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A CAPITOL FOURTH—Monday, July 4 at 8PM

This July 4th, America’s national Independence Day celebration kicks off our country’s 240th birthday, as A CAPITOL FOURTH (2016) on PBS welcomes back Emmy Award-winning television personality Tom Bergeron (“Dancing With the Stars”) to host the festivities. Broadcast live on PBS from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, the all-star musical extravaganza puts viewer’s front and center for the greatest display of fireworks anywhere in the nation.

A CAPITOL FOURTH will feature performances by legendary Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Smokey Robinson; platinum selling recording star and Grammy Award-winner Kenny Loggins; multi-platinum selling singer-songwriter Gavin DeGraw; award-winning country vocalist Cassadee Pope; actress and singer Amber Riley (“Glee”), who is set to star in Dreamgirls The Musical in London’s West End; musical prodigy and classical crossover star Jackie Evancho; Tony Award-winning Broadway and television star Sutton Foster (“Younger,” “Gilmore Girls”); and the cast of the smash hit Broadway musical ON YOUR FEET!, the inspiring true story of Gloria and Emilio Estefan; with the National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of top pops conductor Jack Everly. Alisan Porter, the Season 10 winner of “The Voice,” will open the show with a special performance of the National Anthem.

The concert will also feature special segments in celebration of the 75th anniversary of the USO and the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service (more details to come). The 36th annual broadcast of A CAPITOL FOURTH airs 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. The program can also be heard live in stereo over NPR member stations nationwide.

July Highlights

  • The Great British Baking Show
  • The Greeks
  • Lafayette: The Lost Hero
  • The White House: Inside Story
  • A Very British Murder- The Golden Age
  • PBS NewsHour Coverage: The Republican National Convention
  • PBS NewsHour Coverage: The Democratic National Convention

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