Kennedy Center Honors spoilers: Tonight’s full list of performers honoring Cher, Reba McEntire, Hamilton, Wayne Shorter, Philip Glass

CBS celebrates the exciting, lengthy careers of four performers tonight on the Kennedy Center Honors. And for the first time ever, an influential and popular Broadway show is also among the tributes. The network airs the 2018 “KCH” ceremony tonight at 8:00 ET/PT honoring Cher, Reba McEntire, Philip Glass, Wayne Shorter and the “Hamilton” team of Lin-Manuel Miranda, Thomas Kail, Andy Blankenbuehler and Alex Lacamoire.

We’ve got the full spoilers list of performers below for the 41st annual event, which is hosted by 2017 honoree Gloria Estefan, and was held in Washington, D.C. earlier this month. The tribute segments are in the order they air on the two-hour program.


Bobby Bones – opening remarks
Kelly Clarkson — “Fancy”
Lady Antebellum — “Is There Life Out There”; ‘The Greatest Man I Never Knew”
Melissa Peterman — remarks
Kristen Chenoweth — “Doin’ What Comes Naturally”
Brooks and Dunn — “Why Haven’t I Heard From You”


Jason Moran — opening remarks
Wayne Shorter Tribute Jazz Band — “Over Shadow Hill Way”; “Joy Ryder”
Herbie Hancock — “Footprints”
Hancock with Esperanza Spaulding — “Endangered Species”; “Elegant People”
Bernie Williams — remarks
Renee Fleming — “Aurora Leigh”


Anthony Ramos — opening remarks
Phillippa Soo, Jasmine Cephas Jones and Renee Elise Goldsberry — “Schuyler Sisters”
Christopher Jackson and Lin-Manuel Miranda — “One Last Time” (with Voices of America Youth Choir)


Paul Simon — opening remarks
Jon Batiste — “Glassworks” opening
Philip Glass Ensemble — “The Grid”
Anjelique Kidjo — remarks
Annie Clark and Jennifer Koh. — “Osamu’s Theme”; “Knee Play 5”
S. Epatha Merkerson — “Knee Play 5”; “Einstein on the Beach”

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Whoopi Goldberg — opening remarks
Little Big Town — “Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves”; “I Found Someone”; “Baby Don’t Go”
Amanda Seyfried — remarks
Adam Lambert — “Believe”
Cyndi Lauper — “If I Could Turn Back Time”
Lambert and Lauper — “I’ve Got You Babe”

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