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PBS & CNN Will Each Broadcast Music-Filled July 4th Celebrations


This year’s 4th of July festivities will be soundtracked by today’s hottest music acts on two different networks, as both PBS and CNN have musical broadcasts planned for the holiday. CNN’s The Fourth in America special will air at 7 p.m. ET, and will feature fireworks displays from throughout the country, along with music performances by the Kid LAROI, Bebe Rexha, the Killers, Goo Goo Dolls, Kane Brown, T-Pain, Bleachers, Keith Urban, Ashanti, Ben Platt, REO Speedwagon, and En Vogue, along with a special ensemble performance by the United States Air Force Band.

PBS’ A Capitol Fourth takes place on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, and will feature performances by Smokey Robinson, Fantasia, Darren Criss, Sheila E., and Fitz and The Tantrums, with a special performance of “Olympic Fanfare” by the National Symphony Orchestra as part of a Tribute to Team USA. Alfonso Ribeiro will host the event, which airs at 8 p.m. ET on PBS. (Billboard)