Millennium Stage

Celebrate 20 Years of Great Free Performances

Millennium Stage at The Kennedy Center turned 20 on March 19, and we’re celebrating by bringing back some of our favorite performances over the years. Explore highlight clips and a deep archive of full length shows in our video gallery using the links below.

Millennium Stage at The Kennedy Center turns 20 on March 19, and we're celebrating by bringing back some of our favorite performances over the years. Explore highlight clips and a deep archive of full length shows in our video gallery. Then join the party in person!

The Kennedy Center celebrates a major milestone this month – the 20th anniversary of Millennium Stage, founded by former Kennedy Center board chair James Johnson (1996–2004). The celebration will feature performances by Celtic rock band, Scythian, and New Orleans funk band, Big Sam's Funky Nation, in a massive party overtaking the Center's Grand Foyer.

Come early! The first 1,000 fans get a free T-shirt, and ticket giveaways will be open for entry until 8 p.m.! A special MS20 happy hour from 5-6 p.m. features all beer and wine 50% off at the Grand Foyer Bars.

The Kennedy Center is the only U.S. institution that offers a free performance every day of the year, (6 p.m. daily on the Millennium Stage), fulfilling the Center's mission of making the performing arts accessible to everyone. Featuring a broad spectrum of art forms, more than 3 million visitors have enjoyed over 4,300 performances from renowned and emerging local, national, and international artists. Since 1999, each daily performance has also been broadcast live over the internet to millions on YouTube, Facebook Live and of course right here on our site. You can view the archive right here. Please enjoy these great performances now, and help us celebrate on March 19th!

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