The National Memorial Day Concert won't be in D.C. this year, but the show will go on!
Every year, the country kicks off the Memorial Day holiday with an epic concert on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol. This year, the event will be virtual, with performances beaming in from afar.
Join us for America's night of remembrance as we honor those who lost their lives serving their country and their Gold Star families. This year's special presentation of the National Memorial Day Concert, airing May 24 on PBS and streaming online at 8/7c. #MemDayPBS pic.twitter.com/jrxz18d59c— National Memorial Day Concert (@MemorialDayPBS) May 20, 2020
You can watch the National Memorial Day Concert on your local PBS station at 8 p.m. EST on Sunday, May 24, 2020. Troops around the world will be watching streamed through American Forces Network. If you miss the broadcast, you can always catch the online stream through the PBS website as well.
Performances throughout the show will be dedicated to the memory of our fallen service members and you'll hear plenty of patriotic songs. Stars from all musical genres will be performing, including Trace Adkins, Renée Fleming, CeCe Winans, and our nation's best military bands.
The show's co-hosts will be Joe Mantegna and Gary Sinise. Together, they will lead you through some of your favorite past performances in addition to the new material for 2020. They will start it all off with Hamilton's Christopher Jackson singing the national anthem.
Will you be tuning in for the virtual National Memorial Day Concert this year? Have you seen it live in D.C. before? Let us know in the comments!