A Capitol Fourth Lineup Features Carole King and Host John Stamos

John Stamos is set to host A Capitol Fourth in D.C. this Independence Day, with a lineup featuring Carole King, Sesame Street, Lindsey Stirling, Vanessa Williams and more.

The roster was revealed Tuesday.

King will be joined by the Broadway cast of "Beautiful: The Carole King Musical," starring Vanessa Carlton. Keala Settle, Lee Brice, Gone West featuring Colbie Caillat, Yolanda Adams, Laine Hardy, Angelica Hale, Maelyn Jarmon and MusiCorps will also perform, as will the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO).

The concert is held on the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol and is broadcast on PBS each year.

In the past, A Capitol Fourth — co-sponsored by the NSO and the National Park Service — was adjacent to the fireworks festivities on the National Mall, but this year, the fireworks could be moved to West Potomac Park, about two miles away.


The Trump administration has said it was working on major changes to the District's fireworks event, although D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and the head of Metro said recently that they were still waiting on details from the federal government.

"A Capitol Fourth remains unaffiliated with any other July 4th events around the country and in other locations in Washington, D.C.," PBS said on its Facebook page Tuesday.

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