2018 A Capitol Fourth | Full Broadcast | PBS

  • Published on Jul 5, 2018
  • #July4thPBS
    Broadcast live on PBS from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, the 38th annual A Capitol Fourth puts viewers front and center for America’s biggest birthday party with the greatest display of fireworks anywhere in the nation.
    Hosted by John Stamos, the country’s longest-running live national July 4th TV tradition will feature all-star musical performances by: Jimmy Buffett with the Broadway cast of the new musical Escape To Margaritaville, The Beach Boys, Pentatonix, Andy Grammer, Chita Rivera, The Temptations, Luke Combs, Lauren Alaina, CeCe Winans, Joshua Bell, Kyla Jade and the National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of top pops conductor Jack Everly.
    Visit pbs.org/capitolfourth for more information.
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Comments • 593

  • TheChamp617
    TheChamp617 4 days ago

    Tuned in for the Beach Boys... saw Mike Love instead. Crazy how he sounds the same way he did back in the 60s! Oh wait, he was lip-syncing. 1:08:01 to 1:08:16 is great.
    The Beach Boys isn't the Beach Boys without Brian Wilson.

  • Bigboy123
    Bigboy123 6 days ago +1

    Maga 2020!!!

  • Puzzle inc. “Don’t let your memes be dreams”

    Trump 2020
    Make liberals cry again!

  • Christian Smith
    Christian Smith 6 days ago

    Yes, I do understand that this was a recording of a live event that happened on the fourth and all, but that time has passed. It's time now for PBS to do some editing work and show the events highlights and special appearances. It not only does it make the viewing experience entertaining, but it also can cut back on time for a lot of folks(including: me).

  • Isaac Quezada
    Isaac Quezada 6 days ago

    1:14:07 V de venganza :D se imaginan que el Capitolio hubiera estallado.

  • Spence Remix
    Spence Remix 7 days ago

    God bless America!🇺🇸🎆🎇✨

  • Gava
    Gava 7 days ago

    This is why I want to go to America

  • VelvetSun
    VelvetSun 7 days ago

    Happy Captain America's Birthday.

  • VelvetSun
    VelvetSun 7 days ago

    Awww the beach boys 💟

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  • MusicVidsLife
    MusicVidsLife 8 days ago

    The Beach Boys are lip singing

  • Lizzy Ruiz Wood
    Lizzy Ruiz Wood 8 days ago

    Damn he sounds different/ white and older

  • Kenny K
    Kenny K 8 days ago

    John Stamos is such a Chump Ass Mommas Boy!! HOMO

  • BAC soldier
    BAC soldier 8 days ago

    where is Jesus if this country is so great?
    This country is so far from great and God its ridiculous.
    73 million babies murdered probably twice that, God and prayer banned from to many avenues to count and men and women can identify as a coke can and claim its a right not to mention porn and pedophilia is entertainment and on and on the nasty unGodly list goes.
    So many freedoms have disappeared from grilling in your own yard, to speaking the truth and teaching our children morals and respect etc etc etc.
    So please lets here the lies people how is this country great?
    The God of this country is satan.
    So Babylon USA you are a disgrace before a Holy God and the end is coming.
    Revelation 18:21
    And a mighty angel took up a millstone. and cast it into the sea saying Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down and shall be found no more at all.

  • Bowen Shuttleworth
    Bowen Shuttleworth 8 days ago

    Those aren't the beach boys without Brian

  • J Dawn
    J Dawn 8 days ago


  • ahmed ghazi
    ahmed ghazi 8 days ago +1

    Aaahhh good ol' American brainwashing!

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  • Kathleen Curlee
    Kathleen Curlee 8 days ago

    Saw this in person, absolutely beautiful

  • Laboyforlife 818
    Laboyforlife 818 9 days ago


  • Joel Martinez
    Joel Martinez 9 days ago

    Who else came here for the fireworks🔥🔥

  • Lol
    Lol 9 days ago

    I know this is kind of petty but could we please stop playing 1812 overture for patriotic events such as the fourth. It isn’t american at all. Just pick a Sousa march and your good.

  • Lynne Pace
    Lynne Pace 9 days ago

    This is the best one yet - not sure what they changed (director?producer?) but whatever it was - this year's production was the best!

    AHTOIIIKA 9 days ago +6

    CONGRATS USA from Russia 🇷🇺
    We are allies now (because of Putin - Trump. Anyway, I love burgers also so we are not too different) xDD
    Love to all ❤️

      AHTOIIIKA 6 days ago

      DARK DEFIANT Thx brah!:)

      DARK DEFIANT 6 days ago

      AHTOIIIKA Same to you friend, long live the beautiful relationship between America and Russia.

