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2015 Spring Gala

On May 3, 2015, the Kennedy Center will open its doors for the 2015 Spring Gala: It Don't Mean A Thing...A Celebration of Swing.

Renowned artists Cheyenne Jackson, Wayne Brady, Paquito D'Rivera, Megan Hilty, John Clayton, Terence Blanchard, the Puppini Sisters, Jennifer Holliday , the Paul Taylor Dance Company, and our own Kennedy Center All-Star Swing Orchestra will join us for a festive evening in celebration of the Swing Era.

Big-band music, unforgettable melodies, and spirited dancing were hallmarks of the Swing Era. Join us as the Center pays tribute to such great jazz musicians as Benny Goodman, Ella Fitzgerald, and Billie Holiday in what is sure to be an unforgettable evening.

The event begins with a riverside cocktail reception on the Center's River Terrace, followed by an elegant dinner on the Roof Terrace level, and a viewing of the special Gala performance in the Concert Hall. The evening culminates with live music and dancing on the Roof Terrace at the 'Til Midnight Party.

New this year is the Spring Gala Party Pass for $250, which includes a performance ticket, complimentary parking, and special access to the black tie 'Til Midnight Party with the cast after the show.

To confirm your participation, call (202) 416-8338 or email To purchase tickets for the performance only, please visit the Spring Gala performance webpage.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Featured Artists

Cheyenne Jackson Cheyenne Jackson
Wayne Brady Wayne Brady
Megan Hilty Megan Hilty
John Clayton.png John Clayton
Paquito D'Rivera Paquito D'Rivera
Terence Blanchard Terence Blanchard
Paul Taylor Dance Company Paul Taylor Dance Company
The Puppini Sisters The Puppini Sisters
Jennifer Holliday Jennifer Holliday

Photo Gallery

To Make Reservations:

Registration Form :
Registration form (PDF)
(202) 416-8338
(202) 416-8325

To purchase tickets to the concert only, visit the Spring Gala event page

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Cocktail Reception, River Terrace
Dinner, Roof Terrace Level
Performance, Concert Hall
‘Til Midnight Party, Roof Terrace Level