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Great Performances brings the best in the performing arts from across America and around the world to a US television audience. It presents a diverse programming portfolio of classical music, opera, popular song, musical theater, dance, drama, and performance documentaries.

Arts & Music

A Capitol Fourth Poster

A Capitol Fourth is broadcast on PBS.

Austin City Limits Poster

Innovative musicians from every genre perform live in the longest-running music series.

Benise: Fiesta! Poster

Celebrate world music with a fiery combination of Spanish guitar, dance and classic rock.

Concert for George Poster

Held at Royal Albert Hall, this tribute features Harrison's songs and music he loved

Craft in America Poster

Unearth the splendor of American culture crafts and the people behind the artistry.

Dear Jerry: Celebrating the Music of Jerry Garcia Poster

A concert honoring one of the most influential musicians and cultural icons of our time.

Ella Fitzgerald: Just One of Those Things Poster

Follow the six-decade journey of the extraordinary performer.

Fanny: The Right to Rock Poster

Co-founded by Filipina American sisters, Fanny is a ferocious 70s rock band.

Gershwin Prize Poster

The Library of Congress awards its Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.

Great Performances Poster

The world of classical performing arts is brought to the comfort of your living room.

Icon: Music Through the Lens Poster

Join us on a thrill ride through the amazing world of music photography.

Inside the Met Poster

The largest art museum in the Americas prepares to celebrate its 150th birthday.

James Taylor: One Man Band Poster

James Taylor's most important songs, interspersed with personal anecdotes and more.

Mavis Staples: I’ll Take You There – An All-Star Concert Celebration Poster

A once-in-a-lifetime music event recorded in 2014 for the iconic singer's 75th birthday.

National Memorial Day Concert Poster

Commemorate Memorial Day and honor our armed forces with a concert at the Capitol.

Roy Orbison Forever Poster

A documentary about the five-time Grammy-winning Rock & Roll Hall of Famer.

The Best of the Joy of Painting with Bob Ross Poster

A pop icon, Bob Ross offers soothing words of wisdom as he paints captivating landscapes.

The Caverns Sessions Poster

Formerly known as Bluegrass Underground, this "musical adventure" is taped in The Caverns.

The Doobie Brothers: 50th Anniversary at Radio City Music Hall Poster

Celebrate 50 years with the hitmakers who have sold more than 48 million albums worldwide.

This Land is Your Land Poster

Take a musical journey through the evolution of modern American folk music.

Tommy Emmanuel, CGP: Accomplice Live! Poster

Join the legendary guitarist and special guests for country, rock, blues and bluegrass.

Yellowstone Symphony Poster

Travel on a spectacular journey through the wonders of America's first national park.

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