A Capitol Fourth, a Fourth Of July celebration coming up in Washington at the U.S. Capitol. Photo credit: Capital Concert.
Dancing With The Stars host Tom Bergeron is set to host A Capitol Fourth, a Fourth of July celebration in Washington.
The celebration, which will be televised on PBS, will feature an all-star cast in a “patriotic evening” of musical performances and fireworks.
Musical performers at the event will include:
- American Idol winner Phillip Phillips;
- Matthew Broderick and Kelli O’Hara singing hits from the Broadway musical Nice Work If You Can Get It;
- Megan Hilty, star of Smash;
- Javier Colon, winner of The Voice;
- Country music star Josh Turner;
- R&B group Kool & The Gang;
- Tenor Russell Watson and
- The National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of conductor Jack Everly.
In addition, Olympic medalist Apolo Anton Ohno and composer John Williams will lead a patriotic send off to Team USA who will be heading to the London 2012 Olympic Games.
There will also be a musical tribute to Gene Kelly, in celebration of his 100th birthday, with the Hollywood classics Singin’ In The Rain and An American In Paris by the National Symphony Orchestra.
A Capitol Fourth will broadcast live on PBS from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, on Wednesday, July 4, 2012 from 8:00 to 9:30 p.m. ET
Find out more about A Capitol Fourth at PBS.