PBS Arts Festival: American Masters Pearl Jam Twenty 10/21

Art lovers, looking for something new to strike your fancy? Well in an effort to give you a weekly exclusive pass to see emerging art from around the nation, PBS Arts Fall Festival is showcasing full-length performances, artist and performer profiles, behind-the-scenes documentaries and mini-films about the art scenes in Miami, San Francisco, Cleveland, Chicago, the Blue Ridge Mountains and more.

On October 21, the festival commemorates the 20th anniversary of the Grammy-winning band Pearl Jam, with a program composed of 1,200 hours of rare and never-before-seen concert and interview footage. Part concert film, part insider hang, part testimonial to the power of music and uncompromising artists, PBS Arts from Seattle: American Masters Pearl Jam Twenty celebrates the freedom that allowed Pearl Jam a way to make music without losing sight of what mattered most to them — their fans and staying true to their art.

Then catch a mini-documentary that surveys the many sounds of the Seattle music scene.

Next up, learn how Austin City Limits reflects Austin’s lively music scene. See how the show has changed with the times and tastes of the local music scene over the past 36 years, and the role the program has played in securing Austin’s title as the Live Music Capital of the World.

Then revisit the sounds of Pearl Jam at 10:30 p.m., as the alternative rockers play favorites and tunes from their latest album on the Austin City Limits stage.