Bandstand's Laura Osnes is set to perform at A Capitol Fourth.
Bandstand's Laura Osnes is set to perform at A Capitol Fourth.
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A Capitol Fourth, PBS's annual star-spangled birthday party, will air tonight to celebrate Independence Day. The event, hosted by Full House star John Stamos, will honor America's 241st birthday from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.

The 37th annual broadcast of A Capitol Fourth will air tonight on PBS from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The program can also be heard live over NPR stations worldwide and will be streamed on Facebook Live.

A Capitol Fourth will feature performances by Broadway leading lady Laura Osnes, CMT Award winners Kellie Pickler and Trace Adkins, Disney actor Sofia Carson, gospel singers Yolanda Adams and Chris Blue, Sugar Ray's Mark McGrath, Grammy Award winner Sam Moore, the Beach Boys, the Blues Brothers, the Four Tops, and the National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of top Pops conductor Jack Everly.

Osnes will perform a medley of patriotic music including "You're a Grand Old Flag" and "Yankee Doodle Dandy." She will also perform "This Is My Country." The concert will conclude with a rousing rendition of Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture complete with live cannon fire provided by the United States Army Presidential Salute battery, an audience favorite and A Capitol Fourth tradition.

Also participating in the event are the Choral Arts Society of Washington, the U.S. Army Herald Trumpets, the U.S. Army Ceremonial Band, members of the Armed Forces carrying the state and territorial flags, and the Armed Forces Color Guard provided by the Military District of Washington, D.C.