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Trace Adkins, Blues Brothers & Phillipa Soo on "A Capitol Fourth"

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The line-up for this year’s A Capitol Fourth has been announced and includes some big names, including Trace Adkins, The Blues Brothers, Phillipa Soo from Hamilton and many more. Here’s the line-up and available performance information as of June 28:


Country music singer and songwriter Kellie Pickler will perform “This Land is Your Land” and “Small Town Girl”.

Grammy-nominated gospel legend Yolanda Adams will perform “Battle Hymn of the Republic” with Patrick Lundy & The Ministers of Music.

Grammy and Rock & Roll Hall of Famer and original soul man Sam Moore will join Dan Aykroyd and Jim Belushi of The Blues Brothers, singing “Soul Man” in celebration of the song’s 50th anniversary.

Country music star and Grammy-nominated member of the Grand Ole Opry Trace Adkins.

The Beach Boys with special guests John Stamos (who is also hosting the program) on drums and Sugar Ray’s Mark McGrath on vocals.

Legendary Motown stars The Four Tops.

Tony-nominated Broadway star Phillipa Soo (Amélie, Hamilton).

Tony-nominated Broadway star Laura Osnes (Bandstand).

“The Voice” Season 12 winner Chris Blue.

Multi-talented actress and singer Sofia Carson (Descendants 2).

The National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of top pops conductor Jack Everly.


The top-rated, award-winning program also features 20 cameras positioned around the city to capture the fireworks display including the U.S. Capitol, the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument. Capping off the show will be 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.

A Capitol Fourth airs on ThinkTV16 and CET Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at 8pm with a special encore at 9:30pm. A Capitol Fourth is recorded before a concert audience of hundreds of thousands, millions more at home, as well as to our troops serving around the world on the American Forces Network. The program can also be heard live in stereo over NPR member stations nationwide. In addition, the concert will be live-streamed online on Facebook Live and and available as Video on Demand for a limited time only, July 4 to July 18, 2017.