The National Memorial Day Concert 2019

The National Memorial Day Concert 2019

Sun, 05/26/2019 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm

Pictured: The National Memorial Day Concert 2019 honors the service and sacrifice of our men and women in uniform, their families at home and all those who have given their lives for our country.

Credit: Courtesy of Capital Concerts

Acclaimed actress Mary McCormack joins Joe Mantegna as a co-host for this year's special 30th anniversary concert!

Sunday, May 26, 2019 marks the 30th annual broadcast of the National Memorial Day Concert, bringing us together as one family of Americans to honor the service and sacrifice of our men and women in uniform, military families and all those who have given their lives for our country. The National Memorial Day Concert will premiere on Sunday, May 26, 2019 at 8 p.m. on WXXI-TV. The special will encore Sunday at 9:30 p.m.

The concert features acclaimed actors Joe Mantegna and Mary McCormack and an all-star lineup of actors and musicians including Academy Award-nominated actor Sam Elliott (A STAR IS BORN); acclaimed actor Dennis Haysbert (24, MAJOR LEAGUE); distinguished American leader General Colin L. Powell USA (Ret.); Grammy Award-winning legend Patti LaBelle; multi-platinum selling singer, performer and songwriter Gavin DeGraw; Broadway and television star Christopher Jackson (HAMILTON, BULL); multi-Grammy Award-winning bluegrass icon Alison Krauss; SAG and Olivier Award-winning and Grammy Award-nominated actress and singer Amber Riley (GLEE, DREAMGIRLS); multi-platinum-selling country music star Justin Moore singing his poignant single, "The Ones That Didn't Make It Back Home"; television series star Jaina Lee Ortiz (STATION 19, ROSEWOOD); and Patrick Lundy & The Ministers of Music; in performance with the National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of top pops conductor Jack Everly.

This tribute to our military airs live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol before an audience of hundreds of thousands, a broadcast audience of millions and to our troops around the world via American Forces Network.