It’s time to celebrate America’s 242nd birthday, and many of music’s biggest acts will descend upon the the nation’s capitol to help ring in another year. Among those stars heading to Washington, D.C. will be Blake Shelton, Kelly Clarkson and Keith Urban, all of whom are performing as part of the 42nd annual Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular on NBC.
While the three superstars pay tribute to the United States, they’ll be joined by many of their peers during many other special celebrations held across this great nation. To celebrate, Sounds Like Nashville has compiled a list of who to watch and where to see them.Here’s a list of where to catch your favorite country stars on the Fourth of July:
Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular: Blake Shelton, Kelly Clarkson and Keith Urban are among the superstar acts performing during the 42nd annual Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular. Urban is slated to perform with his “Coming Home” collaborator Julia Michaels, while Clarkson, joined by the West Point Band and Glee Club, will put a spin on “God Bless America” for its 100th anniversary. Catch the special on NBC at 8-10 p.m. ET/PT, with an hour-long encore presentation at 10 p.m.
PBS’ A Capitol Fourth: PBS will host a slew of musical acts for its annual A Capitol Fourth special. Representing country music for the celebration will be Luke Combs and Lauren Alaina. Live from the nation’s capitol, Combs and Alaina will be joined by Jimmy Buffett, The Beach Boys, Pentatonix, The Temptations, CeCe Winans, and guest host John Stamos. A Capitol Fourth will air live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol on July 4 from 8 p.m. EST to 9:30 p.m. EST on PBS.
Spotify’s Hot Country Live: Carrie Underwood will headline Spotify’s first-ever Hot Country Live show. Taking place on Independence day, the superstar will perform at the Rooftop at Pier 17 in the Seaport District of New York City. Joining the “Cry Pretty” singer for the inaugural event will be openers Dan + Shay. The live concert series will continue, Spotify says, with many more artists performing live at venues across the United States.
Fourth of July at the White House: Sara Evans will headline the annual event taking place on the West Lawn of the White House. In addition, Chris Janson teamed up with the U.S. Marine Band and the U.S. Navy Band Sea Chanters for a special pre-taped performance at the U.S. Marine barracks in Washington, D.C. Presented by the Hallmark Channel, fans can catch Evans and Janson at 8 p.m. ET. (Side note: Janson will perform LIVE during Nashville’s Let Freedom Sing! Music City’s July 4th Concert)
Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic: While the legendary star’s picnic will not be televised, fans can tune in to the Sirius XM’s channel 59, Willie’s Roadhouse, beginning at 3 p.m. ET. Several of the acts, including Nelson, Edie Brickell & the New Bohemians, and Margo Price will be streamed across the platform, while several others (Sturgill Simpson, Jamestown Revival, Particular Kid, Folk Ute, and Raelyn Nelson Band) are not included.
What will you watch on the Fourth?