A Capitol Fourth 2015: 35th Anniversary

Celebrating 35 spectacular years on the air, 2015’s A Capitol Fourth will kick off the country’s 239th birthday with an all-star musical extravaganza that puts viewers front and center for the greatest display of fireworks anywhere in the nation.

America’s favorite Independence Day celebration is broadcast live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, before a concert audience of hundreds of thousands, millions more at home and our troops watching around the world on the American Forces Network.

This year, a parade of superstars — Barry Manilow, Nicole Scherzinger, Hunter Hayes, Meghan Linsey, KC and the Sunshine Band, The Alabama Band, Lang Lang, Ronan Tynan, Robert Davi, Bradley Whitford, Jack Everly, The U.S. Army Herald Trumpets, the U.S. Army Band “Perishing’s Own,” The U.S. Army Presidential Salute Battery, the Choral Arts Society of Washington and the Military District of Washington — will offer the best in American entertainment and help set the tone for a spectacular American birthday party.

A Capitol Fourth premieres on KLRU at 7 pm on July 4, with repeat airings at 8:30 pm, 11 pm, and 3 am on July 5. For more information, check out the show’s official website here!

A Capitol Fourth Celebration!

America’s biggest and brightest birthday party, A Capitol Fourth, features unrivaled musical performances by some of the country’s best known and award-winning musicians. Jimmy Smith hosts with performances by Steve Martin, Josh Groban, Matthew Morrison, Jordin Sparks, Little Richard with the Broadway Cast of Million Dollar Quartet, Kelli O’Hara and the National Symphony Orchestra.

The celebration is broadcast live from the West Lawn of the United States Capitol before an audience of hundreds of thousands of people with millions more at home, and around the world to our troops on the American Forces Network.

Bringing viewers the most spectacular fireworks display anywhere in the nation, the annual broadcast of A Capitol Fourth captures the pyrotechnics from every vantage point with 20 television cameras stationed around the city — including the U.S. Capitol, the White House, the Washington Monument and across the Potomac River. In tribute to America’s birthday, the show is capped off with Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture,” complete with live cannon fire provided by the United States Army Presidential Salute Battery.

A Capitol Fourth airs on Independence Day – July 4 – at 1 p.m.