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Millennium Stage

Millennium Stage

See the upcoming events and watch recently filmed videos from our free series. And delve into full-length encore performances from over 20 years of Millennium Stage featured below.

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Weekly Activities

Film Screenings

Catch a FREE weekly film screening in the Justice Forum or outside on the REACH Plaza, Sundays at 3 p.m.

Live Performances

Join us for FREE performances in the Grand Foyer Wednesdays through Saturdays at 6 p.m. Or catch the livestream online! Livestream will be available on the day of at 6p.m., with a “Watch Now” link. 

Free Tickets

Book tickets in advance online or grab a ticket in-person a the Box Office the day of each performance. Tickets are always FREE, and are first come, first served.

What’s Coming to Millennium Stage

Millennium Stage (In-Person and Livestream)

Liberated Muse Presents Voices of Freedom and Resistance

Thu. Feb. 22, 2024

Liberated Muse Arts Group—led by Dr. Khadijah Z. Ali-Coleman, the 2023–2026 Poet Laureate of Prince George’s County, MD—presents a musical and poetic tribute to the African-American efforts of freedom and resistance from 1619 to present day.

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Classically Dope: Konshens the MC

Fri. Feb. 23, 2024

Classically Dope is a classical blend of poetry, hip hop, soul, and jazz created by award-winning poet/hip hop artist and U.S. Cultural Ambassador, Konshens the MC.

Currently Sold Out

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Buffalo Nichols

Sat. Feb. 24, 2024

On his second album, The Fatalist, Carl “Buffalo” Nichols does things with the blues that might catch you off guard. There’s 808 programming, chopped up Charley Patton samples, washes of synth. Nichols’ vision for the blues is of a form of music that’s intimately tied to everyday life in 2023.

Currently Sold Out

Millennium Stage Livestream

Millennium Stage Today

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Second Wind Poetry ft. Jasmine Mans - February 21, 2024

Through powerful voices both new and familiar, and an exciting featured poet, Second Wind Poetry Night is sure to leave you feeling inspired, prepared, and hopeful for what’s ahead!

Watch the Latest Livestreams

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Rare Essence

Rare Essence, a.k.a. The Wickedest Band Alive, has been Washington, D.C.’s premier Go-Go band for more than the last four decades.

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Lonnie Holley

Since 1979, Holley has devoted his life to the practice of improvisational creativity. His art and music, born out of struggle, hardship—but perhaps more importantly, out of furious curiosity and biological necessity—has manifested itself in drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, performance, music, and filmmaking. 

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Autumn Nicholas

Autumn Nicholas is passionate about their music but also about making a difference in society. They have been inspired by the BlackLivesMatter and LBGTQ marches. Their music shows different aspects of these movements to motivate people to act.

Millennium Stage (In-Person and Livestream)

Justin Adams and Mauro Durante

Justin Adams, guitarist, producer and composer, has been a creator of wonders with Robert Plant in the Sensational Space Shifters. Mauro Durante toured the world for many years with Ludovico Einaudi playing violin and frame drums.

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Julie Williams

CMT Next Women of Country Julie Williams is turning heads in Nashville’s country music scene with songs that tell the stories she wished to hear as a mixed race child. She is a member of the Black Opry Revue, an ACM OnRamp artist, and a host of The Song Suffragettes.

Millennium Stage (In-Person and Livestream)

NSO Youth Fellows

Students from the National Symphony Orchestra Youth Fellowship Program will perform chamber music on the Millennium Stage.

Millennium Stage (In-Person and Livestream)

Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra

Members of the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra emerge from the orchestra pit and take their place on the Millennium Stage to share the rich and varied chamber music repertoire. Each musician plays a solo part and the interaction among them creates an astonishing range of sounds and emotions.

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Don’t Mute DC in collaboration with Go-Go Museum

Come experience the best of D.C.’s Go-Go music at this funk-filled Millennium Stage. Don’t Mute DC presents a program of D.C.’s only indigenous music to help celebrate the upcoming opening of D.C.’s only Go-Go Museum.

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Natalia Kazaryan

From Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia, pianist Natalia Kazaryan has been hailed by the New York Sun for her “prodigious ability,” remarking that she “immediately established an atmosphere of strength and confidence.”

Millennium Stage (In-Person and Livestream)

A Rhythm and Blues Battle Royale

Eli Paperboy Reed and The Harlem Gospel Travelers face off in an epic soulful sing-off for the ages! The two have been working together for close to a decade, starting when the younger Travelers were students of Reed’s at foundation in Harlem.

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Sponsors

The Dougherty Family Foundation and Mr. and Mrs. Mallory Walker, and other supporters of

and James A. Johnson and Maxine Isaacs—who created and underwrote the Millennium Stage to make the performing arts accessible to everyone in fulfillment of the Kennedy Center's mission to its community and the nation, GEICO, The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, , The Meredith Foundation

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