Video Games Live will perform at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for two performances by the National Symphony Orchestra. The concerts take place Friday and Saturday, June 29 and 30, at 8 p.m. in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall designated a National Monument in 1971. This groundbreaking event will mark the first time a video game concert has been performed in Washington D.C.

Video Games Live is an immersive concert event currently sweeping the world and featuring music from the biggest video games of all time performed along with exclusive video footage and music arrangements, synchronized lighting, solo performers, electronic percussion, live action and unique interactive segments.

\"What an incredible honor for us and the entire video game industry to be playing at such a historical landmark with such a prestigious symphony,\" said video game composer and Video Games Live co-creator Jack Wall. Fellow co-creator and game composer Tommy Tallarico added \"We\'ve already started inviting as many local politicians and their families as possible. It\'s important for us to show everyone how incredibly creative, artistic and significant video games and the culture surrounding them have become.\"

To commemorate this historical moment in video game history, Microsoft, ManiaTV and DreamAuthentics is sponsoring the XBOX "Video Games Live" Sweepstakes* which will send a lucky winner and guest to Washington D.C. to see the show with special VIP access. Winner will also be awarded a new video camera, video game prize pack and a showing of their entire trip experience on ManiaTV’s Arcade segment.

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The pre-show festival taking place in the Grand Foyer will consist of the ever popular costume contest, free game demo handouts, prize give-a-ways, game competitions and DreamAuthentics arcade cabinets - "Official Game Cabinet of Video Games Live". Afterwards, patrons will have the rare opportunity to Meet and Greet famous game industry composers, designers, artists and producers including gaming legend Sid Meier (only appearing on Saturday, June 30th). Sid Meier is best known for his Civilization® franchise which will be performed on both evenings. Additional Meet and Greet participants will be announced closer to the event.


Friday and Saturday, June 29 and 30, at 8 p.m.

Kennedy Center Concert Hall



JACK WALL, conductor


Tickets are on sale now. Prices range from $25 to $45, and can be ordered online at, by telephone at 202-467-4600, or by visiting the Kennedy Center Box Office. TTY (202) 416-8524. Groups call 202-416-8400. Order online: Click Here