Each year, 'A Capitol Fourth' is capped off with the National Symphony Orchestra's rousing rendition of Tchaikovsky's '1812 Overture' complete with live cannon fire provided by The U.S. Army Presidential Salute Battery and fireworks over the Washington Monument. This audience favorite is now an 'A Capitol Fourth' tradition.
It s countdown time to the live broadcast of America s biggest birthday party on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol. Experience the excitement in the control truck as the show goes live on the air. Witness host Tom Bergeron as he sees the impressive crowd from the stage for the first time. Make sure to tune in on Thursday July 4, 2013 @ 8 pm ET on PBS.
On America's biggest birthday party, A Capitol Fourth, Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers perform a remarkable set of bluegrass tunes, including Steve's original song written just for the show. Me and Paul Revere tells the tale of Revere's ride from the point of view of the horse and the Orange Blossom Special is sure to please!
On the 2012 A Capitol Fourth, singer, songwriter and musician, and winner of the first season of The Voice, Javier Colon, thanked the brave men and women of our armed forces who were wounded in action while defending the freedom we enjoy in the United States of America. Watch his tribute performance to our service members, wounded warriors and veterans, Stand By Me.
The 2013 star-spangled July Fourth celebration will be broadcast live from the U.S. Capitol and features rousing performances by broadway and television singer/dancer/actress Megan Hilty. In 2012 Megan lit up the stage with a patriotic medley that wowed the crowd.
Bonfires and illuminations have been a central part of July Fourth since 1777. There is nothing like a fireworks display to bring out your patriotic spirit! Watch this video as we count down to A Capitol Fourth, July 4, 2013 at 8pm/ET, only on PBS.
The 33rd annual broadcast of A CAPITOL FOURTH on PBS will feature over thirty cast members, including Tony Award nominee Brandon Victor Dixon, Saycon Sengbloh and 2013 Tony Award nominee Valisia LeKae, from Broadway s new smash hit MOTOWN THE MUSICAL.
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