Buffett to Perform on ‘A Capitol Fourth’

posted June 3rd, 2018 at 12:02 pm

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by Josh Martin

Jimmy Buffett will perform on the PBS Independence Day program ‘A Capitol Fourth':

“A Capitol Fourth,” the annual PBS concert on the Fourth of July, will showcase Jimmy Buffett, the Beach Boys, the Temptations, gospel superstar CeCe Winans and violinist Joshua Bell this year.

John Stamos returns as host for the telecast at 8 p.m. on the nation’s 242nd birthday, the program announced Thursday.

Opera great Renée Fleming will perform “You’ll Never Walk Alone” from “Carousel” to honor service men and women. She is starring in the current Broadway revival of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical.

Other performers include artist Pentatonix, country singer-songwriter Luke Combs and “American Idol” alum Lauren Alaina. Additional performers will be announced.

The National Symphony Orchestra will perform under the direction of conductor Jack Everly in the concert from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol.

Buffett will perform with the Broadway cast of “Escape to Margaritaville,” which will start a national tour.

This year will be the 38th annual broadcast of “A Capitol Fourth,” which concludes with the traditional rendition of Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture” with live cannon fire supplied by the U.S. Army Presidential Salute Battery.

The concert can be heard live in stereo over NPR member stations nationwide, and it will be live-streamed on PBS, You Tube, Facebook and www.pbs.org/a-capitol-fourth, It will be available as Video on Demand from July 4 to July 18, 2018.


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