In Performance at the White House
The president and first lady host musical performances at the White House.
Air Dates: 1998 - Present
Smithsonian Salutes Ray CharlesFeb 26, 2016
Interpretations of the music of Ray Charles by renowned artists as well as new musicians.
A Celebration of American CreativityJan 8, 2016
A celebration of art and literature in American music features selections from hip-hop, blues and the American Songbook; performers include Audra McDonald, Smokey Robinson, Trombone Shorty, Brian Stokes Mitchell, James Taylor, and Usher.
The Gospel TraditionJun 26, 2015
The role gospel music has played in the American musical tradition; performers include Aretha Franklin, Shirley Caesar and Emmylou Harris; Robin Roberts serves as program host.
A Salute to the TroopsNov 7, 2014
President and Mrs. Barack Obama host a tribute to the men and women who serve in the U.S. military; performers include Mary J. Blige, Common, John Fogerty, Willie Nelson, Romeo Santos and Daughtry.
Women of SoulApr 7, 2014
Contemporary artists pay homage to the women of blues, soul, jazz, R&B and rock and roll; performers include Aretha Franklin, Patti LaBelle, Janelle Monae and others.