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A Capitol Fourth (2020)

Saturday, July 4 at 8 p.m., repeats at 9:30 p.m. — enjoy new performances from iconic locations across the country.

A Capitol Fourth (2020)

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This year’s show is co-hosted by two-time Emmy Award-nominated actor and producer John Stamos and multi-platinum recording artist and star of television, film and the Broadway stage Vanessa Williams.  The nation’s 244th birthday celebration will feature new performances from iconic locations across the country, including Washington, D.C, New York, Nashville, Los Angeles and Philadelphia, as well as highlights from the concert’s forty-year history and the stirring patriotic favorites viewers enjoy on the Fourth of July.  

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the traditional live A CAPITOL FOURTH  will not be held  on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol; instead, to ensure the health and safety of all involved, this year’s concert performances were pre-taped without a live audience, as was the case with the recent broadcast of the NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT.

This special 90-minute presentation of A CAPITOL FOURTH will also feature a tribute to our nation’s workers on the front lines in the fight against the pandemic, a segment honoring the contributions of African American heroes from our nation’s past and present, and a salute to our wounded warriors and their families. The fireworks display over our nation’s iconic skyline will be covered live during the broadcast captured by multiple cameras stationed around the city.

Watch a Preview of A Capitol Fourth (2020)