Tune In For The National Memorial Day Concert On PBS

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Tune In For The National Memorial Day Concert On PBS

PR Newswire

THE TRADITION CONTINUES!

(WASHINGTON D.C., MAY 23, 2020) – Join us for the NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT, airing on PBS Sunday, May 24, 2020, at 8pm ET/7 CT, as well as to our troops serving around the world on the American Forces Network.  The concert will also be streaming on Facebook, YouTube and www.pbs.org/national-memorial-day-concert and available as Video on Demand, May 24 to June 7, 2020.

Hosted by Joe Mantegna and Gary Sinise, the 31st edition features performances and appearances by General Colin Powell, Cynthia Erivo, Renée Fleming, Sam Elliott, Laurence Fishburne, Trace Adkins, Mary McCormack, Esai Morales, CeCe Winans, Kelli O'Hara and members of the National Symphony Orchestra with a poignant performance of the national anthem by Christopher Jackson and a special message from General Mark A. Milley, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. In addition, there will be a tribute to our American heroes on the front lines of the pandemic crisis.

Also participating in new and some past selected performances are members from The U.S. Army Herald Trumpets, The U.S. Army Chorus, The U.S. Army Voices and Downrange, The Soldiers' Chorus of the U.S. Army Field Band, The U.S. Navy Band Sea Chanters, The U.S. Air Force Singing Sergeants, and Service Color Teams provided by the Military District of Washington, D.C.

WHAT:

National Memorial Day Concert on PBS



WHEN:

Sunday, May 24, 2020 from 8:00 to 9:30 p.m. ET (check local listings)

2020 SHOW CLIPS: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/hog4xpjns6m1aiv/AACFNUDFhmGLt4jFo12otfG5a?dl=0

Experience the interactive Multichannel News Release here:  https://www.multivu.com/players/English/8676251-national-memorial-day-concert-2020/

The maximum footage allowed for use is 3 minutes and the video credit which must be chyroned while footage is broadcast is National Memorial Day Concert/PBS 

About Capital Concerts
Capital Concerts is the nation's leading producer of live patriotic television shows, including PBS's highest-rated performance specials: the NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT and A CAPITOL FOURTH, the premier celebrations of America's most important holidays broadcast from the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.  For 40 years, these two award-winning productions have become national traditions, bringing us together as one family of Americans to celebrate our freedom and democratic ideals and to pay tribute to those who defend them.  The holiday specials have been honored with over 80 awards including the New York Film Festival Award, the Golden Cine Award, and the Writer's Guild of America Award.

Underwriters
The NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT is made possible by grants from the Lockheed Martin Corporation, the National Park Service, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Department of the Army, General Dynamics, PBS and public television stations nationwide.  Air travel is provided by American Airlines.

Press contacts:
Kristina Hallman: (202) 537-5199; khallman@starpower.net 
Carol Marshall: (818) 385-1396; carol@cmarshallpr.com

For images and additional information, visit PBS Pressroom at www.pbs.org/pressroom
Visit the program website at http://www.pbs.org/national-memorial-day-concert/home/

Connect with us on:
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http://twitter.com/MemorialDayPBS  (#MemDayPBS)
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/PRNewswire/ -- May 23, 2020/

SOURCE Capital Concerts

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