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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, June 19, 2013The 18-member, Austin orchestral indie band of multi-instrumentalists and vocalists has quickly become an award-winning recording act and top concert draw, performing in rock clubs and concert halls. They bring music from their new recording, You Knew.
Thursday, June 20, 2013UNHCR World Refugee Day: Cheick Hamala DiabateUNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, presents the Grammy®-nominated musician, a historian in the Griot tradition and master of the ngoni (a Malian stringed lute), as he shares the oral history, music, and song of his Malian culture, much of which is currently in danger due to political unrest the West African country is facing. The event will feature opening remarks and a post-performance book signing by UNHCR Goodwill Envoy Khaled Hosseini, #1 international bestselling author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns.
Friday, June 21, 2013The multilingual jazz vocalist and D.C. native captures a broad range of musical genres with music that blends blues, soul, R&B, jazz, and pan-African music with lyrics akin to Miriam Makeba, Bob Marley, and Nina Simone. Part of The Legacy of Bob Marley.
Saturday, June 22, 2013The world-renowned Southern Sudanese hip-hop artist, a former child soldier, is now a humanitarian advocate for peace, social justice, and human rights. Part of The Legacy of Bob Marley.
Sunday, June 23, 2013The Grammy-winning hip-hop group has been championing revolutionary music and spreading its unique sound across the globe since the early ’90s. Part of The Legacy of Bob Marley.
Monday, June 24, 2013The Argentine-American singer, who, prior to his successful solo career, was the front man of popular indie act Elefant, offers a set of his original songs.
Tuesday, June 25, 2013A pioneering figure in East European Jewish klezmer music for more than 30 years, the singer and multi-instrumentalist has performed with artists such as Brave Old World, Itzhak Perlman, and salsa legend Larry Harlow. Part of the Homegrown: The Music of America concert series and Smithsonian Folklife Festival.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013The acclaimed Hungarian singer, film, and stage actress offers a musical performance backed by her own band. Part of the 2013 Smithsonian Folklife Festival.
Thursday, June 27, 2013The traditional Bolivian ensemble, which plays and promotes Bolivian folkloric music, offers a performance of traditional Andean music. Part of the 2013 Smithsonian Folklife Festival.
Friday, June 28, 2013The Chicago-based group features multiple improvisers who combine contemporary African American musical styles, jazz, and traditional African instrumentation and rhythms. Part of the 2013 Smithsonian Folklife Festival.
Saturday, June 29, 2013The group performs a multipart polyphonic singing technique unique to the Dong nationality, who mainly dwells in southwest China, which will be a Smithsonian Folklife Festival focus in 2014.
Sunday, June 30, 2013Heveder Hungarian Folk Ensemble / Gázsa / Zoltán & Réka JuhászThe folk ensemble, which plays Hungarian, Romanian, and Roma folk music, performs with dance house musician Gázsa as well as Moldavian flute player Zoltán Juhász and his daughter, singer and gardon player Réka Juhász. Part of the 2013 Smithsonian Folklife Festival.
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.