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Garth Brooks, Charlie Puth, Metallica & More Set to Perform as Elton John & Bernie Taupin Receive 2024 Gershwin Prize

Artists from across the musical spectrum will perform in honor of Elton John and Bernie Taupin as they receive the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song on Wednesday, March 20.

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The lineup will include 2020 Gershwin Prize honoree Garth Brooks, plus Brandi Carlile, Annie Lennox, Metallica, 2024 Billboard Women in Music Visionary honoree Maren Morris, Billy Porter, Charlie Puth and Jacob Lusk of Gabriels. None of these artists performed on the platinum 1991 album Two Rooms – Celebrating the Songs of Elton John & Bernie Taupin, which underscores the depth and breadth of the fanbase among artists for the songwriting pair.

Porter will host the invitation-only event, which will include appearances by John and Taupin.

PBS stations nationwide will premiere the concert — Elton John & Bernie Taupin: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song — at 8 p.m. ET on Monday, April 8 (check local listings).

Bestowed in recognition of the peerless songwriting team of George and Ira Gershwin, the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song is the nation’s highest award for influence, impact and achievement in popular music. The honoree is selected by the Librarian of Congress in consultation with a board of scholars, producers, performers, songwriters and music specialists.

Elton John & Bernie Taupin: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song is a co-production of WETA Washington, D.C.; Ken Ehrlich Productions, Inc.; and the Library of Congress. Ehrlich served as producer or executive producer of the Grammy Awards for 40 years.

The show will be available via broadcast and streaming on PBS.org and the PBS App. It will also be available to U.S. Department of Defense locations around the world via the American Forces Network.

Taupin will also appear at the Library of Congress on Thursday, March 21, at 7 p.m. ET as part of the “Live! at the Library” series in conversation with Carla Hayden, the Librarian of Congress. The event is open to the public. Register for tickets here.

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