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A Capitol Fourth | 2017 | LIVE from the West Lawn

Fireworks at the State Capitol
Courtesy of Capital Concerts
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PBS
With extended coverage of the most dazzling display of fireworks in the country, the skyline of the nation's capital will come alive with vibrant and booming pyrotechnics, set against silhouettes of national landmarks: the U.S. Capitol, the Washington Mon

Tue. July 4 at 8pm and again at 9:30pm on WKAR-HD 23.1  | A CAPITOL FOURTH kicks off our country’s 241st birthday with an all-star musical extravaganza broadcast live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol!

The night includes special performances by soul men Dan Aykroyd and Jim Belushi of The Blues Brothers; iconic multi-platinum selling music legends The Beach Boys, with special guests John Stamos (drums) and Sugar Ray’s Mark McGrath (vocals); legendary Motown stars The Four Tops; “The Voice” Season 12 winner Chris Blue; and Tony-nominated Broadway star Phillipa Soo (Amélie, and much more!

The concert will also be live-streamed online on Facebook Live and pbs.org/a-capitol-fourth.

About Capital Concerts
Capital Concerts is the production force behind two of television’s longest-running and highest-rated live programs commemorating America’s most important holidays. THE NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT, the nation’s tribute to our men and women in uniform, and A CAPITOL FOURTH, our country’s biggest birthday party, have become American traditions that have consistently ranked among the highest rated programs on PBS over the past decade. The holiday specials have been honored with over 80 awards including the New York Film Festival Award, the Telly Award, the Golden Cine Award, the Videographer Award, the National Education Association Award, the Aurora Award, the Christopher Award, the Communicator’s Award, the AXIEM Award, the Omni Award and the Writer’s Guild of America Award.

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