A Capitol Fourth

A Capitol Fourth

Wed, 07/04/2018 - 8:00pm - 11:00pm

Picture: Fireworks over the capitol

Credit: Courtesy of John Baggaley

This July 4th, America’s national Independence Day celebration kicks off our country’s 242nd birthday, as A Capitol Fourth welcomes back Emmy Award-nominated actor and producer John Stamos (Fuller House, Scream Queens) to host the festivities.

Broadcast live on PBS from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, this time-honored 38-year-tradition puts viewers front and center for America’s biggest birthday party with the greatest display of fireworks anywhere in the nation lighting up the iconic DC skyline. The country’s longest-running live national July 4 TV tradition will feature all-star musical performances by multi-platinum-selling music legend Jimmy Buffett with the Broadway cast of the new musical Escape to Margaritaville, making their first stop after Broadway at the U.S. Capitol before launching a national tour; “America’s Band,” the iconic multi-platinum-selling music legends The Beach Boys; three-time Grammy Award-winning and multi-platinum-selling artist Pentatonix; legendary Motown stars The Temptations; acclaimed multi-platinum country music singer-songwriter and winner of the iHeartRadio Music Award for Best New Country Artist Luke Combs; country music star and “American Idol” alum Lauren Alaina; 12-time Grammy Award-winner and gospel legend CeCe Winans; and internationally acclaimed Grammy Award-winning violinist Joshua Bell; with the National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of top pops conductor Jack Everly (additional performers to be announced). A Capitol Fourth airs Wednesday, July 4, 2018 at 8 p.m. and re-airs at 9:30 p.m. on WXXI-TV. 

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