PBS broadcasts the National Memorial Day Concert, live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, May 27 at 8 PM ET.
Tony winner Joe Mantegna and Emmy winner Gary Sinise return as hosts.
The all-star line-up features General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.) with performances by Tony, Grammy, and Emmy winner Cynthia Erivo; Tony nominee Megan Hilty; acclaimed tenor and Broadway actor Alfie Boe; Academy Award winner Allison Janney; three-time Grammy Award nominee Leona Lewis; Academy Award nominee Graham Greene; Tony nominee Mary McCormack; Emmy, Golden Globe, and SAG nominee John Corbett; film and TV actor Brian Tee; actor and singer Charles Esten (Nashville); and The Lt. Dan Band.
The evening also features the National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of pops conductor Jack Everly.
Also participating in the event are the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff with The U.S. Army Herald Trumpets, The U.S. Army Chorus and Army Voices, The Soldiers' Chorus of the U.S. Army Field Band, The U.S. Navy Band Sea Chanters, The U.S. Air Force Singing Sergeants, The Armed Forces Color Guard, and Service Color Teams provided by the Military District of Washington, D.C.
The 2018 National Memorial Day Concert will also be live-streamed on PBS.org, YouTube, and Facebook.
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