PBS to Honor Military Families (and YOU’RE Invited!)

What Do Parrotheads, Pentatonix and PBS All Have In Common??

They’ll all be celebrating America’s 242nd Birthday at the 38th Annual broadcast of A Capitol Fourth concert LIVE from the West Lawn of the Capitol in Washington D.C…and YOU’RE INVITED!

John Stamos is back again this year to host the country’s longest-running July 4 TV tradition that culminates in a display of fireworks that light up D.C.’s iconic skyline. But you don’t have to take our word for it! Check out this short clip from a previous firework display!

The star-studded line-up include musical performances from: Jimmy Buffett and the Broadway cask of Escape to Margaritaville, The Beach Boys, Pentatonix, The Temptations, Luke Combs, CeCe Winans, and many more!

The all-star cast will also be honoring American military families across the globe with a special tribute. Soprano superstar, Renee’ Fleming, will be performing You’ll Never Walk Alone.

(spoiler alert: keep an eye out for your fellow military families in the D.C. area…you might get to see them on-screen!)

With a sweltering heat wave hitting a large part of the nation, why not beat the heat by hosting A Capitol Fourth viewing party? The folks over at PBS have everything you need from recipes to games (and even a really cool Trivia Challenge)! They even have a Pre-Show Playlist on Spotify just for you, and would love to see your crew celebrating our country’s independence! Whether you’re grilling out with friends or on a cross-country PCS trek, just post your July 4th photo-ops on social media using the hashtag: #July4thPBS

A Capitol Fourth is set to air LIVE Wednesday, July 4 from 8:00 to 9:30 p.m. EST. Hundreds of thousands will attend in person and millions will be watching from the comfort of their AC! Even our troops overseas and our fellow military families living OCONUS will be able to watch thanks to American Forces Network.

Check out the details below and join this all-star cast as they come together with millions of Americans to celebrate the freedom and independence our service members work so hard to preserve. Happy 4th of July everyone!

A Capitol Fourth Concert

When: Wednesday, July 4, 2018 beginning at 8:00 p.m. EST

How to Watch: You can view the concert on PBS (check your local listing), or watch the live stream on the PBS YouTube channel, the PBS Facebook page or the PBS Website. The concert will also be available on Video on Demand from July 4-18, 2018.

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