Several country singers are among the lineup for PBS’ annual Fourth of July special A Capitol Fourth. Alan Jackson, Jimmie Allen, Mickey Guyton and Jennifer Nettles have all been announced as performers during the show, which will air on PBS on Sunday, July 4. Jackson will perform from the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, and Nettles will perform from the famed Town Hall in NYC’s Times Square with the Broadway Inspirational Voices. Allen and Guyton will take the stage in Washington, DC.
The show will be hosted by actress and singer Vanessa Williams. Others on the lineup who will perform include Broadway stars Ali Stroker and Laura Osnes, Gladys Knight, Jimmy Buffett, Cynthia Erivo, Pentatonix Auli’i Cravalho, and Train. The National Symphony Orchestra will play under the direction of top pops conductor Jack Everly and opera singer Renée Fleming will open the show with a special performance of the national anthem.
A Capitol Fourth will air on July 4 from 8 to 9:30 p.m. ET, as well as to troops serving around the world on the American Forces Network. The annual special can be heard over NPR member stations nationwide, and will stream on Facebook, YouTube and PBS. and will be be available as Video on Demand for a limited time only from July 4 to July 18, 2021.