2017 Spring Gala Logo: Come Together

The Kennedy Center Spring Gala Premier Sponsor

The Boeing Company

Please join us on Monday, May 8 for the Kennedy Center's Spring Gala,
Come Together: A Celebration of John Lennon!

Under executive music director T Bone Burnett, Come Together will commemorate John Lennon's legendary contributions to musical history.  His musical influence transcends a single genre or generation, leaving us with visionary albums like John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band, Imagine, and Double Fantasy, and timeless ballads such as "Give Peace a Chance," "Working Class Hero," and "Imagine."  

An exciting roster of artists will perform on the Kennedy Center Concert Hall stage in tribute to Lennon's ever-evolving sound from his skyrocketing start with the Beatles in 1960 through his career as a solo artist, reflecting his artistry, wit, and rebellious spirit.  Casting information will be announced in the coming weeks!  For more information and to make your sponsorship reservation, call (202) 416-8338 or email springgala@kennedy-center.org.

Monday, May 8, 2017
The Kennedy Center | Washington, D.C.

5:30pm—Cocktail Reception, Roof Terrace Level
6:15pm—Dinner, Roof Terrace Level
8:15pm—Performance, Concert Hall
10:00pm—Til Midnight Party, Atrium

As one of Washington's premier benefit engagements, the Gala provides critical funding in support of the Center's many artistic performances, arts education programs, and outreach initiatives, available throughout the year to students and families across the country.

The 2017 Spring Gala will also feature the second annual presentation of the Kennedy Center Award for the Human Spirit, commemorating the seminal contributions made by President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy to cultural life in the United States. The award will recognize two recipients who have had an enduring impact on the advancement of arts and culture—one for his or her commitment to personal advocacy and philanthropy for the performing arts, and another for his or her creative use of the arts and arts education to advance and enrich community life at the local, state, or national level.  The 2017 recipients of the Kennedy Center Award for the Human Spirit will be announced in the coming weeks.

The 2017 Spring Gala is presented as a part of JFKC: A Centennial Celebration of John F. Kennedy.

Join Us!

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(202) 416-8338
(202) 416-8325
2017 Spring Gala