Beach Boys, Temptations and more perform at 'A Capitol Fourth' concert

Several groups, including The Beach Boys, Pentatonix, Andy Grammer, Chita Rivera, The Temptations, Luke Combs, CeCe Winans, Renee Fleming and Jimmy Buffett performed at the annual concert.
By Karen Butler  |  Updated July 5, 2018 at 8:21 AM
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July 4 (UPI) -- Musician and Fuller House actor John Stamos hosted the 2018 edition of A Capitol Fourth Wednesday in Washington, D.C.

Stamos also presided over the festivities last year.

"You can't get more patriotic than this!" said Stamos in a statement on the PBS website. "I'm excited to carry on this July 4th TV tradition for the American people and especially proud to honor our veterans."

The 90-minute show was performed on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol. It featured a fireworks display over the D.C. skyline and performances by the The Beach Boys, Pentatonix, Andy Grammer, Chita Rivera, The Temptations, Luke Combs, CeCe Winans, Renee Fleming and Jimmy Buffett with the cast of the Broadway musical Escape to Margaritaville.

Also performing was the National Symphony Orchestra performed under the direction of top pops conductor Jack Everly; Patrick Lundy & The Ministers of Music; the Choral Arts Society of Washington; the U.S. Army Herald Trumpets; the U.S. Army Ceremonial Band; members of the Armed Forces carrying the state and territorial flags and the Armed Forces Color Guard provided by the military district of Washington, D.C.

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