The 37th annual broadcast of A Capitol Fourth airs live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at 8 p.m., with an encore broadcast at 9:30 p.m. In addition to its television broadcast, the celebration will be available to stream live on this page, also starting July 4 at 8 p.m., for a limited time.
Acclaimed actor and producer John Stamos (Fuller House, Scream Queens) is set to host the 37th annual edition of A Capitol Fourth. The all-star musical and fireworks extravaganza will kick off the country’s 241st birthday!
Performers will include 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 (Amelie, Hamilton); with the National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of top pops conductor Jack Everly. Also featured will be the Choral Arts Society of Washington; the U.S. Army Band Pershing’s Own; the U.S. Army Herald Trumpets; and the U.S. Army Presidential Salute Battery. Plus, multi-talented actress and singer Sofia Carson (Descendants 2) will open the show with a special performance of the National Anthem.
For more on this year’s A Capitol Fourth, click here.