4th of July Concerts

A Capitol Fourth
Actor Barry Bostwick hosts a gala anniversary celebration with the National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of conductor Erich Kunzel. Features Grammy award-winning Latin music star Gloria Estefan, The Beach Boys, recent Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees The O' Jays and renowned Irish tenor Ronan Tynan. Actors Jimmy Smits and Sharon Lawrence will also appear, as will classical crossover artists Il Divo and American Idol's Kimberley Locke. The show will be capped off by Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture" complete with live cannon fire provided by the United States Army Salute Battery. The works of John Williams will also be featured at the concert in a salute to the music of "Stars Wars."

America's 2005 Independence Day Concert
The Washington Monument serves as backdrop to music and fireworks at the national Fourth of July celebration. The evening's concert begins at 4 p.m., with the United States Navy Band and Kathy Mattea. The National Mall and Memorial Parks Ranger Staff will present Living History Vignettes during the concert. Music and vignettes will continue until 9:05 p.m. Located near the southwest corner of the Washington Monument grounds, 17th Street and Independence Avenue SW. The traditional fireworks display will appear over the monument at 9:10 p.m.

Information regarding parking, transportation (metro), and security on the National Mall this Fourth of July can be found here.

Air Force Band Independence Day Concert
The Concert Band and Singing Sergeants perform an Independence Day Concert, with the International Musical Ambassadors.

Annapolis Symphony Orchestra Fourth of July Spectacular
This patriotic performance by the ASO takes place July 2nd.

Dr. Hochman's Dixieland Band Patriotic Celebration
A rousing tribute to classic Americana.

Kings Park Band Fourth of July Concert
The Kings Park Concert Band presents a selection of classical, contemporary and patriotic band music for the holiday.