch the return of our puppet hosts, special feature episodes highlighting some of Denver’s most innovative creators, and more fun treats!”

PBS12 has championed music and musicians since its early days with FMTV and Teletunes and over the years has produced live music concerts at Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre, Denver’s Paramount Theatre, and more.

Saturday Music Nights

7:00 p.m.     Austin City Limits
8:00 p.m.     Front and Center
9:00 p.m.     Sounds On 29th
9:30 p.m.     Head Room Sessions
10:00 p.m.    Sun Studio Sessions
10:30 p.m.    Lost River Sessions

Sounds on 29th Season 10 lineup

October 2, 2021
Hello, Goodbye!

Join host Jessi Whitten as she says “Hello and Goodbye” to former Sounds on 29th host Bree Davis. Videos by Emily Frembgen, Rubedo, Sauna, Ian Cooke, Robert Shredford, and Knuckle Pups.

October 9, 2021
Products of the Pandemic

Join Host Jessi Whitten as she looks back at music videos that were made during the 2020 pandemic. Videos by Five Iron Frenzy, A Shoreline Dream, Jelie, Rocket Surgeons, Wheelchair Sports Camp, Ko Ko LA and more.

October 23, 2021
A Very Colorado Episode: Super Groups & Collaborations

This episode is a celebration of Colorado’s unique sharing culture within our music scene, focusing on Super Groups & Collaborations. Pink Fuzz, Spells, Kal and Elin, Mawule ft Bianca Mikahn and Ill Se7en, Jon Snodgrass and Frank Turner, Machu Linea ft Mica Ray, The Reminders ft Crl Crrll.

October 30, 2021
Halloween Special

Host Jessi Whitten is getting into the creepy side of Colorado made music videos in honor of Halloween. Feat. The Trujillo Company, Anthoney Kapfer, Theophobia Radioactive Chickenheads, Mannequin Pussy, Pictureplane, Colfax Speed Queen.

November 6, 2021
Hey! Ladies Part 1

Jessi Whitten showcases videos from some of Colorado’s absolute best musicians, AND they’re all women. Highlighting female identifying artists because while women-fronted and non-binary bands only make up about 30% of festival lineups and 15% of radio play on average, women are killing it in Colorado’s music scene. Feat. Sarah Slaton Isadora Eden, Katiria, Kayla Rae, and Ladygang.

November 13, 2021
Familiar Places

Featuring music videos shot at familiar places in Colorado by The Mananas, The Original Ills, Kid Astronaut, Tony Neek$, Righteous Revolution, Los Mocochetes. Bonus Video by Dressy Bessy. Hosted by Jessi Whitten.

November 20, 2021
Dylan’s on the Road Again

Host Jessi Whitten says farewell but not goodbye to music director and former Music Editor of the Denver Post, Dylan Owens, who just moved from Denver to LA while highlighting some of the awesome work he did while in the Mile High City. Feat. Modern Leisure, Esme Patterson, Babelord, Big Dopes, Neoma.

December 18, 2021
Hey! Ladies Part 2

Host Jessi Whitten is back to honor the ladies of Colorado music! Featuring music videos Nikki Giron, Kaitlyn Williams, YaSi, Princess Dewclaw, Kayla Marque, Chloe Tang, Claire Heywood, The Velveteers!

Head Room Sessions Details

October 2, 2021
Hip Hop, Soul & R&B

Earworms guaranteed to make you groove featuring Cast Iron Queens, Adjustment Period, Cisco the Nomad, N E E F F x R A R E B Y R D $, Jelie and poetry by Shelsea Ochoa.

October 9, 2021
Special Feature: Collective Culture

A special curation of music videos by local production icon Jeremy Pape, Director of Collective Culture. Collective Culture is video production company that creates cinematic pieces with strong emotional hooks. Feat. Artists like Amanda Hawkins, Spellbinder, Emancipator, and more.

October 23, 2021
Rock Out with Matt and Elle

Matt and Elle are headed to record a Head Room Session. The most important part of preparing? Making sure there’s a great playlist to get them hyped! Luckily, Elle has one in mind. Feat. The Trujillo Company, Shadow Work, Cipriano Ortega and Cheap Perfume with art by Joe Ziegler.

October 30, 2021
Halloween Special

Elle and Matt spend the day trick-or-treating on Santa Fe Drive where they stumble across Sideshow Studios, home of local artist work and one-of-a-kind oddities. Featuring creeptastic music by ChurchFire, Malibu Nights, and Chicago band Oddysseys and art by Richard Ingersoll.

November 6, 2021
Special Feature: CODE Marketing

CODE Marketing is a Colorado agency representing dynamic queer creatives. Get just a taste of their spectacular clientele with a drag show, music by Iggy T., and a Head Room Session featuring Grace Devine.

November 13, 2021
Special Feature: Moon Magnet

Moon Magnet is a collective of dynamic artists and musicians who add their sparkle to Denver music scene and beyond. Check out a collection of their striking music videos packed with entertainment. Beware: you’ll be getting at least one song stuck in your head!