Watch ‘A Capitol Fourth’ Fireworks And Performers Live Stream Online [Video]

You can watch A Capitol Fourth live stream online with fireworks and notable Fourth of July performances in the video player above. PBS streams the annual event live from the U.S. Capitol West Lawn in Washington, D.C. at 8 p.m. ET and 7 p.m. CT. Tom Bergeron hosts the event that has grown over the years to include plenty of social media interaction and live coverage. You can follow, tweet, share, like, and interact live with A Capitol Fourth on Facebook, Twitter, and by using the hashtags #‎July4thPBS and #ACapitolFourth. You can find the official PBS: A Capitol Fourth website online.

PBS released a full list of A Capitol Fourth performers on the official site and in addition to host Tom Bergeron, the event includes performances by the following entertainers.

  • National Symphony Orchestra
  • Choral Arts Society of Washington
  • Smokey Robinson
  • Kenny Loggins
  • Alisan Porter
  • General Colin Powell, USA (retired)
  • Cassadee Pope
  • Gavin DeGraw
  • Amber Riley
  • Jackie Evancho
  • Sutton Foster
  • Christopher Jackson
  • Yolanda Adams
  • On Your Feet! (Gloria Estefan)
  • Scott Hamilton
  • Jack Everly
  • Patrick Lundy & The Ministers of Music
  • The U.S. Army Presidential Salute Battery
  • The U.S. Army Herald Trumpets
  • The U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own”
  • Military District of Washington

Though some are concerned about the threat of rain, Tom Bergeron tweeted that the show will go on. In the case of extreme weather, however, there might be a change to the schedule.

Tonight’s broadcast of A Capitol Fourth marks the 36th annual show that is also heard in live, streaming stereo on NPR radio stations. While there are many who enjoy listening, nothing beats watching the amazing, firework display that takes place live. As many people are facing the possibility of being rained in tonight, the option to watch A Capitol Fourth live streaming ensures that no one has to forgo a splendid fireworks display on the Fourth of July.

In addition to the brilliant fireworks displayed that will burst over the Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, and the Washington Monument, tonight’s live stream features some special tributes.

First, in honor of the 75th USO anniversary, General Colin Powell will lead a tribute that recognizes the services the USO has provided to military men, women, and their families. Colin Powell released a statement regarding his involvement with A Capitol Fourth and the USO tribute.

“I am honored to be at our nation’s Capitol on Independence Day to pay tribute to the USO. In Vietnam, I remember waiting for Bob Hope to provide a bit of entertainment and relief for soldiers over there. I know firsthand how much the USO means to our military members serving around the world.”

Additionally, Gavin DeGraw will perform live the song “Soldier” to a crowd of active military personnel. Alisan Porter, who is the Season 10 winner of The Voice, will lead a tribute to the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service during the Capitol Fourth live stream. Porter will sing “America the Beautiful” to a photo montage of some of America’s most beloved scenic sites, nature trails, and panoramic views.

Are you going to watch A Capitol Fourth tonight through the live streaming video?

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