2015 National Memorial Day Concert

(Rochester, N.Y.) – Honoring our American heroes for over 25 years, the National Memorial Day Concert pays tribute to 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. Joe Mantegna and Gary Sinise co-host the 26th annual broadcast of this night of remembrance that airs live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol before an audience of hundreds of thousands, millions at home and to our troops around the world via American Forces Network. The National Memorial Day Concert on WXXI-TV on Sunday, May 24, 2015 at 8 p.m. It encore broadcast will air that same night at 9:30 p.m.

The all-star line-up includes: distinguished American leader General Colin L. Powell USA (Ret.); seven-time Grammy Award-winner, and international superstar Gloria Estefan; acclaimed film and television actress Stefanie Scott (INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 3; JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS); THE VOICE season five winner Tessanne Chin; the world’s most prolific classical cross-over artist Katherine Jenkins; and world renowned tenor Russell Watson in performance with the National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of top pops conductor Jack Everly. 

The Military District of Washington works with Capital Concerts in coordinating the Department of Defense participation of the Premier Service Bands and Service Honor Guards. Bands include: The Navy Band Sea Chanters, The U.S. Air Force Singing Sergeants, The U.S. Army Herald Trumpets, The U.S. Army Chorus, and The Soldiers' Chorus of the U.S. Army Field Band. 

Pictured: Actors Joe Mantegna and Gary Sinise co-host the 2015 National Memorial Day Concert, the 26th  broadcast from the West Lawn of the Capitol.
Credit: Courtesy of Capital Concerts

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