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Friends of the Kennedy Center est.1965

"Ask not what the Kennedy Center can do for you, ask what you can do for the Kennedy Center."
- Bill Turner, Saturday Tour Guide since 1988

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 Rauno Merisalu "As a first-time volunteer at the Kennedy Center, it was great to be a part of the Nordic Cool 2013 festival and share my cultural knowledge of Finland. For the amount of information I gave to the visitors, I learned at least twofold back - volunteering made this possible. I also loved learning about the free performances at the Millennium Stage. Every day of the year, visitors can attend these shows at no cost; during Nordic Cool, the performances featured music, theater, dance, and food from the Nordic countries, which was fantastic."
Rauno Merisalu,
Nordic Cool 2013 volunteer
From the country of Finland

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  • Around 45%: Ticket Specials
  • Around 25%: Parking Discounts
  • Around 5%: Gift shop Discount
  • Around 5%: Other
  • Around 4%: Celebrity Sighting
  • Around 3%: Special Tours
  • Around 3%: Backstage Access
  • Around 2%: Canteen Use
  • Around 1%: Restaurant Discount