A Capitol Fourth (2019)
- Written by Belinda Elliott
- Category: Arts & Entertainment
- Published: 26 June 2019
Wednesday, July 4, 2019, 8:00 - 9:30 p.m. (replays 10:00-11:30 p.m.)
Celebrate American history and culture in a vibrant explosion of sound and color with A Capitol Fourth, a Fourth of July party like no other.
John Stamos returns to host the patriotic extravaganza, featuring in concert performances by legendary artists Carole King, Keala Settle, Vanessa Williams, Yolanda Adams and more. The concert will also feature a special treat for the entire family, with Big Bird, Abby Cadabby, Rosita, Elmo, Grover, Bert & Ernie from Sesame Street on hand to celebrate America’s birthday. The Sesame Street Muppets will perform a musical medley of patriotic favorites and iconic songs from the groundbreaking children’s television series, currently celebrating a landmark 50 years of learning and fun.
The concert will also pay tribute to our men and women in uniform with a special performance by the MusiCorps Wounded Warrior Band and John Stamos. MusiCorps is a conservatory-level music rehabilitation program, formed in response to the needs of service members injured in Iraq and Afghanistan. Since 2007, the program has become a pioneer in the field of adaptive music and has helped countless wounded warriors in their recovery. This inspiring moment will be dedicated to our troops serving around the world, their families, and all those who have made the ultimate sacrifice, fighting for our freedom.
The top-rated, award-winning program will be capped off with fireworks over our nation’s iconic skyline and a rousing rendition of Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture” complete with live cannon fire provided by the United States Army Presidential Salute Battery, an audience favorite and A Capitol Fourth tradition.