Live from the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol, the annual concert celebrating America's birthday pays special tribute to American military heroes and their families. Actor John Stamos returns to host the festivities this year, which features musical performances by Jimmy Buffett, The Beach Boys, Renée Fleming, Pentatonix, The Temptations, Luke Combs, Lauren Alaina, CeCe Winans and violinist Joshua Bell. The concert also features the National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Jack Everly, the Choral Arts Society of Washington, the U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own," and the U.S. Army Herald Trumpets. The finale includes fireworks and Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture" complete with cannon fire.
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