PBS' annual A Capitol Fourth Returns Live for 2022 with Star Power & Fireworks to Celebrate America's Birthday with host Mickey Guyton and performers Jake Owen, Andy Grammer, Cynthia Erivo, Yolanda Adams, Darren Criss, Keb' Mo, Chita Rivera, Gloria Gaynor, Emily Bear, Loren Allred & more!
A Capitol Fourth, the annual PBS special, celebrating the United States signing of the Declaration of Independence, returns live to the West Lawn of the United States Capitol in Washington DC, after two years of excellent virtual presentations due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The all star lineup includes first time host Mickey Guyton, with performances by Andy Grammer, Darren Criss, Keb' Mo, Gloria Gaynor, Chita Rivera, Emily Bear, Loren Allred, Rachel Platten and more!
While the 2020 and 2021 editions included pre-taped performances around the country, tens of thousands of people will head to the West Lawn to watch the 42nd edition of A Capitol Fourth. Mickey Guyton, a trailblazing country artist, will host for the first time offering viewers a fresh, representative host and serving as testimony to the ever changing American success story. Guyton has had an incredible few years, releasing Black Like Me which became earned her a Grammy nomination for Best Country Solo Performance - the first black woman to be nominated in this category. She will perform two songs, one being her unifying, crowd pleaser All American from her debut album Remember Her Name.
There is a lot of star power in the lineup this year with performances by Emmy and SAG winner Darren Criss, Country superstar Jake Owen, multi-platinum pop singer songwriter Andy Grammer, Broadway legend Chita Rivera introducing a 65th anniversary performance from West Side Story, Blues legend Keb' Mo, Gospel icon Yolanda Adams bringing down the house revival style, Grammy winning Disco queen Gloria Gaynor performing her signature classic I Will Survive and so much more.
And we can't forget how this incredible concert will end with the biggest, most beautiful fireworks in the nation in the skies of where our very democracy takes place. Yes, the fireworks will close out the show set to a beautiful score from conductor Jack Everly and the National Symphony Orchestra to let us reflect in the awe of the freedoms we enjoy in our very own country. After all, in the words of Mickey Guyton, "Ain't we all 'All American'?