Tonight on PBS, a Fourth of July tradition is set to arrive in A Capitol Fourth — and before anyone asks, this is a separate event from the much-publicized spectacle led by President Trump today. This is an apolitical broadcast that is a celebration of the United States … and also a celebration of music.
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When’s it airing? Tonight starting at 8:00 p.m. Eastern time on PBS. The show runs for ninety minutes, so it’s pretty streamlined. You get to enjoy the festivities, possibly before even some local fireworks in your neck of the woods.
Who is hosting? – Think along the lines of Fuller House actor John Stamos, who has hosted the gig before and is back to do so again. He understands the significance of the day, and then also how important it is to keep things light and fun.
Who is going to be performing? – Think along the lines of Vanessa Williams, Yolanda Adams, Lindsey Stirling, The O’Jays, American Idol winner Laine Hardy, Laura Osnes, America’s Got Talent alum Angelica Hale, Maelyn Jarmon of The Voice, Keala Settle, Sesame Street, Gone West feat. Colbie Caillat, Carole King, and Vanessa Carlton. For one reason or another, A Capitol Fourth has a tendency to feature a lot of former singing-show contestants. A part of that may be the emphasis on traditional music at times, and more often than not alum from American Idol and The Voice are able to belt some of that stuff out.
One of the things that is unfortunate is that some of these singers have already been attacked for their participation in the event, thinking that it is somehow related to what’s going on elsewhere in Washington DC. Carole King even has a cartoon up on her Twitter making it clear to her fans!
Anyhow, not everyone may get the message, but the events are on the other side of the National Mall from each other, which runs for a couple of miles. Hopefully, those who choose to enjoy A Capitol Fourth tonight are able to have a good time doing so. You can see a promo for the event, featuring Stamos, below.
What are you planning to watch during the Fourth of July tonight, and is A Capitol Fourth a part of your plans? Be sure to share in the comments, and come back soon for some more news. (Photo: PBS.)