The Kennedy Center Honors' Entire 2016 Lineup Revealed

Here's what to expect from the star-studded event, airing on Dec. 27 on CBS.
Posted on Dec 5, 2016 | 10:40am
Ready for one very special event this season?

All performer, presenter, and production credits have officially been released for The 39th Annual Kennedy Center Honors, airing on Tuesday, Dec. 27 at 9/8c on CBS and CBS All Access.

The event, which was hosted by The Late Show's own Stephen Colbert on Dec. 4, paid tribute to 2016's honorees, including pianist Martha Argerich, rock legends The Eagles, actor Al Pacino, gospel and blues singer Mavis Staples, and singer-songwriter James Taylor.

Below, find the full list of talent at this year's Kennedy Center Honors, and tune in to CBS on Tuesday, Dec. 27!

Stephen Colbert

Attended By:
President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama

James Taylor

Tribute Presenters/Performers:
President William Jefferson Clinton (Spoken Tribute)
Darius Rucker (Performs "Sweet Baby James"/"Carolina in My Mind")
Sheryl Crow (Performs "Fire & Rain"/"Your Smiling Face")
Yo-Yo Ma (Spoken Tribute)
Garth Brooks (Performs "Shower the People")
James Taylor Tribute Cast (Performs "How Sweet It Is")

Al Pacino

Tribute Presenters/Performers:
Chris O'Donnell (Spoken Tribute and Tango Performance from "Scent of a Woman" with Gabrielle Anwar)
Bobby Cannavale (Spoken Tribute)
Lily Rabe (Performance Tribute)
Laurence Fishburne (Performance Tribute)
Kevin Spacey (Spoken Tribute)
Gabrielle Anwar (Tango Performance from "Scent of a Woman" with Chris O'Donnell)
Sean Penn (Spoken Tribute)

Mavis Staples

Tribute Presenters/Performers:
Bonnie Raitt (Spoken Tribute and Performance of "We Shall Not Be Moved"/"Freedom Highway" with Andra Day)
Elle King (Performs "Respect Yourself"/"I’ll Take You There")
Don Cheadle (Spoken Tribute)
Andra Day (Performs "We Shall Not Be Moved"/"Freedom Highway" with Bonnie Raitt)

Martha Argerich

Tribute Presenters/Performers:
Jeff Goldblum (Spoken Tribute)
Itzhak Perlman (Performs "Beethoven: Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 8, in G, Op. 30, No. 3. Allegro Vivace (Third Movement)" with Yefim Bronfman)
Yefim Bronfman (Performs "Beethoven: Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 8, in G, Op. 30, No. 3. Allegro Vivace (Third Movement)" with Itzhak Perlman)
Placido Domingo (Spoken Tribute)
Yuja Wang (Performs "Piazzola Grand Tango")

John F. Kennedy Tribute Segment:
Jack Schlossberg, Rose Schlossberg and Tatiana Schlossberg Grandchildren of John F. Kennedy (Spoken Tribute)
Cynthia Erivo (Performs "The Impossible Dream" from the Broadway musical "Man of La Mancha")

The Eagles

Tribute Presenters/Performers:
Ringo Starr (Spoken Tribute)
Kings of Leon (Performs "Take It Easy")
Vince Gill (Performs "Peaceful Easy Feeling")
Bob Seger (Performs "Heartache Tonight")
Juanes (Performs "Hotel California" with Steve Vai and Steuart Smith)
Steve Vai (Performs "Hotel California" with Juanes and Steuart Smith)
Steuart Smith (Performs "Hotel California" with Juanes and Steve Vai)
Eagles Tribute Cast (Performs "Life in the Fast Lane")

Produced By:
White Cherry Entertainment

Executive Producers:
Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss

Glenn Weiss

David Boone

Supervising Producer:
Rob Paine

Coordinating Producer:
Sarah Levine Hall

Production Designer:
Steve Bass

Lighting Designer:
Bob Dickinson

Music Director:
Rickey Minor

William Ross

Watch The 39th Annual Kennedy Center Honors on Tuesday, Dec. 27 at 9/8c on CBS and CBS All Access.