A Capitol Fourth

2016 A Capitol Fourth Performers

Tom Bergeron

Two-time Emmy Award-winning host, Tom Bergeron always guarantees his audience a fun and memorable evening with his wit and humor. Currently, he can be seen as the host of ABC’s longtime hit Dancing with the Stars. Bergeron began his... READ MORE

Smokey Robinson

William "Smokey" Robinson, Jr. is an American singer-songwriter, producer and co-founder of Motown Records. Robinson was the lead singer of the R&B group the Miracles. Robinson was dubbed "Smokey Joe" as a child and later simply became... READ MORE

Kenny Loggins

Kenny Loggins' four-decade-plus career has brought him from the top of the charts to the toast of the Grammys. His gift for crafting deeply emotional music is unparalleled, and it's been a part of his life as long as he can remember. When Loggins was 7... READ MORE

Alisan Porter

Alisan Porter is an American born singer-songwriter and actress. She is best known for her role as “Curly Sue” in the 1991 John Hughes film, and most recently was crowned the Season 10 winner of NBC’s The Voice. Alisan has appeared on... READ MORE

General L. Colin Powell, USA (Ret.)

For over 50 years, General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.) has devoted his life to public service. Having held senior military and diplomatic positions across four presidential administrations, Powell’s deep commitment to democratic values and freedom has been felt throughout the world. From 1987-1989 Powell served as President Ronald... READ MORE

Cassadee Pope

With soaring vocals and impressive accolades, Cassadee Pope is off to a glowing start with her Summer EP (Big Machine Label Group) already in the top five on the iTunes Top Country Albums chart as she debuts new music for eager fans. This dynamic... READ MORE

Gavin DeGraw

Gavin DeGraw is a multi-platinum selling singer, performer and songwriter. He first broke through with the 2003 release of his debut album, Chariot, which sold over 1 million copies, earned platinum certification and yielded three hit singles: “I Don’t... READ MORE

Amber Riley

Actress and singer Amber Riley is best known for her role as Mercedes Jones in the Golden Globe Award-winning musical comedy Glee. This December, she will make her West End debut in the revival production of Dreamgirls in the iconic role of Effie... READ MORE

Jackie Evancho

It was Jackie Evancho’s love of the film adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Weber’s “The Phantom of the Opera” that stirred her passion for singing and posting videos to YouTube. Not long after gaining notoriety for those videos, Jackie earned the... READ MORE

Sutton Foster

Sutton Foster currently stars as the lead of Darren Star’s hit TV Land series Younger, alongside Hillary Duff, Debi Mazar and Miriam Shor. Additionally, she will soon star in the title role of The New Group’s production of Sweet Charity for its 2016-2017... READ MORE

Christopher Jackson

Christopher Jackson is an actor and Emmy and Grammy Award-winning songwriter/composer, currently performing as George Washington in the award-winning musical, Hamilton, which opened on Broadway in August 2015 and received... READ MORE

Yolanda Adams

Ask Yolanda Adams what she loves about her music and ministry. The answer is as warm, embracing, and reflective as her songs. “The music brings joy. I truly believe that my songs bring the answers and the solutions, as opposed to just talking about... READ MORE


Gloria Estefan has sold over 100 million records and sold out stadiums around the world – together, Emilio & Gloria Estefan have won 26 Grammy Awards – but their music is only half the story. From the heart of Havana to the streets of Miami came... READ MORE

Scott Hamilton

Scott Hamilton is the living example that “Good guys CAN finish first!!” He is an Olympic Champion, cancer survivor, television broadcaster, motivational speaker, author, husband, father and eternal optimist. After winning Olympic gold in... READ MORE

Jack Everly

Jack Everly is the Principal Pops Conductor of the Indianapolis and Baltimore Symphony Orchestras, Naples Philharmonic Orchestra and the National Arts Centre Orchestra (Ottawa). He has conducted the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the... READ MORE

National Symphony Orchestra

The National Symphony Orchestra of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, led by Music Director Christoph Eschenbach, is recognized not only nationally but internationally as well, and is considered one of the world's finest ensembles... READ MORE

Choral Arts Society of Washington

The Choral Arts Society of Washington (Choral Arts) is a prestigious organization with a rich history of performing locally, nationally and internationally, and over its 51-year history it has become an integral part of the Washington, D.C. community. Today,... READ MORE

Patrick Lundy & The Ministers of Music

This dynamic community choir officially debuted in November 1994 and consists of some of the most outstanding vocalists in the Washington Metropolitan Area, many of whom are ministers of music, choir directors, music educators, soloists and... READ MORE

The U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own"

The United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own” has been the premier musical organization of the U.S. Army since 1922 when Army Chief of Staff General John J. “Black Jack” Pershing directed that it be formed to emulate the premier European... READ MORE

The U.S. Army Herald Trumpets

The U.S. Army Herald Trumpets are the official fanfare ensemble for the President of the United States. Founded in 1959 and patterned after traditional British fanfare trumpet ensembles, the U.S. Army Herald Trumpets were formed to add splendor... READ MORE

The U.S. Army Presidential Salute Battery

The 3rd U.S. Infantry Salute Guns Platoon is responsible for rendering honors to visiting foreign dignitaries and heads of state at the White House, the Pentagon and elsewhere in the Washington D.C., area. The platoon also fires the final salutes... READ MORE

Military District of Washington

The Military District of Washington works with Capital Concerts in coordinating the Department of Defense participation of the premier service bands and service honor guards.