Live music, great seats: this summer on WPT!

July 3, 2018

WPT is your home for live performances from local and national artists! We’ve got the return of the 30-Minute Music Hour, a holiday extravaganza from Washington, D.C., and not one but two Concerts on the Square®.

‘American Epic’ and WPT’s Recorded Folk Music

May 23, 2017

The groundbreaking three-part documentary American Epic takes us around the country to explore how the music of ordinary Americans was recorded for the first time in the 1920s. In the second part, “Blood and Soil,” airing tonight on WPT at 8 p.m., viewers will explore musical stories from the rural South. Charley Patton, Elder Burch and others made…

Attend a Live Taping of 30 Minute Music Hour

June 24, 2015

Take off work the afternoon of Monday, July 13 and enjoy some live music at Wisconsin Public Television. Three bands will be joining us to record live sets for the new season of 30 Minute Music Hour, and tickets are totally free. Just send an email to to reserve your seats for one or all of…

Be Part of a Live Studio Audience

May 30, 2014

30 Minute Music Hour is excited to announce Charlie Parr, Chants and William Z. Villian will record studio sessions with us Monday, June 16. The best part is, you’re invited to be part of the audience! Sample these three musical acts below, and email if you’d like to be part of the live studio audience. Include…

All the Best Music – On One Public Television Station

January 17, 2013

It’s pretty hard to find a public television fan who hasn’t heard of a little music show called Austin City Limits. But did you know Wisconsin Public Television has its own little music show called the 30-Minute Music Hour? OK. 30-MMH is a bit more little than ACL is – we haven’t yet welcomed a…