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The Beach Boys, The Temptations and Pentatonix set to perform on 'A Capitol Fourth' Special on PBS on July 4

A Capitol Fourth special will air on July 4
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A Capitol Fourth will air on Wednesday, July 4 on PBS. The 38th annual broadcast will air from 8:00 to 9:30 p.m. ET before a concert audience of hundreds of thousands, millions more at home, as well as to our troops serving around the world on the American Forces Network.  The program can also be heard live in stereo over NPR member stations nationwide. 

Guests will include:Jimmy Buffett with the Broadway cast of the new musical "Escape to Margaritaville", making their first stop after Broadway at the U.S. Capitol before launching a national tour; music legends The Beach Boys; legendary Motown stars The Temptations; Pentatonix, Luke Combs, Lauren Alaina, CeCe Winans, Joshua Bell with the National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of top pops conductor Jack Everly (additional performers to be announced).

This July 4th, America’s national Independence Day celebration kicks off our country’s 242nd birthday, as A Capitol Fourth on PBS welcomes back Emmy Award-nominated actor and producer John Stamos to host the festivities. The concert will pay special tribute to our men and women in uniform by four-time Grammy Award-winning soprano superstar Renée Fleming, who will perform “You’ll Never Walk Alone” to honor them.  

The concert will also feature a special tribute to The Beach Boys who will be honored for their extraordinary musical career as the fifth-ever recipients of A Capitol Fourth's National Artistic Achievement Award.  Past honorees include Gloria Estefan, Stevie Wonder, Reba McEntire and John Williams. Stamos, a longtime Beach Boys friend and frequent collaborator will present the prestigious award to the group.

The concert will also be live-streamed on PBS, You Tube, Facebook and www.pbs.org/a-capitol-fourth and available as Video on Demand for a limited time only, July 4 to July 18, 2018.

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