Make New Memories with Stars4TAPS

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


Movie Screenings/Film Festivals
12 Strong
Big Miracle
Last Flag Flying
Middleburg Film Festival (Middleburg, Virginia)
Rebel In the Rye
Thank You for Your Service

Gary Sinise
Jeremy Renner

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


TV Shows/Screenings
Brave Premiere on NBC
Dancing with the Stars
SEAL Team Premiere (USS Intrepid in New York City)
The Late Late Show with James Corden

Set Visits
How to Get Away with Murder
Madam Secretary

Chef Robert Irvine
Eric Dane, The Last Ship
Joe Montegna, Criminal Minds
Jon Stewart
The Cast of Scandal
Viola Davis, How to Get Away with Murder


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

Broadway Tours / Regional Productions
An American In Paris (Orpheum Theater—Omaha, Nebraska)
White Christmas (Opheum Theater—Omaha , Nebraska)
NSO Pops: West Side Story in Concert (Kennedy Center—Washington, D.C.)
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
Laura Osnes
The Cast of An American In Paris
The Cast of Bandstand
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.)
Celtic Woman (Kansas City Music Hall—Kansas City, Missouri)
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.)
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 Bowl—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)

Musicians / Performers
Gloria Gaynor
Pat Mohahan, Train
Gary Sinise, Lt. Dan Band
The Muppets: Kermit, Pepé the King Prawn, Miss Piggy, Gonzo


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.