Country Group Alabama to Join July 4 D.C. Concert With Manilow - NBC4 Washington

Country Group Alabama to Join July 4 D.C. Concert With Manilow



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    (L-R) Musicians Jeff Cook of Alabama, Chris Thompson, James Young of the Eli Young Band, Randy Owen of Alabama, Mike Eli, Jon Jones of the Eli Young Band and Teddy Gentry of Alabama perform onstage during ACM Presents: Superstar Duets at Globe Life Park on April 17, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for dcp)

    Country music group Alabama and singers Hunter Hayes, Nicole Scherzinger and Meghan Linsey from "The Voice'' are joining the lineup for the Independence Day celebration on the National Mall, along with headliner Barry Manilow.

    "A Capitol Fourth'' will also feature performances July 4 by KC and the Sunshine Band, classical pianist Lang Lang and a salute to Frank Sinatra's 100th birthday by jazz singer Robert Davi. Organizers announced the full performance lineup Monday.

    Manilow will open and close the concert with a special patriotic melody. The concert also features the National Symphony Orchestra.

    The "Capitol Fourth'' concert at the U.S. Capitol sets the stage for a massive fireworks display on the National Mall each year. The event is broadcast on PBS and NPR stations from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.