KTXT-TV Broadcasts Special “Blue Man Group: Inside the Tube” Performance

Watch KTXT-TV and win tickets to a live Blue Man Group performance in Lubbock

KTXT-TV will broadcast a special "Blue Man Group: Inside the Tube" performance at 8:30 p.m Aug 20. The heralded Blue Man Group is best known for its award-winning theatrical productions which feature three enigmatic bald and blue characters who take the audience through a multi-sensory experience that combines theatre, percussive music, art, science and vaudeville.

The program will also give viewers a chance to become one of the first to get tickets to see the group in person Dec. 6 in Lubbock. KTXT-TV will offer premium seat tickets for the Blue Man Group concert in Lubbock before they go on sale to the general public. A minimum pledge of $200 to KTXT-TV will give members and viewers a pair of the best concert tickets.

KTXT-TV’s Blue Man Group performance broadcast on Aug. 20 kicks off a Blue Mania Auction at www.ktxt.org. The auction will continue through Oct. 4. Members and viewers can click on the Web site’s Blue Mania Auction button to see all of the BLUE items and packages available then call KTXT-TV for a "bidder number." Businesses can donate BLUE-themed auction items and receive publicity on KTXT-TV’s Web site and in the Program Guide.

"We’re thrilled about our station’s affiliation with the Blue Man Group because they appreciate the value of PBS just as our KTXT-TV members and viewers do," said Kelley Pitts, KTXT-TV development officer.

Phil Stanton, one of the three original members of the Blue Man Group, values PBS’ influence on the group.

"We cherish this opportunity to contribute something to a network that has contributed so much to our own creative development over the years," he said. "We’re proud to become part of public television’s body of work and we have worked very hard to live up to their tradition of providing thoughtful, innovative and compelling programming."

For additional information and downloadable material, contact Kelley Pitts at (806) 742-1911 ext. 227 or kelley.pitts@ttu.edu, or visit www.ktxt.org. Additional information on the Blue Man Group can be found at www.blueman.com. TXT-TV is the South Plains’ own PBS affiliate broadcasting locally from the Texas Tech University campus on Channel 5 and in HD digital format on Channel 5.3.