Make New Memories with Stars4TAPS

Please note this program is specifically designed for survivors grieving the death of a military loved one.

Stars4TAPS works with the entertainment industry — including musicians, actors, Broadway and TV shows, films, and productions on tour — to create meaningful opportunities for TAPS families to make new memories with the entertainers who once brought them, and their fallen hero, joy and happiness.

Is there a country concert you had tickets to see when your loved one was supposed to return from deployment, a Tom Hanks movie that brings back memories of your first date or a TV series you used to watch with your sibling? If your loved one had a special story or connection with an entertainer or production, we would love to hear it. Submit your stories and photos through our online form or email


Participating Entertainment


Survivors at Hollywood


TV Shows/Screenings
'68 Whiskey' Premiere Party
Premiere on NBC
Dancing with the Stars
Premiere (USS Intrepid in New York City)
SEAL Team Season 2
Premiere (Los Angeles, California)
The Late Late Show with James Corden
The Price is Right

Set Visits
Big Bang Theory
The Conners
How to Get Away with Murder
Madam Secretary
Modern Family
Pawn Stars

Drew Carey, The Price is Right
Eric Dane, The Last Ship
Viola Davis, How to Get Away with Murder
Chef Robert Irvine
Joe Mantegna
Terry Schappert, Hollywood Weapons
Jon Stewart
The Cast of The Conners
The Cast of Modern Family
The Cast of NCIS
The Cast of Scandal
The Cast of SEAL Team


Movie Screenings/Film Festivals
12 Strong
Big Miracle
Captain Marvel
(Smithsonian, Washington, D.C.)
Last Flag Flying
Middleburg Film Festival (Middleburg, Virginia)
Rebel In the Rye
Thank You for Your Service
They Shall Not Grow Old

Gary Sinise
Jeremy Renner

Studio Tours
Universal Studios (Hollywood, California)
Walt Disney Studios (Hollywood, California)
Warner Brothers Studios (Hollywood, California)


Cirque du Soleil: Volta (Tysons, Virginia)
Criss Angel Show (Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas, Nevada)
Disney on Ice (Long Island, New York & Washington, D.C.)
Tropicana Legends in Concert (Las Vegas, Nevada)


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Bandstand (Jacobs Theatre—New York City)
Come From Away (Schoenfeld Theater—New York City)

Broadway Tours / Regional Productions
A Midsummer Night's Dream (Shakespeare Theatre – Washington, D.C.)
(Orpheum Theater – Omaha, Nebraska)
An American In Paris
(Orpheum Theater—Omaha, Nebraska)
Bandstand National Tour (Multiple Cities)
Born Yesterday (Ford Theatre—Washington, D.C.)
Come From Away (The Ahmason Theater – Los Angeles, California)
White Christmas (Opheum Theater—Omaha , Nebraska)
NSO Pops: West Side Story in Concert (Kennedy Center—Washington, D.C.)
The Phantom of the Opera National Tour
The Secret Garden (Shakespeare Theatre—Washington, D.C.)
Twelfth Night (Shakespeare Theatre—Washington, D.C.)
Potted Potter (Shakespeare Theatre—Washington, D.C.)
Children’s Theatre-In-The-Woods (Wolf Trap Foundation—Vienna, Virginia)

Joe Carroll
Corey Cott
Alex Finke
Trista Moldovan
Laura Osnes
Stephen Tewksbury
The Cast of Aladdin
The Cast of An American In Paris
The Cast of Bandstand
The Cast of Bandstand National Tour
The Cast of Come From Away
The Cast of The Secret Garden
The Cast of White Christmas


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August Greene w/Common (Kennedy Center—Washington, D.C.)
Earth, Wind & Fire (Capital One Arena—Washington, D.C.)
Ed Sheeran (Nationals Ballpark, Washington, D.C.)
Gary Sinise & the Lt. Dan Band (Invincible Spirit Festival—Fort Belvoir, Virginia)
Gloria Gaynor (Library of Congress: Bibliodiscotheque—Washington, D.C.)
Hootie & the Blowfish (PNC Music Pavilion, Charlotte, North Carolina)
Hugh Jackman: The Man. The Music. The Show. (Capital One Arena, Washington, D.C.)
Jason Isbell (Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, Tennessee)
NSO Family Concert: Tribute to Leonard Bernstein with Ben Folds (Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C.)
Roger Waters (Capital One Arena—Washington, D.C.)
Soul2Soul Tour: Tim McGraw & Faith Hill (Pepsi Center—Denver, Colorado)
Taylor Swift (Nationals Ballpark—Washington, D.C.)
The Muppets Take the Bowl (Hollywood Bowk, Hollywood, California)
Train: Play That Song Tour (Fort Idaho Center Amphitheater—Nampa, Idaho)
Tribute to the Fallen, Grunt Style (House of Entertainment & Music—Arlington Heights, Illinois)
United States Army Band
VetsAID Concert (George Mason University—Fairfax, Virginia)
Wolf Trap Summer Concert Series (Wolf Trap Foundation —Vienna, Virginia)
Zac Brown Band (MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheater, Tampa, Florida)

Musicians / Performers
Kix Brooks, Brooks & Dunn
Gloria Gaynor
Lee Greenwood
Pat Monahan, Train
Gary Sinise, Lt. Dan Band
Aaron Watson
Hootie & the Blowfish
The Muppets: Kermit, Pepé the King Prawn, Miss Piggy, Gonzo
Zac Brown Band


If you're involved in the entertainment industry and want to support Stars4TAPS, please contact Diana Hosford at or 202-588-8277 and visit our Event Sponsorship page to learn more.