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Fireworks over the U.S. Capitol. Photo: Mark Reinstein/Alamy Stock Photo

The Performers of 'A Capitol Fourth' in 2022

Daniel Hautzinger

Summer is here, which means the grand Fourth of July tradition of A Capitol Fourth concert and fireworks broadcast live from Washington, D.C. on WTTW and PBS. Meet the performers here.
Fireworks over the U.S. Capitol.

Meet the Performers of 2021's A Capitol Fourth

Daniel Hautzinger

Meet the talented musicians performing in the pre-recorded A Capitol Fourth, which culminates with live fireworks over the U.S. Capitol on the Fourth of July. 
Fireworks over the US Capitol on the Fourth of July. Photo: Capital Concerts/Keith Lamond via Shutterstock

The Performers of the 2018 Capitol Fourth Celebration

Daniel Hautzinger

The Beach Boys, Renée Fleming, Pentatonix, The Temptations: they're all performing during A Capitol Fourth, which is hosted by John Stamos and also include a fireworks show above the skyline of Washington D.C. Meet the performers here.
Fourth of July fireworks in Washington, D.C. Photo: Capital Concerts

Can You Guess the Names of Fireworks?

Daniel Hautzinger

Did you even know they had names? Before you go out and celebrate the Fourth of July, see how well you can identify different types of fireworks in this quiz, and then you can impress your friends and family with your new pyrotechnic knowledge.
Chocolate Chip Cookies, Korean Fried Chicken Wings, and Brownies.

Recipes Made in America

Daniel Hautzinger

Need some dishes for your Independence Day celebration? Try some recipes for dishes invented here – no, that doesn't include apple pie, hot dogs, or French fries. Get brownies from Katharine Hepburn, cookies from Martha Stewart, and chicken wings from America's Test Kitchen.
A Capitol Fourth with fireworks. Photo: Capital Concerts/Keith Lamond via Shutterstock

Meet the Performers in 'A Capitol Fourth'

Daniel Hautzinger

Now in its 37th year, A Capitol Fourth is an unmatched fireworks display and musical event. Meet some of the performers, from host John Stamos, who also appears with The Beach Boys, from comedy stalwarts The Blues Brothers to gospel star Yolanda Adams.
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