On July 4, the Oklahoma Educational Television Authority (OETA) celebrates our nation’s 243rd birthday with the longest running live Independence Day TV tradition, A Capitol Fourth.
A Capitol Fourth continues its 39-year run of celebrating our nation’s independence at 7 p.m., with a special rebroadcast at 9 p.m.
Broadcast live from the West Lawn of the United States Capitol building and hosted by two-time Emmy Award-nominated actor and producer John Stamos (Fuller House, ER), this year’s celebration boasts an all-star cast.
This year’s line-up features: Grammy Award-winning music legend Carole King; platinum-selling singer-songwriter Vanessa Carlton; Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Colbie Caillat; five-time Grammy-Award-winning Gospel vocalist Yolanda Adams; 2019 American Idol winner Laine Hardy and winner of this year’s The Voice, Maelyn Jarmon.
This year’s concert will also feature a special performance by the Sesame Street Muppets, including Big Bird, Abby Cadabby, Elmo, Grover and Bert & Ernie.
In addition, the concert will pay tribute to our men and women in uniform with a special performance by music rehabilitation program, the MusiCorps Wounded Warriors Band.
Finally, no July 4th event would be complete without a fireworks display over our nation’s iconic skyline with a rousing rendition of Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture” accompanied by live cannon fire from the United States Presidential Salute Battery.
Fire up the grill and pour the lemonade because OETA is bringing the celebration to you!
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