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Music's rising stars from the nation's top conservatories performing in the Terrace Theater
Note: There is no free parking when attending or picking up tickets for free events.
- The Domestic Crusaders 11/14/2010
- Furia Flamenca 10/10/10
- They Might Be Giants 10/2/2010
- Ozomatli 9/15/2010
- Broadway Today & Tomorrow 2/1/2009
And More ...
Free Performances Every Day, No Tickets RequiredPerformance Time: 6 p.m. Eastern, unless otherwise noted
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Wednesday, December 11, 2013This group blends downtown rock and roll, country, swampy soul, and more.Come back at 6:00 PM Eastern time to view today's live broadcast.
Thursday, December 12, 2013The unpredictable Austrian jazz bass clarinetist performs original works with pianist Michael Tiefenbacher. Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Austria.
Friday, December 13, 2013D.C.’s premier Latino chorus performs seasonal songs from Latin America, Spain, and the U.S.
Saturday, December 14, 2013This New York-based indie art rock group draws on influences ranging from Romantic sonatas to 1970s experimental rock. They're joined by joined by the Georgetown String Quartet: Jinyoung Lee, Claudia Huang, Hannah Schneider, and Marina Powers
Sunday, December 15, 2013A performance by one of the nation’s leading orchestral training programs.
Monday, December 16, 2013The U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own”This group presents a festive program called A Stan Kenton Christmas, highlighting the music of the famous pianist, composer, and orchestra leader.
Tuesday, December 17, 2013Members of the KCOHO play Krein’s Esquisses Hebraiques and Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet.
Wednesday, December 18, 2013MERRY TUBACHRISTMAS!This year marks the 40th anniversary of this holiday tradition founded by Harvey Phillips in which 300 local tuba, sousaphone, and euphonium players perform traditional Christmas music. Grab your instrument and arrive for rehearsal at 3 p.m.
Thursday, December 19, 2013Listen Local First D.C. presents its Holiday Nine ShowcaseAn evening of songs from nine different local musicians.
Friday, December 20, 2013This Grammy®-nominated singer/songwriter, emcee, producer, and D.C. native offers a preview concert for the Center’s upcoming One Mic: Hip Hop Culture Worldwide festival.
Saturday, December 21, 2013This acclaimed 16-member gospel brass and percussion band from Anacostia’s United House of Prayer performs a joyful holiday program.
Sunday, December 22, 2013This favorite of the D.C. roots-rock scene performs original holiday tunes and interpretations of yuletide classics.
Monday, December 23, 2013Singers over the age of 55 make up this dynamic ensemble performing crowd-pleasing holiday music.
Tuesday, December 24, 2013PERFORMANCE AT 12 NOONZack Smith leads this group in a performance of jazzy and cheerful arrangements of holiday favorites.
Wednesday, December 25, 2013All-Star Christmas Day Jazz JamHost Chuck Redd leads this festive annual tradition, now in its 15th year, featuring D. C. favorites drummer Lenny Robinson, trumpeter Tom Williams, bassist James King, and vocalist Delores Williams.
Thursday, December 26, 2013A Celtic HolidayZan McLeod and Friends play traditional Irish music with stepdancing by the Culkin School of Traditional Irish Dance.
Friday, December 27, 2013Holiday VaudevilleThis show blends holiday music and non-stop laughter with Cajun cellist Sean Grissom and modern-Klezmer quartet the Alexandria Kleztet.
Saturday, December 28, 2013Target Family Night: Holiday VaudevilleThis show blends holiday music and non-stop laughter with Cajun cellist Sean Grissom and modern-Klezmer quartet the Alexandria Kleztet.
Sunday, December 29, 2013This all-female mariachi band plays Mexican music and adds its own edgy sound.
Monday, December 30, 2013This five-piece band blends elements of acoustic jug-band blues, classic New Orleans soul, and neo-folk to create their original sound: “Kings County Steamboat Soul.”
Tuesday, December 31, 2013A Holiday Hand DanceNational Hand Dance Association instructors take the stage for a program featuring the art of hand dancing, a form of swing dance that first originated in Washington, D.C.
The Millennium Stage was created and underwritten by James A. Johnson and Maxine Isaacs to make the performing arts accessible to everyone in fulfillment of the Kennedy Center's mission to its community and the nation.
The Millennium Stage is brought to the public by Target Stores, with additional funding provided by
Capital One Bank, DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, The Isadore and Bertha Gudelsky Family Foundation, Inc.,
The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation, Jaylee M. Mead†, The Meredith Foundation,
The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation,
Suzy and Bob Pence, Dr. Deborah Rose and Dr. Jan A.J. Stolwijk, Thomas W. Haas Foundation,
U.S. Department of Education, and the Millennium Stage Endowment Fund.
Millennium Stage Endowment Fund - James A. Johnson and Maxine Isaacs, Fannie Mae Foundation,
James V. Kimsey, Gilbert† and Jaylee† Mead, Mortgage Bankers Association of America, Anonymous,
and other gifts to secure the future of the Millennium Stage.