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A Capitol Fourth


2018 Concert Highlights

John Stamos returns to host the 38th annual A Capitol Fourth.

This July 4th, America’s national Independence Day celebration kicks off our country’s 242nd birthday, as A Capitol Fourth welcomes back Emmy Award-nominated actor and producer John Stamos to host the festivities! Broadcast live on PBS from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, this time-honored tradition puts viewers front and center for America’s biggest birthday party and the greatest display of fireworks anywhere in the nation.



“It is a celebration, a night of music and dancing, fun and fireworks. But it is also a day to remember and reflect. To remember those patriots who 241 years ago joined together to announce the birth of a new nation, a nation that for over two centuries has been a beacon of hope and light throughout the world. And it's also a day to reflect upon what it means to be an American.”

- John Stamos

As we come together as one family of Americans to celebrate our freedom and independence, the concert will also feature a special tribute dedicated to our troops, their families and all those who have made the ultimate sacrifice fighting for our freedom.

The 38th annual A Capitol Fourth airs Wednesday, July 4, 2018 at 8/7c 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.