Monday, July 4, 2022 @ 8:00pm – 10:00pm (EDT)
United States Capitol, Washington, DC, United States
Online and in-person

Bring a blanket and head to the West Lawn of the Capitol for a free Independence Day Concert. The event is hosted by Mickey Guyton and will feature the National Symphony Orchestra along with artists including Darren Criss, Yolanda Adams, Andy Grammer, Gloria Gaynor, Keb’ Mo’, Emily Bear, and Loren Allred. (Gates open at 3 pm; West Lawn, United States Capitol; FREE)

Guyton will lead an all-star cast in a patriotic evening of unrivaled musical performances by top stars from pop, country, R&B, classical, and Broadway featuring the National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of premier pops conductor Jack Everly.

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About United States Army Band "Pershing’s Own"

Since 1922, The United States Army Band "Pershing’s Own" has maintained a tradition of excellence as the premier musical organization of The U.S. Army. The band was founded by Army Chief of Staff and General of the Armies John J. “Black Jack” Pershing to emulate European military bands he heard during World War I. The U.S. Army Band continues to play an important role in events of national and international significance. Since its original organization, “Pershing’s Own” has grown to meet a wide range of commitments, including support for over 2,000 military funerals each year in Arlington National Cemetery, as well as other events of national and international significance. Wreath-laying ceremonies by heads of state and foreign dignitaries at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and special reviews for foreign dignitaries at the White House and the Pentagon are among the many events supported by "Pershing’s Own" around the Nation’s Capital. The Soldiers of The U.S. Army Band come from some of the most prestigious music conservatories and universities in the country. Beyond their ceremonial roles, band members routinely display their versatility and superb musicianship while performing in chamber group performances, on recital programs, and as soloists for summer concerts.

About 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 pageantry to official military ceremonies. A performing element of The United States Army Band "Pershing’s Own" in Washington, DC, the ensemble has performed for countless events of national and international significance. Notable events include 12 presidential inaugurals, the “G8” Economic Summits in 1984, 1990 and 2004, the 50th Anniversary of the United Nations, and State Arrivals for heads of state at The White House. In addition to their official duties, The U.S. Army Herald Trumpets have performed in the opening ceremonies for the 1980 and 2002 Winter Olympic Games, the 1984 Summer Olympic Games, and the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games. The ensemble has also performed at nationally and internationally televised events such as Super Bowl XXXIX, ESPN Sports Nation Live, The Kennedy Center Honors, and the relighting of the Statue of Liberty. Their appearances for A Capitol Fourth, Christmas in Washington, and the National Memorial Day Concert are seen annually over national broadcasting networks and global military networks. The Herald Trumpets have been featured with orchestras from around the world including the National Symphony Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic, the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, the Istanbul State Symphony Orchestra, the Boston Pops, the Cincinnati Pops, and with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square in Salt Lake City.

About Joint Armed Forces Chorus

The Joint Armed Forces Chorus is comprised of chorus members from The U.S. Army Chorus and Army Voices, The Soldiers Chorus’ of the U.S. Army Field Band, The U.S. Navy Band Sea Chanters, and The U.S. Air Force Singing Sergeants.

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