Manilow, Alabama to Perform Near U.S. Capitol July 4

by Andrew Ramonas June 15, 2015 at 12:25 pm 0

"A Capitol Fourth" in 2010 (Photo via PBS)

Singer Barry Manilow, country music band Alabama and KC and the Sunshine Band will celebrate Independence Day with a free concert on the U.S. Capitol grounds.

The lineup for “A Capitol Fourth” on the Capitol’s West Lawn also includes “The Voice” contestant Meghan Linsey, pianist Lang Lang and the National Symphony Orchestra, among other performers, according to PBS, which will broadcast the concert with NPR.

Manilow, the show’s headliner, will open and close the 35th annual concert with a “special patriotic medley,” a news release from PBS said.

Actor and singer Robert Davi also will perform in honor of Frank Sinatra, who would have celebrated his 100th birthday this year. And canons from the U.S. Army Presidential Salute Battery will blast as part of Peter Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture.”

The concert is from 8 to 9:30 p.m. on July 4.

A couple miles away, the Foo Fighters and other performers will have a concert on July 4 in celebration of the rock band’s 20th anniversary. The show starts at noon at RFK Stadium.

Tickets cost $78.

Photo via PBS


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