Antiques Roadshow coming to Louisville May 22

For Release: 12/06/17 11:10 AM

Antiques Roadshow is coming to Louisville on Tuesday, May 22 to film three segments for its 2019 season. The venue location will be announced at a later date, but producers have indicated that showcasing the history of the appraisal venues and cities will be an important new aspect of the series.

“As KET celebrates our 50th anniversary in 2018, we’re excited to welcome the Antiques Roadshow production team and look forward to helping them showcase our Commonwealth,” said Shae Hopkins, KET executive director and CEO.

Admission is free, but tickets are required and must be obtained in advance. Guests can apply for tickets for the Antiques Roadshow 2018 tour online now through Feb. 27 at 11:59 pm PT at Ticket recipients will be selected from among all eligible applicants by random drawing on or about March 8. Those who receive a ticket will be eligible to bring up to two items for appraisal. Full application rules are available online.

Antiques Roadshow was last in Louisville in 2007, and the 2018 stop will mark their third visit to the city over the course of the series’ nearly 25-year history.

The upcoming Louisville stop is part of the series move to “new-look” episodes, featuring both indoor and outdoor appraisals at historic venues across the country.

“Holding events at these locations allows our cameras to film appraisals in and around places that are treasures in their own right, adding a new depth to our show,” said Roadshow executive producer Marsha Bemko.

Antiques Roadshow is PBS’s most-watched ongoing series, seen by around 8 million viewers each week. The series is produced for PBS by WGBH Boston.

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