A Capitol Fourth: 2011 Concert Lineup Announced

Photo by Rachel Levitin

If you’re anything like me then you tend to steer clear of the National Mall on Independence Day due to massive crowds. This year, though, I may make a trip down there. Why? The lineup for the Capitol Fourth concert sounds like fun.

Acts ranging from multi-platinum recording artist Josh Groban to rock legend Little Richard are scheduled to take the stage with appearances by American Idol winner Jordin Sparks, Glee’s Matthew Morrison, actor/comedian Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers, and the National Symphony Orchestra.

A Capitol Fourth marks its thirtieth season this year and is celebrated for being one of the highest rated programs on PBS over the past decade. The concert will air live from the Capitol’s west lawn on Monday, July 4 from 8 to 9:30 p.m. (ET) The show can also be heard live in stereo over NPR Member stations nationwide, but why be a television viewer or radio listener when you can get down there and watch the show in person?

Plus – there’s fireworks when it’s over! You can’t go wrong.

Rachel moved to DC in the fall of 2005 to study Journalism and Music at American University. When she’s not keeping up with the latest Major League Baseball news, she works on making music as an accomplished singer-songwriter and was even a featured performer/speaker at TEDxDupont Circle in 2012. Rachel has also contributed to The Washington Examiner and MASN Sports’ Nationals Buzz as a guest blogger. See why she loves DC. E-Mail: rachel@welovedc.com.

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5 thoughts on “A Capitol Fourth: 2011 Concert Lineup Announced

  1. We went to A Capital Fourth a few years ago. If you don’t mind getting there early for a good seat (don’t sit too close to the stage or you can’t see the fireworks)and the mass of humanity on the subway after, it was completely awesome!

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  3. The worst lineup of so called “talent”.

    My ears hurt.

    And …. it is getting progressively worse!

    Please get some real performers.

  4. Awesome! One of the best A Capitol Fourths I’ve ever seen–the Mall rocked. Tv viewer.