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2014 Fourth of July celebrations

  • A Capitol Fourth 2014

    The Independence Day celebration on the west lawn of the Capitol will once again feature performances from well-known musical artists as well as a large fireworks display.

    This year’s "A Capitol Fourth" is from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and will be broadcast on PBS. It will be hosted by Tom Bergeron and feature National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of conductor Jack Everly.

    The performers include:
    • Frankie Valli
    • John Williams
    • Patti Labelle
    • Phillip Phillips
    • Jordin Sparks
    • Michael McDonald
    • Sara Evans
    • The Muppets
    • Kendall Schmidt
    • Kelli O'Hara
    • Jack Everly
    • National Symphony Orchestra
    • Choral Arts Society of Washington
    • The U.S. Army Band's "Pershing's Own"
    • The U.S. Army Herald Trumpets
    • The U.S. Army Presidential Salute Battery
    • The Joint Armed Forces Chorus
    • Military District of Washington
    The concert is free and open to the public. No tickets are necessary.

    Organizers share the following tips for those planning to attend the event:

    • The general admission gates for the West Lawn open at 3 p.m. 
    • Checkpoints will be set up, and all bags and parcels will be checked. Guests will be required to enter through a metal detector. For more information about entrances and parking, visit the U.S. Capitol Police website.
    • Visitors can bring food, but alcohol is prohibited.
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