PBS provides the best in live concerts and events on television, including the 35th live celebration of “A Capitol Fourth” this Independence Day. “A Capitol Fourth” is an annual patriotic musical and fireworks display on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol Mall. The event is provided live on PBS for the nation and Americans worldwide, including deployed military personnel, starting this Saturday at 8:00 pm EST. This year’s concert and fireworks display will celebrate America’s 239th birthday.
“A Capitol Fourth” and other PBS national live concerts in honor of American military and history are incredibly significant. They bring the nation together, heal personal and national wounds and losses, and cultivate a patriotic loyalty to the United States of America, the country for which many courageous Americans have given the ultimate sacrifice.
Performers for this year’s 4th of July event include Barry Manilow, Alabama, Nicole Scherzinger, KC and The Sunshine Band, the National Symphony Orchestra, the Choral Arts Society of Washington, The U.S. Army Herald Trumpets, and many more.
To celebrate Independence Day, PBS also offers online Stories of Service that include videos and films, educational materials, and resources for veterans.
Throughout the year, PBS offers other live concerts and events from The Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., The National Mall in Washington D.C., and the Lincoln Center in New York City.
Written by Diane Howard, Ph.D. (Performance Studies), dianehoward.com