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John Legend, Lindsey Stirling, and Les Twins Will Perform a Free Concert at the Kennedy Center

The venue has partnered with YouTube to celebrate artists who’ve made it big on the digital stage.
See John Legend for free at the Kennedy Center Opera House on May 28. Photograph via Bobboz/Shutterstock.

Want to see John Legend in DC? You could wait for the next presidential inauguration—or you could head to the Kennedy Center on Wednesday, May 28, where the multiple Grammy winner performs in a special concert, YouTube Onstage Live From the Kennedy Center. The free performance is aimed at “bringing popular artists from the digital world to the stage” and features Legend, as well as “dubstep violinist” Lindsey Stirling (who joined Legend for a version of his song “All of Me” that’s gotten more than 20 million views on YouTube); French hip-hop act Les Twins (a.k.a. brothers Larry and Laurent Bourgeois); Scott Bradlee & Postmodern Jukebox, a group that covers contemporary songs in a variety of vintage styles (check out some of their cool videos on their website); and other acts that have made a splash on the digital music scene. The concert will be filmed live and uploaded, naturally, to the Kennedy Center’s YouTube channel. 

The show begins at 7:30 PM; tickets are limited to two per person and will be distributed starting at 6 the day of, at the entrance to the Hall of Nations. If you’re unable to get tickets, the performance will be simulcast on the Millennium Stage screens in the Grand Foyer. Visit the Kennedy Center’s website for more on the featured acts. 

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