The next “In Performance at the White House,” the 14th since President Obama took office, takes place Tuesday and will focus on “The Gospel Tradition,” featuring Detroit’s own Aretha Franklin and a diverse lineup of talent.
Along with the Queen of Soul, Bishop Rance Allen, Pastor Shirley Caesar, Rodney Crowell, Rhiannon Giddens, Emmylou Harris, Darlene Love, Lyle Lovett, Tamela Mann, the Morgan State University Choir and Michelle Williams will perform. T Bone Burnett will be executive music director, with Billy Maxwell serving as music director.
The event will stream live at 7 p.m. Tuesday via whitehouse.gov/live. It will air on broadcast TV later, at 9 p.m. June 26 on PBS, as well as TV One.
First lady Michelle Obama will preside over a daytime workshop, “The History of Gospel Music” at 11 a.m. Tuesday, with more than 130 middle school, high school and college students taking part. Performers from that night’s show will talk and answer questions .