Audience for Smithsonian's 150th Birthday Concert

Title

Audience for Smithsonian's 150th Birthday Concert

Description

The Smithsonian Institution celebrated its 150th birthday in 1996 with special exhibits and multi-day celebration on the Mall. There were multiple stages set up, with daytime performances from a wide variety of performers. On August 10 there was a special evening concert emceed by Mickey Hart of the Grateful Dead and featuring Aretha Franklin, Trisha Yearwood, and Buffy Sainte-Marie with the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra. After the concert there was a fireworks display.

Source

Smithsonian Institution Archives. View original.

Date

8/10/1996

Coverage

Original Format

Photograph

Description

The Smithsonian Institution celebrated its 150th birthday in 1996 with special exhibits and multi-day celebration on the Mall. There were multiple stages set up, with daytime performances from a wide variety of performers. On August 10 there was a special evening concert emceed by Mickey Hart of the Grateful Dead and featuring Aretha Franklin, Trisha Yearwood, and Buffy Sainte-Marie with the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra. After the concert there was a fireworks display.

Date

8/10/1996

Coverage

1980-1999

Source

Smithsonian Institution Archives. View original.