The singing group Pentatonix shared a very special performance during the 43rd Kennedy Center Honors. The performance of “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” honored 95-year-old icon Dick Van Dyke. He was one of the honorees this year.
In addition to Dick, Garth Brooks, Joan Baez, Debbie Allen, and Midori were also honored this year. Aaron Tveit joined Pentatonix for their incredible performance outside of the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. They sang next to a vintage car and wore clothing very reminiscent of the film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
Pentatonix and Aaron Tveit honored Dick Van Dyke with a fun rendition of “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang”
— Pentatonix (@PTXofficial) June 7, 2021
Other tribute performances were from Sturgill Simpson, Rhiannon Giddens, Emmylou Harris, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Kelly Clarkson, James Taylor, Gladys Knight, Jimmie Allen, Derek Hough, Laura Osnes, Yo-Yo Ma, Gil Shaham, Adele Anthony, Hilary Hahn, Randall Goosby and Midori’s Orchestra Residencies Program.
The performers and honorees weren’t the only stars in attendance. The presenters included Jackson Browne, Phoebe Bridgers, Tom Morello, Bradley Cooper, Jason Aldean, John Travolta, Wayne Gretzky, Julie Andrews, Bryan Cranston, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Chita Rivera, Steve Martin, Gustavo Dudamel, John Lithgow, and Bette Midler.
The Kennedy Center Honors aired on June 6th on CBS and Paramount+ but you can watch it on-demand now. Watch several clips of the show below: