A Capitol Fourth
This event is NOT taking place at the Kennedy Center
- Wed., Jul. 4, 2012, 8:00 PM
- US Capitol Building - West Lawn
- Approx. 90 minutes
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National Symphony Orchestra
Jack Everly, conductor
Independence Day Concert
Wednesday, July 4, 2012, 8 p.m. (Gates open to the public at 3 p.m.)
West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol
FREE EVENT, no tickets required. There will be a rehearsal on Tuesday, July 3 at 8 p.m.
America's national Independence Day celebration kicks off our country's 236th birthday, as A CAPITOL FOURTH on PBS welcomes a brand new host, Emmy Award-winning television personality Tom Bergeron. The star-spangled celebration features performances by Phillip Phillips, Matthew Broderick, Megan Hilty, Javier Colon, Josh Turner, Kool & The Gang, Kelli O'Hara, and Russell Watson. Eight-time Olympic medalist Apolo Anton Ohno will host a tribute to Team USA, honoring the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic teams, featuring five-time Academy Award-winner John Williams conducting his "Olympic Fanfare."
The event will be aired by PBS (check local listings) and to our service members around the world on the Armed Forces Network, and can also be heard live in stereo over NPR Member stations nationwide.
NOTE: No alcoholic beverages allowed.
The NSO's annual series of Capitol Concerts is made possible by the U.S. Department of the Army and the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, National Capital Region, National Mall and Memorial Parks.