Also taking the stage were puppet characters from the children's program Sesame Street, Lee Brice, Colbie Caillat, The O'Jays, Yolanda Adams, Laine Hardy, Angelica Hale, Laura Osnes, Maelyn Jarmon and the National Symphony Orchestra.
Entertainer John Stamos hosted the event celebrating America's independence from England for the third year in a row.
The show was televised from the West Lawn of the United States Capitol building. It was aired on PBS starting at 8 p.m. and was also will be live-streamed via PBS.org, YouTube and Facebook. The show ended with a fireworks display.
The traditional A Capitol Fourth is not affiliated with the "Salute to America" program, which began at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Lincoln Memorial.
President Donald Trump spoke at the event from the other side of National Mall at the Lincoln Memorial. The traditional fireworks display was moved from the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool to West Potomac Park, along the Potomac River, and ran from about 9:07 to 9:42 p.m.