A Capitol Fourth

2015 A Capitol Fourth Performers

Bradley Whitford

“It always seemed vain and unrealistic to say you wanted to be an actor,” Bradley Whitford revealed in a recent interview. But when he received his acceptance to Juilliard, he concluded that “it was a very strange moment, opening that envelope, because... READ MORE

Barry Manilow

Barry Manilow's unparalleled career encompasses virtually every area of music, including performing, composing, arranging and producing. A Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee, Manilow has triumphed in every medium of entertainment. READ MORE


It's been 40 years since a trio of young cousins left Fort Payne, Alabama, to spend the summer playing in a Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, bar called The Bowery. It took Randy Owen, Teddy Gentry and Jeff Cook six long years of tip jars and word of mouth... READ MORE

Nicole Scherzinger

Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Nicole Scherzinger was a member of one of the biggest-selling female bands of all time, the Pussycat Dolls, and is an accomplished solo artist, having sold over 16 million albums worldwide... READ MORE

Hunter Hayes

Hailed as a "country-rock-blues guitar hero in the making" by the Los Angeles Times, five-time Grammy nominee Hunter Hayes is a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who roared onto the music scene with his platinum-selling, No. 1... READ MORE

Meghan Linsey

Powerful. Soulful. Distinctive. These are just a few of the adjectives used to describe the incredible voice and natural allure of Meghan Linsey. She uses her voice, her presence and the songs she so carefully crafts to tell the stories she wants... READ MORE

KC and The Sunshine Band

KC and The Sunshine Band aims to serve a single purpose: to create instant happiness through music. For over 40 years the group has done just that, topping the charts with seven No. 1 singles and three triple-platinum albums, winning three Grammy®... READ MORE

Lang Lang

If one word applies to Lang Lang, to the musician, to the man, to his worldview, for those who come into contact with him, it is “inspiration.” It resounds like a musical motif through his life and career. He inspires millions with his open-hearted... READ MORE

Ronan Tynan

Dr. Ronan Tynan is known for his versatile range of repertoire. It includes the operatic, oratorio, concert and popular music genres. Dr. Tynan first gained international attention in 1994 after having won both Go for It, a televised singing competition in... READ MORE

Robert Davi

Robert Davi is an award-winning actor, screenwriter, director, producer and jazz vocalist. An entertainer few can rival, he is also hailed by many as one of today's great interpreters of the “Great American Songbook.” His most notable film roles include his portrayal... 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... 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. 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... 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

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.