How To Watch The 2021 Kennedy Center Honors On CBS

Don't miss the 44th annual Kennedy Center Honors on Wednesday, Dec. 22 9/8c.
Posted on Dec 17, 2021 | 11:00am
The 44th Annual Kennedy Center Honors are right around the corner—airing on Wednesday, Dec. 22 at 9/8c on the CBS Television Network. and available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+.

Learn all the important details about how to watch this moving special, and experience the excitement of the star-studded gala. This is a party that you don't want to miss!

The Kennedy Center Honors and The Festivities

The Kennedy Center Honors is an annual honor bestowed upon performing artists recognizing their outstanding contributions to the American Culture. The weekend-long ceremony is comprised of the Chairman's Luncheon, State Department dinner, White House reception, and culminating in a star-studded gala including powerful performances and moving tributes celebrating the honorees in the Kennedy Center Opera House in Washington, D.C.

For more on the Kennedy Center Honors, visit their website.

Sample Past Performances

WATCH Aretha Franklin slay Singer/Songwriter Carol King's Natural Woman.

The Honorees

This year's class of phenomenal artists added to The Kennedy Center Honors' rich history includes operatic bass-baritone Justino Díaz; Motown founder, songwriter, producer, and director Berry Gordy; “Saturday Night Live” creator Lorne Michaels; legendary stage and screen icon Bette Midler; and singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell.

The Kennedy Center Honors celebrates luminaries whose art and creativity have enriched us beyond measure,” stated Kennedy Center Chairman David M. Rubenstein

READ: Get To Know The 2021 Kennedy Center Honorees

Welcome Hosted By David Letterman

The 44th Kennedy Center Honors will be opened by national treasureEmmy® Award-winning television host, comedian, writer,  producer, and 2012 Kennedy Center honoree, David Letterman.

How To Watch The 44th Kennedy Center Honors

In addition to watching on your local CBS station, you can stream the Kennedy Center Honors with Paramount + at the same time as the televised broadcast—or on-demand for the next 30 days!

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Watch The 44th Annual Kennedy Center Honors on Wednesday, Dec. 22 at 9/8c the CBS Television Network. and available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+.