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Chicago & Friends: Live at 55

Friday, 6.7.24 | 8:30 PM
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Recorded this past November in Atlantic City, Chicago & Friends: Live at 55 features the legendary band performing their greatest hits. Joining them are some very special guests, including guitar virtuoso Steve Vai, who pays tribute to the band’s original lead guitarist, Terry Kath. Other guests include Chris Daughtry, Robert Randolph, Robin Thicke, VoicePlay, Judith Hill, and Christone “Kingfish” Ingram.

Burt Bacharach’s Best (My Music Presents)

Sunday, 6.9.24 | 6 PM
For over half-a-century, the immensely popular and immediately identifiable melodies of celebrated composer Burt Bacharach have touched millions of music lovers around the world. In the 1960s, he established himself as a topical successor to his Tin Pan Alley predecessors, creating some of the most beloved and successful pop music to ever grace radio, television and film. This first-time ever archival PBS special includes all the original artists performing Bacharach’s hits with rare archival footage and clips from the 1960s-1970s.

Il Divo XX, Live from Taipei

Tuesday, 6.4.24 | 7:30 PM
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In celebration of their 20th Anniversary, groundbreaking classical crossover group Il Divo perform a spectacular evening of music at the Taipei Music Center in Taiwan. Delivering timeless pop classics and traditional standards, Il Divo raises the bar, reinforcing their status as performers and vocal powerhouses. Set against the modern cosmopolitan metropolis of Taipei, the group also documents the last 20 years of their career as they take us through their journey to date and future aspirations.

Freddie Mercury: The Tribute Concert

Sunday, 6.9.24 | 7:30 PM
On April 20, 1992, Roger Taylor, Brian May and John Deacon – the surviving members of Queen – took the stage of London’s legendary Wembley Stadium to announce the start of one of the biggest events in rock history: a tribute to the incomparable Freddie Mercury with a glittering array of guest vocalists and players, featuring Elton John, Robert Plant, Axl Rose, David Bowie, George Michael and many more. The atmosphere of emotion, mixed joy and sadness, shared by the stadium audience, worldwide television viewers, and performers alike, was an experience that will never be forgotten. The aim of the concert was to not only celebrate Freddie’s life and work, but also to increase public awareness of the awful disease which prematurely ended his life.

Darius Rucker: Live from Nashville

Thursday, 6.6.24 | 9 PM
Darius Rucker performs songs from his latest album, “Carolyn’s Boy,” along with Hootie & the Blowfish classics and his solo country hits, including a special performance of Diamond-certified “Wagon Wheel” with Old Crow Medicine Show’s Ketch Secor.

Elton John – The Million Dollar Piano

Saturday, 6.1.24 | 8 PM
Saturday, 6.8.24 | 10 PM
Legendary singer, songwriter and performer Elton John made a triumphant return to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas with this spectacular and critically-acclaimed concert, “The Million Dollar Piano,” recorded at a sell-out show in February 2012. The centerpiece of the concert was the show’s namesake piano, an engineering marvel featuring more than 68 LED video screens. The state-of-the-art piano — nearly four years in the making — was the perfect accompaniment to Elton’s greatest hits, displaying fantastical imagery to complement the entertainer’s fan favorites. Elton and his band put on an unforgettable show, which included much-loved classic hits from throughout his career.

GREAT PERFORMANCES Rodgers & Hammerstein’s 80th Anniversary

Friday, 5.31.24 | 9 PM
Sunday, 6.2.24 | 6 PM
Beginning with their first collaboration on “Oklahoma!” in 1943, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II revolutionized Broadway by integrating music and dance with well-crafted storylines to create a cohesive new form of musical theater. With a string of blockbusters including “Carousel,” “South Pacific,” “The King and I,” “Flower Drum Song” and “The Sound of Music,” the duo garnered 34 Tony Awards along with 15 Academy Awards for their film adaptations. This special features an all-star cast at London’s Theatre Royal Drury Lane, including Michael Ball, Daniel Dae Kim, Maria Friedman, Audra McDonald, Julian Ovenden, Aaron Tveit, Marisha Wallace, and Patrick Wilson, with additional surprise appearances by Rita Moreno and Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band: 50 Years & Circlin Back

Thursday, 6.6.24 | 7:30 PM
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Celebrate the groundbreaking band’s musical milestones and hits along with special guests Vince Gill, John Prine, Jackson Browne, Alison Krauss, Rodney Crowell, Jerry Jeff Walker, Jimmy Ibbotson, Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas and Byron House.

P!nk: Live from Wembley Arena

Saturday, 6.1.24 | 9:30 PM
P!nk has always pushed the envelope as much in her music as in her attitude, style and live performances. Captured in her final sold-out tour date at London’s famed Wembley Arena in 2006, P!nk belts out “’Cuz I Can,” “Who Knew,” and “Nobody Knows.” Also featured are memorable hits like “Don’t Let Me Get Me,” “Get the Party Started,” “Just Like a Pill,” “Family Portrait” and so many more.

Sheryl Crow in Concert

Thursday, 6.6.24 | 10:30 PM
Sheryl Crow performs her greatest hits and several songs from her new album Evolution at a hometown concert at the Franklin Theatre in Nashville. Crow was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2023.

Simon & Garfunkel: The Concert in Central Park

Wednesday, 6.5.24 | 9:30 PM
On September 19, 1981, Simon & Garfunkel held a free public concert on Central Park’s Great Lawn in New York City, raising money to restore to the world’s most famous urban park. The duo had rarely performed since their breakup in 1970, but their music continued to resonate with the city from which they came. The Concert In Central Park was Simon & Garfunkel’s biggest gift to their hometown: more than 500,000 people were in attendance, one of the largest concert audiences of all time. This unforgettable performance features Simon & Garfunkel’s greatest hits, as well as selections from their solo catalogs.

