Enrique Iglesias, Alan Jackson, Gloria Estefan, Aretha Franklin, and Al Green are among the performers confirmed to appear at the Concert For America, to be broadcast Sept. 11 by NBC as part of the network’s coverage of the one-year anniversary of terrorist attacks on Washington, D.C., and New York. Josh Groban, Renee Fleming, Placido Domingo, and the National Symphony Orchestra conducted by music director Leonard Slatkin will also appear.
The event will be taped Sept. 9 at Washington, D.C.’s John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, with First Lady Laura Bush serving as honorary chairman. NBC’s broadcast will be hosted news anchor Tom Brokaw.
“In addition to honoring the victims and heroes of Sept. 11, the special will also use words and music to reflect on the year that has followed since the terrorist attacks, and the spirit of unity that has emerged across the country,” the network said in a statement. “Featuring the voices of everyday people, as well as famous figures past and present, the special will remember lives lost, and celebrate the resiliency of the American spirit.”
At present, no tickets are available to the general public, but updates will be posted on the Kennedy Center’s official Web site in the coming days.