A Capitol Fourth 2024

Join us for America's biggest birthday party featuring music, fireworks and special tributes to Team USA and American heroes past and present.


The 44th annual edition of A CAPITOL FOURTH, broadcast live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol on PBS, welcomes back iconic actor and television host Alfonso Ribeiro to host and perform on America’s National Independence Day celebration with all-star musical and patriotic performances from pop, country, R&B, classical and Broadway artists. Our country’s 248th birthday party will be capped off with a spectacular fireworks show over our nation’s capital.

Performers for this year's Capitol Fourth concert include the great Smokey Robinson, Fantasia, Darren Criss, Sheila E., Fitz & Noelle from Fitz and The Tantrums, Chloe Flower, Sister Sledge featuring Sledgendary, Loren Allred, Britt Stewart and Maestro Jack Everly conducting the National Symphony Orchestra.

Special segments this year include:

A Tribute to Team USA. Hosted by Olympic Gold medal-winning gymnast, entrepreneur and best-selling author Shawn Johnson East, it's a special send-off for our athletes competing in the Summer Olympic Games in Paris will feature several Olympians and Paralympians, and a musical performance by the National Symphony Orchestra of John Williams’ “Olympic Fanfare,” composed for the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles and marking its 40th anniversary in 2024.

A celebration of Motown’s 65th anniversary and its iconic sound with a special performance by music legend Smokey Robinson.

A Salute to American Heroes Past and Present will celebrate the service of Americans from 1776 to today, and our military families, with a special performance by The U.S. Army Chorus, and featuring representatives of the “Greatest Generation” including a WWII veteran from D-Day and an appearance by an original “Rosie the Riveter” Mae Krier, who will be in attendance.

A performance of George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” by Chloe Flower will mark the 100th anniversary of this American classic.

A stirring rendition of the “1812 Overture” accompanied by live cannon fire provided by the United States Army Presidential Salute Battery, an A CAPITOL FOURTH tradition, kicks off a musical and fireworks finale.

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