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The 36th annual Hispanic Heritage Awards to take place at the Kennedy Center on September 7th

Hispanic Heritage Foundation

Stay tuned. More details to be announced.

WASHINGTON, DC – The Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) announced today that the 36th ANNUAL HISPANIC HERITAGE AWARDS, will be held at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Eisenhower Theater on Thursday, September 7. Stay tuned for announcements of the honorees, hosts, and performances.

The historic Hispanic Heritage Awards, which were created by the White House to commemorate the establishment of Hispanic Heritage Month in America, is among the highest honors by Latinos for Latinos and supported by 40 national Hispanic-serving institutions. Watch the playlist for last year’s awards HERE & Check out HHF past honorees.

“The Hispanic Heritage Foundation is thrilled to be back home at the Kennedy Center and come together to celebrate the Latino community’s accomplishments, cultural pride and our great promise,” said Antonio Tijerino, HHF President and CEO. “We will be honoring our presence in this great country – past, present, and future – through dynamic performances, inspirational stories, and solidarity which we will need to continue to move our community and country forward.”

“We are thrilled to welcome the Hispanic Heritage Awards back to the Kennedy Center. Nothing makes me happier than seeing the stages of the national cultural center come alive through the cultural diversity of America, highlighting the unique ways we all contribute to our national story, said Deborah F. Rutter, president of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. “Congratulations to the 2023 Hispanic Heritage Awardees and we look forward to celebrating you at the Center.”

About the Hispanic Heritage Foundation

The Hispanic Heritage Awards serve as a launch of HHF’s year-round mission focused on education, workforce, and social justice and impact through the lens of leadership and culture.  HHF is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. For more information, visit and follow the Hispanic Heritage Foundation on InstagramFacebookTwitter, and TikTok.

About The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is America’s living memorial to President Kennedy. Under the guidance of Chairman David M. Rubenstein, and President Deborah F. Rutter, the nine theaters and stages of the nation’s busiest performing arts facility attract more than three million visitors to more than 2,000 performances each year, while center-related touring productions, television, and radio broadcasts reach 40 million more around the world.

The Center produces and presents performances of music, dance, comedy, hip hop, and theater; supports artists in the creation of new work; and serves the nation as a leader in arts education. With its artistic affiliates, the National Symphony Orchestra and Washington National Opera, the Center has produced more than 300 theatrical productions, and dozens of new ballets, operas, and musical works, in addition to hosting numerous international cultural festivals. The Center’s Emmy® and Peabody Award–winning The Kennedy Center Honors is broadcast annually on CBS and annual The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor is broadcast on PBS.

The education programs of the Kennedy Center, including those of its affiliate VSA, the international organization on arts and disability, have become models for communities across the country and have unlocked the door to learning for millions of young people. Education at the Kennedy Center produces and presents age appropriate performances and educational events, and fosters innovative programming, curriculum, and professional development for students, teachers, and families.

The Center and its affiliates stage more than 400 free performances by artists from throughout the world each year on the Center’s main stages, and weekly on its Millennium Stages, which are also streamed live, online. The Center also offers reduced and complimentary tickets to young people, active members of the military, and the underserved through its MyTix program and offers a Specially Priced Tickets program for students, seniors, persons with disabilities, and others with fixed low incomes. To learn more about the Kennedy Center, please visit

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This event is an external rental presented in coordination with the Kennedy Center Campus Rentals Office and is not produced by the Kennedy Center.

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