Great Performances

Star-Spangled Spectacular: Bicentennial of National Anthem

Preview: Season 42 Episode 1 | 35s

John Lithgow hosts Star-Spangled Spectacular: Bicentennial of our National Anthem, live from Pier Six Pavilion in Baltimore, MD, on 9/13/14, 8-10 pm ET on PBS. The event, co-hosted by Jordin Sparks, is a highlight of a weeklong celebration. Performers include Kristin Chenoweth, Melissa Etheridge, Denyce Graves-Montgomery, Little Big Town, Pentatonix, Smokey Robinson, Kenny Rogers, and Train.

Aired: 09/13/14

Rating: NR

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