An Evening at The Kate

Tuesday, Oct 2, 2018

7:30pm – 10:00pm

at The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center,
300 Main St. Old Saybrook, CT

860.510.0453 tickets:  $40 – $45 ea

The show is produced by CT Public Television (CPTV) and is taped for a live music series on PBS.


Singer/songwriter Desmond Child brings his massive hits to THE KATE! From Bon Jovi (“Livin’ On a Prayer”, “You Give Love a Bad Name”) to Aerosmith (“Dude Looks Like a Lady”), from Ricky Martin (“Livin’ La Vida Loca”) to Katy Perry (“Waking Up in Vegas”), Desmond rocks the house with his killer band, exceptional singers and his own unique vocals—known to many from his Desmond Child & Rouge days. After a critically acclaimed run at New York City’s Feinstein’s / 54 Below, Desmond appears on THE KATE to share the music and stories from his genre-defying collaborations with artists including KISS (“I Was Made for Lovin’ You”), Michael Bolton (“How Can We Be Lovers”), Joan Jett (“I Hate Myself For Loving You”), Alice Cooper, Cyndi Lauper, Garth Brooks, Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Christina Aguilera, Hanson, Sia, Zedd and most recently, Barbra Streisand. This hit-maker’s songs have sold over 500 million records worldwide. Desmond Child was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2008 is Co-Founder & Chairman of the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame, being of Latin descent. The evening is directed by Richard Jay-Alexander, with musical direction by Bette Sussman.



Katharine Hepburn once famously quipped, “If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.”

A lively and original new national music series, The Kate, pays homage to the series muse and namesake, evoking the high-spirited charisma and iconoclastic essence of the cultural icon by featuring a dynamic lineup of vibrant artists who have something to say,and share it during their performances.

Produced by CPTV (Connecticut Public Television), The Kate is filmed in front of a live audience at the exquisite Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, a historic, 250-seat theater, known as the Kate, in Old Saybrook, Connecticut.

The series steps out of the traditional live music television format to bring viewers an intimate journey with artists who are exploring new creative directions, expanding vocal boundaries, and reimagining their art in surprising and innovative ways. They span an array of musical genres, from rock, pop, blues, jazz, and Broadway. The Kate immerses viewers in the full experience — on stage, back stage, in the theater — capturing the palpable connection of performers with the audience in the intimate performance space of the Kate.

“We are beyond excited with this innovative collaboration with CPTV and thrilled to bring these fantastic performers to our venue and audiences,” shared Brett Elliott, the Executive Director of the Kate.”

Event Location

The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center
Old Saybrook,, CT

Event Fees

$ 40.00