A Capitol Fourth - America's Independence Day Celebration
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What the Fourth Means to You

The Concert

Concert Poster


A new and unexpected tradition in connection with the “A Capitol Fourth” concert began in 1991, when Tony Bennett was the headline performer.  Aware of Bennett’s passion for art, executive producer Jerry Colbert invited the popular singer to paint a Fourth of July image to celebrate our nation’s birthday.  Bennett was pleased to do so, and his painting became the first commemorative poster. In subsequent years, a variety of artists have contributed patriotic paintings and photographs, featuring iconic images of our nation's capital city, Washington, D.C. for the annual A Capitol Fourth official poster. We are pleased to uphold this tradition in 2013.

Commemorating our nation's independence on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol is the perfect opportunity to honor American principles, pay tribute to the patriotic spirit of the American people and celebrate the values of liberty and justice that make our country great.  The official concert poster symbolizes the magnificent experience of celebrating the Fourth of July at the United States Capitol with unrivaled musical performances by a star-studded cast and the internationally acclaimed National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Jack Everly.

We are pleased to uphold this tradition in 2013 by featuring the United States Capitol amidst a magnificent fireworks display. Learn more about what you can do to help sustain our treasures on the National Mall.   

We are pleased to feature our 2013 Official Concert Poster on this year’s web site as a mini-poster for download.

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The Boeing Company is the proud sponsor of the 2013 official concert poster and of the live broadcast of “A Capitol Fourth” on PBS.