Alfonso Ribeiro to host ‘A Capitol Fourth’ holiday concert


Alfonso Ribeiro will host the 43rd annual edition of PBS’ A Capitol Fourth concert in Washington. The program, which celebrates Independence Day, will be broadcast live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol on July 4.

Performers included on A Capitol Fourth include Chicago, Boyz II Men, Belinda Carlisle, Babyface, Maddie and Tae, Charles Esten, opera star Renee Fleming, cast members from A Beautiful Noise: The Neil Diamond Musical and Tina: The Tina Turner Musical, the Northwell Nurse Choir and the National Symphony Orchestra.

Ribeiro said in a statement: “Hosting this year’s A Capitol Fourth is truly an honor. The 4th of July is America’s birthday and it means a lot to me to be able to celebrate along with my family at our nation’s Capitol! So many great performers have appeared over the show’s 43 years. I’m honored and excited that I get to carry on the tradition this year as your host.”

A Capitol Fourth will air on PBS, YouTube and can be viewed on

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