The 2016 Kennedy Center Honors airs tonight on CBS and we have all the details on the honorees, the performers, the event speakers and additional details. Get all the information you need below.
AIR DATE: December 27, 2016
TIME: 9 – 11 p.m. ET/PT
TV CHANNEL: CBS – Check with your local TV provider (Verizon FIOS, Optimum, etc.) for the exact channel number. You can also click here to check out all CBS affiliate stations in various locations.
HOST: Stephen Colbert
NATIONAL ANTHEM SINGER: Brian Stokes Mitchell
HONOREES: James Taylor, Al Pacino, Mavis Staples, Martha Argerich and The Eagles.
PERFORMERS & SPEAKERS FOR JAMES TAYLOR SEGMENT: President Bill Clinton, country singer Darius Rucker, singer Sheryl Crow, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, Garth Brooks and a James Taylor Tribute Cast.
PERFORMERS & SPEAKERS FOR AL PACINO SEGMENT: Actor Chris O’Donnell with Gabrielle Anwar, Bobby Cannavale, Lily Rabe, Laurence Fishburne, Kevin Spacey and Sean Penn.
PERFORMERS & SPEAKERS FOR MAVIS STAPLES SEGMENT: Singer Bonnie Raitt, song-writer Elle King, actor Don Cheadle, and singer Andra Day.
PERFORMERS & SPEAKERS FOR MARTHA ARGERICH SEGMENT: Jeff Goldblum, violinist Itzhak Perlman, pianist Yefim Bronfman, singer Placido Domingo, and pianist Yuja Wang.
PERFORMERS & SPEAKERS FOR THE EAGLES: Ringo Starr, band Kings of Leon, Vince Gill, Bob Seger, Juanes, Steve Vai, Steuart Smith, and The Eagles Tribute cast.
JOHN F. KENNEDY TRIBUTE PERFORMERS & SPEAKERS: Jack Schlossberg, Rose Schlossberg and Tatiana Schlossberg, the grandchildren of John F. Kennedy; and singer Cynthia Erivo.
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