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2021 A Capitol Fourth | Celebrate with VPM PBS

Fireworks over Capitol building
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Join us July 4 at 8:00 p.m. on VPM PBS for a special presentation of A Capitol Fourth, featuring Jimmy Buffett, Gladys Knight, Alan Jackson, Cynthia Erivo, Pentatonix, Renee Fleming, Train, Jennifer Nettles, Mickey Guyton, Jimmie Allen, Auli'i Cravalho, Laura Osnes, Ali Stroker, Maestro Jack Everly conducting the NSO, and hosted by Vanessa Williams!

The concert will honor men and women of our military and their families for their contributions to our nation and their dedication to service, which exemplifies the American ideals we celebrate on the Fourth of July.

The National Symphony Orchestra will perform John Williams’ inspiring composition “Olympic Fanfare” in tribute to Team USA, honoring the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Teams as they prepare for the Olympic Games in Tokyo.

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Learn about this year's special presentation of the 41st annual A Capitol Fourth, with performances from sea to shining sea and a fireworks display recorded live over the iconic skyline of our nation's capital.

The 41st annual broadcast of A Capitol Fourth airs on VPM PBS Sunday, July 4, 2021 from 8:00 to 9:30 p.m. ET, as well as to our troops serving around the world on the American Forces Network. The program will be streaming on Facebook, YouTube and will be available as Video on Demand for a limited time only, July 4 to July 18, 2021.