The Beach Boys

A Capitol Fourth

 

Join host John Stamos for an all-star musical extravaganza celebrating our country’s 242nd birthday, from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol. Featuring performances by Lauren Alaina, The Beach Boys, Joshua Bell, Jimmy Buffett, Luke Combs, Pentatonix, The Temptations, CeCe Winans and more.

 

This program will encore later in the evening Wed., July 4, 9:00 pm.

 

 

Christopher Cross and Friends

 

Known for his chart-topping hit songs “Sailing,” “Ride Like the Wind” and “Arthur’s Theme (Best That You Can Do),” singer and songwriter Christopher Cross made history with his 1980 self-titled debut album as the only artist to have won all four major Grammy categories: Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year and Best New Artist. Now, Cross returns to the spotlight with this concert special recorded live at the Moody Theater in Austin, Texas. He is joined onstage by long-time friends Michael McDonald of The Doobie Brothers and Mike Love of The Beach Boys.

 

A Capitol Fourth

 

Actor John Stamos hosts the 37th annual edition of A CAPITOL FOURTH, from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol. The all-star musical and fireworks extravaganza will kick off the country’s 241st birthday with performances by The Beach Boys, The Four Tops, Dan Aykroyd and Jim Belushi, Chris Blue, Phillipa Soo and The National Symphony Orchestra under the direction conductor Jack Everly.

 

This program will encore at 9:00 pm

 

SOUNDBREAKING
Painting with Sound

 

This wide-ranging, eight-part series, airing weeknights Nov. 14-23, explores the extraordinary impact of recorded music on our modern world. The series offers unprecedented access to more than 150 artists and producers from across the music spectrum, and features rare archival studio footage and an extensive soundtrack.

 

This series was the last creative project for Sir George Martin, the producer who was instrumental behind many of The Beatles’ albums, before he passed away in March.

 

Painting with Sound
Learn how the recording studio itself became an instrument, transforming popular music. Featured: The Beach Boys, Beck, Bon Iver, Boston, The Eurythmics, Fleetwood Mac, Les Paul, Pink Floyd, Radiohead and more.

 

Summer, Surf & Beach Music We Love

Summer, Surf & Beach Music We Love

 

Celebrate the sun-drenched sounds of the greatest surf rock and pop tunes by legendary artists. This musical special also features ballads reminiscent of youthful summers spent walking in the sand and romantic nights at the beach. The program features vintage clips of The Beach Boys, Jan & Dean, The Ventures, The Lovin’ Spoonful, The Drifters, and many others. Mike Love of the Beach Boys hosts.

 

This program will encore Sat., Sept. 3, 8:00 pm.

 

Rock Rewind
1965 – 1967

1965 – 1967 Rock Rewind

 

The 1960s was a period of massive social and political upheaval in America. While many of these changes were reflected in the popular songs of the era, performers also sang of fun, romance and good times. Iconic actor Adam West, star of the iconic 60s TV series “Batman,” hosts this special filled with archival performances of hits that still resonate nearly half a century later. Featured artists include The Beach Boys, The Association, The Righteous Brothers, The Box Tops, The Rascals and more.

 

The 2016 National Memorial Day Concert

 

Join co-hosts Gary Sinise and Joe Mantegna for the 27th broadcast of this night of remembrance honoring 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.

 

The all-star line-up includes: General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.); opera superstar Renée Fleming; iconic music legends The Beach Boys; country music singer Trace Adkins; actress S. Epatha Merkerson, actor Esai Morales and vocalist Alfie Boe, and the National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of top pops conductor Jack Everly.

 

This program will encore at 8:30 pm

 

1965 – 1967 Rock Rewind


The 1960s was a period of massive social and political upheaval in America. While many of these changes were reflected in the popular songs of the era, performers also sang of fun, romance and good times. Iconic actor Adam West, star of the iconic 60s TV series “Batman,” hosts this special filled with archival performances of hits that still resonate nearly half a century later. Featured artists include The Beach Boys, The Association, The Righteous Brothers, The Box Tops, The Rascals and more.