The nation’s premier Independence Day holiday concert features performances from some of the country’s best known and award-winning musical artists with the National Symphony Orchestra. The Capitol Fourth concert and show includes an evening of patriotic and uplifting music followed by a spectacular display of fireworks over the Washington Monument. In celebration of the 200th anniversary of our national anthem, Academy Award-winning composer John Williams will debut a special arrangement of the “Star Spangled Banner” with the National Symphony Orchestra, The Joint Armed Forces Chorus, the Choral Arts Society of Washington and the U.S. Army Herald Trumpets.The concert is open to the public and no tickets are required. The annual event will be broadcast live on WETA TV 26 with a repeat airing at 10:00 p.m. See photos of the performers for A Capitol Fourth 2014.
Time: 8 - 9:30 p.m. (Admittance begins at 3 p.m.)
Location: West Lawn of the U. S. Capitol
Access to the concert is located at the southwest corner of the Capitol grounds. The best way to get to the Capitol is to take the Metro. The closest stations include Capitol South, Federal Center SW and Union Station. Read more about getting to the National Mall, public transportation, parking, security and road closures.
For details about all of the events on the National Mall, see Fourth of July Fireworks in Washington, DC