Kennedy Center Offers Free Couch Concerts Three Times a Week

The Kennedy Center may have canceled all ticketed shows and events through May 22, 2020, but the popular performing arts venue is reaching out to entertain and engage with its own a free, live digital performance initiative, Couch Concerts.

Much like Millennium Stage has brought free performances to audiences in person at the Center for over the last two decades, Couch Concerts will present various types of performance art virtually through a livestream.

The Kennedy Center will stream concerts direct from artists’ homes on the Kennedy Center website at 4 p.m. ET every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday while the Center remains closed due to COVID-19.

Monday concerts feature two national spotlight artists selected by organizations to tell the story of their city. First, these will focus on COVID-19 hotspots and then branch out to venues around the nation to tell their unique artistic story in a universal time of struggle.

Wednesday concerts highlight community artists across disciplines including hip hop, comedy, theater, past and present Millennium Stage artists, D.C. area artists, and regional partnerships.

Fridays are for the Kennedy Center’s artistic partners.

To access the livestream or for more information and the latest Couch Concerts schedule, see here.

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