  • Baruto UziMaki
    Baruto UziMaki 9 days ago


  • Mohammed Ahmed
    Mohammed Ahmed 9 days ago

    i like trumps america, hope one day i can make it ( LEGALLY ) there ..

  • joeb ham
    joeb ham 9 days ago +1

    They started out just like Hitler people are afraid of what Mexicans and blacks in the everybody else is doing that's just like Hitler did he turned his attention to everything it seems to be harming them ok

  • Myderplifestyle
    Myderplifestyle 9 days ago

    I was there. The line to get on the subway after the fireworks was so long

  • Sarahi Patriz
    Sarahi Patriz 9 days ago

    "Look at all that air pollution" it's still beautiful tho

  • Scarlet Baby
    Scarlet Baby 9 days ago


    • Deep South
      Deep South 9 days ago

      Scarlet Baby where are the parents of those children

  • Gawonii Austenaco
    Gawonii Austenaco 10 days ago

    Though this is late...HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA!

  • Jack Jammen
    Jack Jammen 10 days ago

    And They’re not there for you drumpf.
    Womp womp

    • Jack Jammen
      Jack Jammen 9 days ago

      Deep South Stating facts. Did I stir your allergies?

    • Deep South
      Deep South 9 days ago

      Jack Jammen still crying?

  • MrBeat Yo Girl
    MrBeat Yo Girl 10 days ago


  • Green Hornet
    Green Hornet 10 days ago

    I think everyone is here just for Pentatonix

  • MrYouarethecancer
    MrYouarethecancer 10 days ago +3

    Build that Wall baby! USA! Maga!

  • Morty Smith Jr
    Morty Smith Jr 10 days ago

    When is the 4th of July?

  • Brytta Fitzgibbons
    Brytta Fitzgibbons 10 days ago

    Love this!

  • Charles Lumia
    Charles Lumia 10 days ago +4

    America baby!! Best country ever!

  • Jason S
    Jason S 10 days ago

    The performance of the 1812 overture (composed by a RUSSIAN) is definitive proof of Drumpf’s collusion with the Russians #lockhimup

  • Terri Moore
    Terri Moore 10 days ago +2

    This was extremely exciting to us in Canada!

  • Artonique Nelson TV
    Artonique Nelson TV 10 days ago +3

    God bless the USA!

  • a7xfanben
    a7xfanben 10 days ago


  • Josh Chavarria
    Josh Chavarria 10 days ago

    That looked like a lot of fun

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    MonsterJamShows 10 days ago


  • Ronald Heater
    Ronald Heater 10 days ago +1

    I rather watch PBS every year. It's better than my city in Philadelphia. The music is great.

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  • Tip of The Day
    Tip of The Day 10 days ago

    Who else just came for the fireworks?

  • Thegames Scp
    Thegames Scp 10 days ago +1

    I was at New York on 4th of July watching over ther

  • Kanchan S
    Kanchan S 10 days ago


  • Kanchan S
    Kanchan S 10 days ago +1

    Nice video 👌💓💓

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  • Elizabeth Elam
    Elizabeth Elam 10 days ago

    Thank you!! Love our country so very much!! Thank you to all those who have served and are serving and a special thanks to you all that are deployed at this time! Prayers daily!

  • Jules Beky-Campbell
    Jules Beky-Campbell 10 days ago +1

    Why are there only white people in this crowd? Why are almost all the performers white? This is a MAGA fail.

    • It's your momma
      It's your momma 10 days ago +1

      Jules Beky-Campbell maybe bc black people are only not even 12% of the population in the U.S.

  • Carney Woelfel
    Carney Woelfel 10 days ago

    I was there!!! It was so exciting, people came together as one to celebrate our beautiful country

  • Gulliver Hernandez
    Gulliver Hernandez 10 days ago +2

    I’m Mexican🇲🇽

    • Deep South
      Deep South 9 days ago

      Gulliver Hernandez congratulations

  • Cameron Crawford
    Cameron Crawford 10 days ago +1


  • 홍석정
    홍석정 10 days ago +1

    God bless America!

  • NautiGalAri
    NautiGalAri 10 days ago

    Jimmy looks damn good!!!!!💗💗💗💗

  • Trumpy Boi
    Trumpy Boi 10 days ago +5

    The lefties hated this for sure!! there are so much American flags around hahaha.

    • Trumpy Boi
      Trumpy Boi 5 days ago

      Ohh believe me! i'm sure they do! Antifa can't even wave our own flag, instead they burned it. :)

    • The Truth
      The Truth 5 days ago

      Trumpy Boi
      Just because someone disagrees with your opinion doesn’t mean they hate their country. :b

  • Xin Gaming
    Xin Gaming 10 days ago +1

    The good old America is back!! :D

  • Mr Pig
    Mr Pig 10 days ago +2

    Escape to Margaritaville just closed on Broadway cause it was terrible

  • Ervins Dilbo
    Ervins Dilbo 10 days ago


  • Monet the gamer
    Monet the gamer 10 days ago +1

    I was really there that day me and my family!!

