Christopher Jackson, Amber Riley, More Are Part of PBS’ National Memorial Day Concert, Airing May 26

Film & TV News   Christopher Jackson, Amber Riley, More Are Part of PBS’ National Memorial Day Concert, Airing May 26
 
The 30th anniversary broadcast is hosted by Joe Mantegna and Mary McCormack.
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Tony winner Joe Mantegna and stage and screen star Mary McCormack co-host the 30th annual broadcast of PBS’ National Memorial Day Concert, airing live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol May 26 at 8 PM ET.

The line-up of performers and presenters includes Hamilton Tony nominee Christopher Jackson, Olivier-winning Dreamgirls star Amber Riley, Grammy winner and Broadway alum Patti LaBelle, General Colin L. Powell, singer and songwriter Gavin DeGraw, Grammy-winning bluegrass icon Alison Krauss, Golden Globe-nominated actor Dennis Haysbert, country music star Justin Moore, American Idol finalist Alyssa Raghu, TV star Jaina Lee Ortiz, and Patrick Lundy & The Ministers of Music.

The performers will be backed by 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 concert will also stream live on Facebook, YouTube, and PBS.org and will be available on demand May 26–June 9.

(Updated May 26, 2019)

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