Millennium Stage in May:Free performances daily at 6 p.m.
|Don’t miss Grammy Award®–winning artists, a musical tour of Europe, a night at the opera, plus a stand-up comic—all free at the Millennium Stage! Arrive early (5 to 6 p.m.) to enjoy Happy Hour food and drink specials and a beautiful view of the Potomac from the River Terrace. Check out this month’s highlights below!
Worried that you can’t make the show? Or maybe you missed a good one? No problem: Watch live performances online or browse the archives.
May 4 & 6–11
During this jazz extravaganza celebrating Blue Note Records’ 75th anniversary, which features a week of ticketed and free performances, the Millennium Stage presents performances by Fabian Almazan, Derrick Hodge, Lionel Loueke, Marlena Shaw, the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra, and more.
May 12, 13, & 25–28
This month-long citywide program of events highlights the musical and art cultures of the 28 Member States of the European Union. Performances include Spanish singer-songwriter Lara Bello, The Piano Trio Rix, Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir and Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, and other talented performers.
In the Opera House
The WNO presents highlights from its 2014–2015 season, featuring members of the Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program, the WNO Orchestra, and special guest artists performing selections from La bohème, Cinderella, The Flying Dutchman, Florencia in the Amazon, and Dialogues of the Carmelites.
In the Terrace Theater
Comedian Dan Soder, who has been featured on Comedy Central, performs. Carson Gross opens. Note: This program contains mature themes and strong language.
May 23 & 24
There will be two consecutive nights of performances by gifted jazz artists. The first night, saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin brings her band SoulSquad to the stage, followed by a performance from New York saxophonist Sharel Cassity and her quintet the following evening.
For more information, call (202) 467-4600.
Sorry, no free parking for free performances.
Take Metro to the Foggy Bottom/GWU station (Orange/Blue)
then ride the free red shuttle at the top of the escalators,
departing every 15 minutes to and from the Kennedy Center until midnight.
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.
Additional funding for the Millennium Stage is provided by DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities,
The Isadore and Bertha Gudelsky Family Foundation, Jaylee M. Mead†
The Meredith Foundation, The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation,
Dr. Deborah Rose and Dr. Jan A.J. Stolwijk,
U.S. Department of Education, and the Millennium Stage Endowment Fund.
The Millennium Stage Endowment Fund was made possible by James A. Johnson and Maxine Isaacs,
Fannie Mae Foundation, James V. Kimsey, Gilbert† and Jaylee† Mead,
Mortgage Bankers Association of America and other anonymous gifts to secure the future of the Millennium Stage.
Education and related artistic programs are made possible through the generosity of the
National Committee for the Performing Arts and the President’s Advisory Committee on the Arts.
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