  • Ricekrispy Chris
    Ricekrispy Chris 10 days ago

    This is amazing I wish I saw these fireworks

  • Virginia B. Britton
    Virginia B. Britton 11 days ago

    Live from Moscow, Republicans giving the codes to Putin

  • Country Girl FIRST
    Country Girl FIRST 11 days ago

    Just look at all the beautiful smiling faces! Fun fun fun! Thank you our nation for throwing this wonderful party for us the citizens of the United States of America!

  • Miss. Phyllis  Renee Foster


  • Terrence King
    Terrence King 11 days ago +4

    353 Demoncrats hate our country!

  • Terrence King
    Terrence King 11 days ago +1


  • Simone Eli
    Simone Eli 11 days ago +1

    To bad nazi trump ruins everything

    • cris solis
      cris solis 3 days ago

      Better to be upfront and honest, as opposed to doing evil shit behind closed doors.

    • Entertainment Clips
      Entertainment Clips 10 days ago +3

      Simone Eli No, people like you do, bringing politics into everything.

  • thissucksomuch
    thissucksomuch 11 days ago +4

    As an Israeli I wanted to say...
    God bless America! 🇺🇸 Happy 🎂!
    God bless the American people.

  • Blue Sky
    Blue Sky 11 days ago +1

    I don't get it...y every time the camera pan to the crowd is white ppl in front? Guess they are the only ppl that could afford $$$

    • Powerpig 02
      Powerpig 02 10 days ago

      Blue Sky It’s always gotta be about race...

    • Entertainment Clips
      Entertainment Clips 10 days ago +3

      Blue Sky We're nearly 80% of the population, so of course you're more likely to see us than any other race in the US.

  • Amalur Alure
    Amalur Alure 11 days ago +2

    we have independence day in Russia too but I don't know what it dedicated to because we never fought for independence. I think our goverment was just envy to US 4th july.

  • m
    m 11 days ago

    what in the cringe

  • Hyde Outdoors
    Hyde Outdoors 11 days ago

    Too bad I wasn't there to start a bottle rocket fight😥😥

  • lifemetall
    lifemetall 11 days ago


  • RJ B
    RJ B 11 days ago +1

    That camera man should be retired!

  • CAPDude44
    CAPDude44 11 days ago +4

    I love the fourth, but stop with the militaristic jerk off. Soldiers are no better than anyone else, and our military is not what makes our nation great.

  • CAPDude44
    CAPDude44 11 days ago

    Bad song choice at 33:55. #UnitedTilIDie

  • Flapsnapcrak Oh
    Flapsnapcrak Oh 11 days ago +1

    Why is jimmy buffet bare foot?

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  • Baker Thomas Farriner
    Baker Thomas Farriner 11 days ago

    Yay ‘murica

  • Damarco Greatness
    Damarco Greatness 11 days ago

    1:08:08 when you forget one of the groceries on your list.

  • Madeleine
    Madeleine 11 days ago +2

    America and PBS....like apple pie and ice cream! I love them both.

  • Jesse Garcia
    Jesse Garcia 11 days ago

    Stupid stuff

  • Fortnite The god
    Fortnite The god 11 days ago +1

    My dad was in the marine core🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

      DARK DEFIANT 6 days ago

      Fortnite The god tell him I said thank you. I've lost my brother in the Marines, but thanks for all those who serve

  • ddstar
    ddstar 11 days ago +1

    so much cringe

  • Donald Trump
    Donald Trump 11 days ago

    Love Jimmy Buffet and Luke Combs

  • TalcumX
    TalcumX 11 days ago +1

    Staring at 1:47 what is that teenage boy's problem? He looks pissed and he glares at John Stamos. The boy in the red shirt on our left.

  • xfactor541
    xfactor541 11 days ago +6

    Bernie 2020

    • Deep South
      Deep South 9 days ago +3

      xfactor541 and then aliens landed

  • jwang604
    jwang604 11 days ago +26

    Thank God for President Trump!!!

  • souptroophat Esplin
    souptroophat Esplin 11 days ago +3

    American Pride month finally

  • souptroophat Esplin
    souptroophat Esplin 11 days ago +3

    I would celebrate but my state is run by nannys ... No fier works???
    How am I going to celebrate

  • GabeVelazoraptor92
    GabeVelazoraptor92 11 days ago

    Sadto say that this preformance was telling of the current administration, not ready for any suprise actions,

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  • von nonny
    von nonny 11 days ago

    I was there

  • ye ye
    ye ye 11 days ago +1

    1:11:00 for fireworks

    no problem