‘70s Soul Superstars

Friday, 6.7.24 | 10 PM
Join a once-in-a-lifetime gathering of legends — all original performers singing their greatest jammin’ hits. Soul diva Patti LaBelle hosts the historic reunion of classic recording artists of the decade, including the Commodores, the Stylistics, Yvonne Elliman, Heatwave, Earl Young’s Trammps, the Emotions and the Manhattans.

All New Rock, Pop and Doo Wop (My Music)

Sunday, 6.2.24 | 9:30 PM
Tuesday, 6.4.24 | 9 PM
Saturday, 6.8.24 | 8 PM
All New Rock, Pop and Doo Wop features full-length performances from legends Johnny Maestro, The Duprees, Jay Back, Little Anthony & The Imperials, Ronnie Spector, Frankie Valli, Jerry Butler and many more artists from the 50s and 60s.

Celtic Thunder Ireland

Monday, 6.3.24 | 10:30 PM
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Celtic Thunder Ireland is a revue show that combines 10 years of Celtic Thunder hits and focuses on their most popular songs of the last decade. Drawing from their most popular television specials, Celtic Thunder Ireland features the songs and performances that launched Celtic Thunder into the hearts of Public Television viewers. A magical performance, Celtic Thunder Ireland offers something for all the family and will enthrall their legions of fans.

The Big Band Years (My Music Presents)

Sunday, 6.9.24 | 3:30 PM
A return to the era of the legendary orchestras, great singers and song standards, drawing upon the most beloved melodies that kept the home fires burning and soldiers’ hearts alive during World War II. The Big Band Years turns back the clock to a time when swing musicians ruled the radio and night clubs, bringing a joyful escape to Americans during one of the most turbulent times in the nation’s history.

Johnny Mathis: Wonderful, Wonderful!

Sunday, 6.2.24 | 4 PM
Saturday, 6.8.24 | 4 PM
When Johnny Mathis celebrated his 50th anniversary in the music business in 2006, he gathered 2,000 of his closest friends at the Tropicana Hotel in Atlantic City and regaled them with an amazing concert replete with his standards and unforgettable hits.

Love Train: The Sound of Philadelphia – Live in Concert

Sunday, 6.9.24 | 11 PM
People Get Ready … for a special musical celebration! This performance features soul and R&B superstars The O Jays, Harold Melvin’s Blue Notes, Russell Thompkins and the New Stylistics, Jerry Butler, The Soul Survivors and more, along with the 28-piece TSOP Orchestra and some of the best-known songs of our time.

Country’s Legendary Duets

Sunday, 6.2.24 | 11:30 PM
Hosted by Tre Twitty and Tayla Lynn (Conway Twitty’s grandson & Loretta Lynn’s granddaughter), this special looks back at some of the great country music duet performers of all time, including George Jones and Tammy Wynette, Dolly Parton and Porter Wagoner, and Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn. Performances include “Jolene,” “I Will Always Love You,” “Stand by Your Man,” and “Coal Miner’s Daughter.”

Daniel O’Donnell from Castlebar, Ireland

Saturday, 6.1.24 | 6:30 PM
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Beloved Irish crooner Daniel O’Donnell returns to WHYY in a heartwarming concert performance from the T.F. Royal Theatre in Castlebar, Ireland. Exuding the same passion, heartfelt sincerity and gentle humor that has captivated audiences for years, Daniel and his band of talented musicians and backup singers delight fans with an Irish twist on easy-listening tunes and inspirational favorites in this special.

Judy Collins: Wildflowers in Concert

Monday, 6.3.24 | 9 PM
Filmed before a live audience at Town Hall in New York City, this concert features the legendary folk singer performing her groundbreaking 1967 album, Wildflowers. Songs include “Since You Asked,” “Sky Fell,” “Albatross,” and Judy’s chart-topping rendition on Joni Mitchell’s “Both Sides Now.” Judy closes the concert with one of her signature songs, “Send in the Clowns.”

The Rolling Stones: GRRR Live!

Saturday, 6.1.24 | 11 PM
The Rolling Stones celebrated their golden anniversary in 2012 and 2013 by embarking on the 50 & Counting Tour. On December 15, 2012, the band took the stage at Newark, New Jersey’s Prudential Center for the final of four shows in the New York area. Featuring guest spots from The Black Keys, Gary Clark Jr., Lady Gaga, John Mayer, Bruce Springsteen, and Mick Taylor, the concert proved to be one of the most memorable shows in the band’s history.

Third Eye Blind – Live at Red Rocks

Tuesday, 6.4.24 | 11 PM
On the eve of their 25th anniversary, Third Eye Blind played at the historic Red Rocks amphitheater in Colorado. The band overcame speech-losing migraines, altitude sickness, and a sound person walking off to deliver a hit-filled performance to thousands of their adoring fans. One of the most popular alt bands of the 1990s, Third Eye Blind scored its first hit in 1997, when their single “Semi-Charmed Life” became a chart-topping rock hit.

Yacht Rock Revue: 70s and 80s Hits, Live from New York

Friday, 5.31.24 | 11 PM
Saturday, 6.8.24 | 11:30 PM
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Step aboard a musical voyage like no other with Yacht Rock Revue. This talented group sets sail on the shimmering seas for a nostalgic journey through the hits of the late 70s and early 80s, where soft rock and smooth grooves rule the waves. Featuring exceptional musicianship and tight harmonies, Yacht Rock Revue pays homage to the golden era of yacht rock, delivering pitch-perfect renditions of iconic classics from artists like Hall & Oates, Steely Dan, Toto, Michael McDonald, and more.

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