The Kennedy Center

Free Performances Every Day, No Tickets Required*

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Recent Broadcasts

Sam Post
9/20/2015 at 6:00 PM

Featured Artist(s)
Sam Post

SEPIA SCULPTRESS: The Life and Trials of Edmonia Lewis
9/19/2015 at 6:00 PM

Written and performed by Caroline Stephanie Clay, this performance is a look at the life of the 19th century sculptress. A rich celebration of artistic agency and freedom, emancipation, and the joys and challenges of creative genius. Her talents emerging in the days following the Civil War while a student at Oberlin College, Edmonia Lewis was an African American and Native American sculptor who worked for most of her career in Rome. Her work is known for incorporating themes relating to black and American Indian people into Neoclassical style sculpture. Part of the Women's Voices Theater Festival.

Featured Artist(s)
Caroline Stephanie Clay

NSO Season Preview
9/18/2015 at 6:00 PM


Featured Artist(s)
National Symphony Orchestra

Comedy at the Kennedy Center: Kate Berlant
9/17/2015 at 6:00 PM

Featured Artist(s)
Kate Berlant

Sones de México Ensemble
9/16/2015 at 6:00 PM

Featured Artist(s)
Sones De Mexico Ensemble

Eleven Reflections on September
9/15/2015 at 6:00 PM

Featured Artist(s)
Andrea Assaf

The U.S. Navy Band Commodores
9/14/2015 at 6:00 PM

Featured Artist(s)
Maurette Brown Clark

Target Family Night: 123 Andrés: Latin Music for Children and Families
9/13/2015 at 6:00 PM

Featured Artist(s)
123 Andres

WNO Preview
9/12/2015 at 6:00 PM

Featured Artist(s)
Washington National Opera Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist
Washington National Opera

Finding A Line: The Video Days
9/11/2015 at 6:00 PM

Featured Artist(s)
Jason Moran and The Bandwagon

Finding A Line: The Pedrito Martinez Group
9/10/2015 at 6:00 PM

Featured Artist(s)
Pedrito Martinez

Finding A Line: The Chariots
9/9/2015 at 6:00 PM

Featured Artist(s)

Finding A Line: Darren Harper's The Dynasty Band
9/8/2015 at 6:00 PM

Featured Artist(s)
Dynasty Band

Page-to-Stage: Synetic Theater Company
9/7/2015 at 6:00 PM

Featured Artist(s)
Synetic Theater

Page-to-Stage: VSA Playwright Discovery Series
9/6/2015 at 6:00 PM

Featured Artist(s)
VSA Playwright Discovery

Loud Boyz
9/4/2015 at 6:00 PM

Featured Artist(s)
Loud Boyz

Great American Songbook High School Competition
9/3/2015 at 6:00 PM

Featured Artist(s)
Great American Songbook High School Competition

Tal National
9/2/2015 at 6:00 PM

Tal National’s joyously hypnotic and highly unique West African guitar music is conveyed by lightning-fast rhythms and with a rotating cast of vocalists. Through their music, the history of Niger as a cultural crossroads on ancient trade routes comes alive. 

Featured Artist(s)
Tal National

Todd Burge
9/1/2015 at 6:00 PM

Employing wry humor, dexterous guitar work, and drawing on a rich variety of life experiences, musician Todd Burge was recently described as “West Virginia’s premier songwriter” by NPR’s Mountain Stage host Larry Groce.

Featured Artist(s)
Todd Burge

Spread Love
8/31/2015 at 6:00 PM

Featured Artist(s)
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Spread Love

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