Make sure to tune in tonight, July 4 at 8/7c on PBS for a special presentation of A Capitol Fourth hosted by Vanessa Williams!
The acclaimed extravaganza features coverage from 20 cameras positioned around Washington, D.C., ensuring viewers are front and center for the greatest display of fireworks in the nation.
Featured performances include Jimmy Buffett, Gladys Knight, Alan Jackson, Cynthia Erivo, Pentatonix, Renee Fleming, Train, Jennifer Nettles, Mickey Guyton, Jimmie Allen, Auli’i Cravalho, Laura Osnes, Ali Stroker, and Maestro Jack Everly conducting the NSO.
This will mark 41 years of the PBS celebration of Independence Day. A Capitol Fourth is broadcast to millions of viewers on PBS and streaming platforms as well as to our troops watching around the world on the American Forces Network.
In the four decades since the humble beginning of A Capitol Fourth, a parade of superstars — including Frankie Valli, Patti LaBelle, John Williams, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Reba McEntire, Carole King, Neil Diamond, Dolly Parton, Steve Martin, Josh Groban, Gloria Estefan, Huey Lewis and the News, Little Richard, Tony Bennett, Faith Hill, Ray Charles, the Bee Gees, Kenny G, Aaron Neville, Kenny Rogers and the Muppets from Sesame Street — has offered the best in American entertainment and helped set the tone for a spectacular American birthday party.
There aren’t many TV events I can honestly say I call “must see TV.” But for years I’ve celebrated this TV presentation of diversity, inclusion, class, and a healthy helping of patriotism. Tune in to your local PBS station tonight for the terrific performances and amazing fireworks.