Live on 6/14 - Raise It Up! Anthem for America Concert
Join us on June 14th as we host Raise It Up! Anthem for America, a national celebration of the 200th anniversary of the Star-Spangled Banner. On that day, people around the world will unite to sing our national anthem at 4:00 PM EDT and kick-off a Star-Spangled summer. Here are three ways to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Star-Spangled Banner on Flag Day: Join us at the museum for a concert featuring guitarist Kristen Capolino, local blues band Little Bit a Blues, a 400-person choir, The United States Air Force Concert Band, and the official chorus of the U.S. Air Force, the Singing Sergeants. See Francis Scott Key's original "Star-Spangled Banner" manuscript on loan from the Maryland Historical Society, the dress opera singer Renée Fleming wore to sing at the anthem at the Super Bowl, and, of course, the real Star-Spangled Banner flag. Can't make it? We'll webcast it live online. Host your own party, using our tips for delicious, star-spangled snacks. Don't forget to watch our concert webcast and tune in to the Smithsonian Channel later that evening. Find a celebration in your community on our party map. Sumner, Washington, the "rhubarb pie capital," is hosting an old-fashioned town concert. The James Monroe Museum in Fredericksburg, Virginia, presents a kazoo version of the anthem. Edmond Historical Society and Museum in Oklahoma will showcase their flag collection. No matter how you celebrate, share your photos with the hashtag #raiseitup.