In Performance at the White House

In Performance at The White House was created to showcase the rich fabric of American culture in the setting of the nation's most famous home. Since 1978, the program has embraced virtually every genre of American performance art.

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Corporate funding for the program is provided by American Airlines, Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI), Norfolk Southern and Comcast NBCUniversal. Foundation support is provided by The Annenberg Foundation. Major funding is also provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, PBS and public television viewers.

Recent Episode

Smithsonian Salutes Ray Charles


Watch a celebration of the legacy of Ray Charles at the White House.

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A Celebration of American Creativity


President and Mrs. Obama host an all-star tribute to art and literature in America.

“The Gospel Tradition: In Performance at the White House”


The Emmy Award-nominated series presents an evening of gospel music.

A Salute to the Troops


A Salute to the Troops: premiered Friday, November 7th on PBS.

Women of Soul


“Women of Soul: In Performance at the White House” premieres Monday, April 7 at 9 p.m.

Red White and Blues


In Performance at the White House: Red, White and Blues will celebrate The Blues

Country Music


Country Music In Performance at the White House is hosted by President and Mrs. Obama.