John Stamos hosts America’s Independence Day celebration ‘A Capitol Fourth’

America’s Independence Day celebration kicks off our country’s 242nd birthday with an all-star musical extravaganza live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol for the 38th annual broadcast of “A Capitol Fourth” on Arizona PBS Wednesday, July 4, 2018, at 7 p.m. and again at 8:30 p.m.

“A Capitol Fourth” welcomes back Emmy Award-nominated actor and producer John Stamos as your host. Enjoy all-star musical performances by Jimmy Buffett with the Broadway cast of Escape to Margaritaville, The Beach Boys and The Temptations.

The concert will also feature a special tribute to The Beach Boys, who will be honored as the fifth-ever recipients of “A Capitol Fourth”‘s National Artistic Achievement Award. Past honorees are Gloria Estefan, Stevie Wonder, Reba McEntire and John Williams.

The concert will pay special tribute to our men and women in uniform by soprano superstar Renée Fleming, who will perform “You’ll Never Walk Alone.” The inspiring moment will be dedicated to our troops serving around the world, their families and all those who have made the ultimate sacrifice: fighting for our freedom.

Additional performances include Pentatonix, Luke Combs, Lauren Alaina, CeCe Winans, Joshua Bell and the National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of conductor Jack Everly.

The country’s longest-running live national July 4 TV tradition features 20 cameras positioned around the city, viewers are front and center for the greatest display of fireworks anywhere in the nation. This time-honored tradition puts you 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 program can also be heard live in stereo over NPR member stations nationwide. The concert will also be live-streamed on PBS, You Tube, Facebook and www.pbs.org/a-capitol-fourth and available as Video on Demand for a limited time only, July 4 to July 18, 2018.

You can watch the full broadcast here.

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