A Capitol Fourth

2014 A Capitol Fourth Performers

Tom Bergeron

Two-time Emmy Award-winning host Tom Bergeron always guarantees his audience a fun and memorable evening with his wit and humor. Vying for honors as the busiest man in TV, Bergeron released his first book I’m Hosting as Fast as I Can! Zen and the Art of Staying Sane in Hollywood to rave reviews. Bergeron began his... READ MORE

Frankie Valli

The original Jersey boy himself, Frankie Valli is a true American legend. His incredible career with the Four Seasons, as well as his solo success, has spawned countless hit singles. With unforgettable tunes like Sherry, Walk Like a Man, Big Girls Don’t Cry, Rag Doll, December ‘63 - Oh What a Night, Can’t Take My Eyes Off You and... READ MORE

John Williams

In a career spanning five decades, John Williams has become one of America’s most accomplished and successful composers for film and for the concert stage, and he remains one of our nation’s most distinguished and contributive musical voices. He has composed the music and served as music director for more than 100 films... READ MORE

Patti Labelle

“Beautiful” simply does not describe the incomparable force known to the world as Patti LaBelle. The soulful songbird’s name has become synonymous with grace, style, elegance and class. Belting out classic rhythm and blues renditions, pop standards and spiritual sonnets have created the unique platform of versatility that Labelle... READ MORE

Phillip Phillips

Platinum recording artist Phillip Phillips recently released his sophomore album, Behind the Light. The album includes all songs that were either written or co-written by Phillips, including the lead single Raging Fire, an epic and urgent love song that debuted in Billboard’s Hot 100 upon its March release and quickly earned rave... READ MORE

Jordin Sparks

Jordin Sparks is a Grammy nominated multi-platinum singer, songwriter and actress who originally garnered worldwide attention as winner of season six of American Idol, the show’s highest rated season. Sparks was just 17 years old when she won the coveted title. Her self-titled debut album went platinum, selling over two million... READ MORE

Michael McDonald

Two notes. That’s all it takes to recognize the voice of Michael McDonald. Distinctive and soulful, it is one of the most yearningly emotive instruments of our times. To this, add formidable songwriting and keyboard skills, and you have an artist who has been a singular musical presence for four decades. From 1970s Doobie Brothers’... READ MORE

Sara Evans

Multi platinum-selling recording artist Sara Evans, one of the most compelling and authentic vocalists in country music, recently released her seventh studio album, Slow Me Down, to critical praise. Released in March, the album debuted at No. 2 on the Country... READ MORE

The Muppets

For almost 60 years, the Muppets have entertained film and television audiences with their unique blend of heart and humor. The creation of the late visionary Jim Henson, the Muppets are among the world’s most recognized and beloved characters, led by the... READ MORE

Kendall Schmidt

Heffron Drive - /ˈhef- frahn/ /drīv/ 1. A band founded by Kendall Schmidt 2. An electronic pop band hailing from Burbank, California. 3. Passion. What began in 2008 as a passion project in a bedroom studio in Burbank, California has now become a whirlwind endeavor, with energetic and dedicated fans across the globe... READ MORE

Kelli O’Hara

Kelli O’Hara recently received her fifth Tony Award nomination, along with Drama Desk, Drama League and Outer Critics nominations, for her portrayal of Francesca in the musical adaptation of The Bridges of Madison County. O’Hara’s other Broadway credits include Nice Work If You Can Get It, South Pacific, Pajama Game, The Light in the Piazza, Sweet... READ MORE

Jack Everly

Jack Everly is the principal pops conductor of the Baltimore and Indianapolis Symphony Orchestras, Naples Philharmonic Orchestra and National Arts Center Orchestra in Ottawa. He has been onstage with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl and The New York Pops at Carnegie Hall; appears annually... READ MORE

National Symphony Orchestra

The National Symphony Orchestra of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, led by Music Director Christoph Eschenbach, is recognized not only nationally, but internationally as well, and is considered one of the world's finest ensembles. The Orchestra, in its 82nd season during 2012-13, maintains... READ MORE

Choral Arts Society of Washington

The Choral Arts Society of Washington is a prestigious organization with a rich history of performing locally, nationally and internationally. Comprised of over 170 singers, the Choral Arts chorus has performed with the National Symphony Orchestra, other world-class orchestras, conductors, solo artists and ensembles. In its... READ MORE

The U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own"

The United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own” has been the premier musical organization of the U.S. Army since 1922 when Army Chief of Staff General John J. “Black Jack” Pershing directed that it be formed to emulate the premier European military... READ MORE

The U.S. Army Herald Trumpets

The U.S. Army Herald Trumpets are the official fanfare ensemble for the President of the United States. Founded in 1959 and patterned after traditional British fanfare trumpet ensembles, the U.S. Army Herald Trumpets were formed to add splendor to official... READ MORE

The U.S. Army Presidential Salute Battery

The 3rd U.S. Infantry Salute Guns Platoon is responsible for rendering honors to visiting foreign dignitaries and heads of state at the White House, the Pentagon and elsewhere in the Washington D.C., area. The platoon also fires the final salutes during many funerals... READ MORE

The Joint Armed Forces Chorus

The Joint Armed Forces Chorus is comprised of chorus members from The U.S. Army Chorus, the Soldiers Chorus of the U.S. Army Field Band, the U.S. Navy Band Sea Chanters and the U.S. Air Force Singing Sergeants. This July Fourth... READ MORE

Military District of Washington

The Military District of Washington works with Capital Concerts in coordinating the Department of Defense participation of the premier service bands and service honor guards.