Washington D.C. will commemorate Independence Day with the Capitol Fourth concert for 2017.
The event, traditionally held on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, will kick off America’s birthday with combination of concerts, celebrity appearances, and a fireworks display. Thousands of D.C. residents usually turn up to hold picnics before the festivities, and the show will be broadcast around the world for millions more to enjoy.
John Stamos is tonight’s host, and the musical entertainment will include The Beach Boys, The Blues Brothers, and Trace Adkins. The event will kick off at 8:00 p.m. EST, and the fireworks will launch when the show ends at 9:30 p.m. General admission will begin at 3:00 p.m.
The National Symphony Orchestra will perform during the fireworks display, and they are expected to play Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture,” an old favorite for the audience. The United States Army Presidential Salute Battery will provide cannon fire for the arrangement, and the U.S. Army Herald Trumpets, The U.S. Army Ceremonial Band, The U.S. Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps and the Armed Forces Color Guard are all expected to participate as well.
President Trump tweeted out a message to commemorate Fourth of July earlier today.
Getting ready to celebrate the 4th of July with a big crowd at the White House. Happy 4th to everyone. Our country will grow and prosper!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 4, 2017
Watch above, via PBS.
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