A Capitol Fourth

Saturdays, 8:00 PM ET on PBS

90 minutes

A CAPITOL FOURTH will kick off the country’s birthday with a musical extravaganza like no other, topped off by the most dazzling display of fireworks anywhere in the nation! The multi-award winning event will air live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, before a concert audience of hundreds of thousands, millions more at home, as well as to our troops serving around the world on the American Forces Network and on NPR member stations nationwide.

Saturdays, 8:00 PM ET on PBS

90 minutes

A CAPITOL FOURTH will kick off the country’s birthday with a musical extravaganza like no other, topped off by the most dazzling display of fireworks anywhere in the nation! The multi-award winning event will air live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, before a concert audience of hundreds of thousands, millions more at home, as well as to our troops serving around the world on the American Forces Network and on NPR member stations nationwide.

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Watch A Capitol Fourth Season 2015 Episode 1 - A Capitol Fourth 2015

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Broadcast live on PBS from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol.
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Watch A Capitol Fourth Season 2013 Episode 1 - A Capitol Fourth 2013

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America's favorite Independence Day celebration will feature unrivaled performances from some of the country's best-known musical artists, topped off by the greatest display of fireworks anywhere in the nation. Twenty television cameras will be stationed around Washington, D.C. to capture the sights and sounds of the concert, making at-home viewers feel like they are front and center for the show. This year they welcome back host Tom Bergeron, and stars music legend Barry Manilow. Back by popular demand, Manilow will lead an all-star cast, including Candice Glover, Scotty McCeery, Darren Criss, Jackie Evancho, Megan Hilty, John Williams conducting music from the movie “Lincoln,” with the National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of top pops conductor Jack Everly. In celebration of America’s 237th birthday, the show will be capped off with a rousing rendition of Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture” complete with live cannon fire provided by The United States Army Presidential Salute Battery. Also participating in the event will be The Choral Arts Society of Washington, along with The U.S. Army Herald Trumpets, The U.S. Army Ceremonial Band, Members of the Armed Forces carrying the State and Territorial flags and the Armed Forces Color Guard provided by the Military District of Washington, D.C.
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