Blues Brothers, Four Tops prep for ‘A Capitol Fourth’

November 29, 2019 | Stars rehearse ahead of Tuesday night's 'A Capitol Fourth' (Neal Augenstein, WTOP)

WASHINGTON — Performers rehearsed on Monday for “A Capitol Fourth,” the annual July 4 performance that has previously brought celebrities such as Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder and Barry Manilow to D.C.

The public is invited to attend the full dress rehearsal Monday evening. Gates open at 3 p.m. and the show begins at 8 p.m.

Actor John Stamos hosts the show this year. Some of 2017’s stars include The Beach Boys, Kellie Pickler, Yolanda Adams and the National Symphony Orchestra with a guest appearance from C-3PO and R2-D2.

The live concert will take place on the West Lawn of the Capitol Tuesday night and is free and open to the public. For those who can’t attend, the concert will be broadcast live at 8 p.m. on PBS stations.

Details about the concert can be found here.

Find information about road closures and security access points here.

What concertgoers can bring: food and water, lawn/beach chairs that sit low to the ground, and umbrellas smaller than 36 inches in diameter are allowed.

Prohibited items:

  • alcoholic beverages
  • glass bottles
  • animals
  • bikes
  • firearms or ammunition
  • explosives or fireworks
  • knives, blades or sharp objects
  • laser pointers
  • signs or posters
  • mace, pepper spray
  • sticks, poles
  • electric stun guns
  • martial arts weapons or devices
  • umbrellas larger than 36 inches in diameter (smaller umbrellas are permitted)
  • pocket or hand tools
  • sealed packages, large boxes, duffel bags, suitcases
  • drones, model rockets, remote-controlled or manually-controlled model gliders, model airplanes, model boats or model cars or other unmanned ground or aircraft systems
Sophie Barba, 8, left, joins her family in their classic car to celebrate the nation's birthday during the Santa Monica Fourth of July Parade in Santa Monica, Calif., on Thursday, July 4, 2019 in Santa Monica, Calif. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
Sophie Barba, 8, left, joins her family in their classic car to celebrate the nation’s birthday during the Santa Monica Fourth of July Parade in Santa Monica, Calif., on Thursday, July 4, 2019 in Santa Monica, Calif. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel) (AP/Richard Vogel)
Protestors assembled by a majority Jewish group called "Never Again Is Now" walk through traffic as they make their way to Independence Mall Thursday July 4, 2019, in Philadelphia. Hundreds gathered during the city's traditional Fourth of July parade to protest the treatment of immigrants and asylum seekers. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)
Protestors assembled by a majority Jewish group called “Never Again Is Now” walk through traffic as they make their way to Independence Mall Thursday July 4, 2019, in Philadelphia. Hundreds gathered during the city’s traditional Fourth of July parade to protest the treatment of immigrants and asylum seekers. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma) (AP/Jacqueline Larma)
Protestors assembled by a majority Jewish group called "Never Again Is Now" demonstrate near Independence Hall Thursday, July 4, 2019, in Philadelphia. Hundreds gathered during the city's traditional Fourth of July parade to protest the treatment of immigrants and asylum seekers. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)
Protestors assembled by a majority Jewish group called “Never Again Is Now” demonstrate near Independence Hall Thursday, July 4, 2019, in Philadelphia. Hundreds gathered during the city’s traditional Fourth of July parade to protest the treatment of immigrants and asylum seekers. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma) (AP/Jacqueline Larma)
Protestors assembled by a majority Jewish group called "Never Again Is Now" demonstrate near Independence Hall, background, Thursday July 4, 2019, in Philadelphia. Hundreds gathered during the city's traditional Fourth of July parade to protest the treatment of immigrants and asylum seekers. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)
Protestors assembled by a majority Jewish group called “Never Again Is Now” demonstrate near Independence Hall, background, Thursday July 4, 2019, in Philadelphia. Hundreds gathered during the city’s traditional Fourth of July parade to protest the treatment of immigrants and asylum seekers. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma) (AP/Jacqueline Larma)
Former vice president and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden greets supporters before walking in the Independence Fourth of July parade, Thursday, July 4, 2019, in Independence, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
Former vice president and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden greets supporters before walking in the Independence Fourth of July parade, Thursday, July 4, 2019, in Independence, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) (AP/Charlie Neibergall)
Marva Reece, of Winthrop, Iowa, waits for Democratic presidential candidates Joe Biden and Beto O'Rourke to arrive at the Independence Fourth of July parade, Thursday, July 4, 2019, in Independence, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
Marva Reece, of Winthrop, Iowa, waits for Democratic presidential candidates Joe Biden and Beto O’Rourke to arrive at the Independence Fourth of July parade, Thursday, July 4, 2019, in Independence, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) (AP/Charlie Neibergall)
Democratic presidential candidate former Texas Congressman Beto O'Rourke carries his son Henry on his shoulders as he walks in the Independence Fourth of July parade, Thursday, July 4, 2019, in Independence, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
Democratic presidential candidate former Texas Congressman Beto O’Rourke carries his son Henry on his shoulders as he walks in the Independence Fourth of July parade, Thursday, July 4, 2019, in Independence, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) (AP/Charlie Neibergall)
Democratic presidential candidate New York Mayor Bill DeBlasio walks in the Independence Fourth of July parade, Thursday, July 4, 2019, in Independence, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
Democratic presidential candidate New York Mayor Bill DeBlasio walks in the Independence Fourth of July parade, Thursday, July 4, 2019, in Independence, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) (AP/Charlie Neibergall)
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., gives a high-five to a child along the route during the Fourth of July Parade, Thursday, July 4, 2019, in Amherst. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., gives a high-five to a child along the route during the Fourth of July Parade, Thursday, July 4, 2019, in Amherst. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm) (AP/Mary Schwalm)
Democratic presidential candidate U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, waves along the parade route as she runs to catch up to her supporters during the Fourth of July Parade, Thursday, July 4, 2019, in Amherst. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)
Democratic presidential candidate U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, waves along the parade route as she runs to catch up to her supporters during the Fourth of July Parade, Thursday, July 4, 2019, in Amherst. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm) (AP/Mary Schwalm)
Republican presidential candidate former Massachusetts Gov. William Weld waves to potential supporters as he walks along the route with his wife Leslie Marshall during the Fourth of July Parade, Thursday, July 4, 2019, in Amherst. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)
Republican presidential candidate former Massachusetts Gov. William Weld waves to potential supporters as he walks along the route with his wife Leslie Marshall during the Fourth of July Parade, Thursday, July 4, 2019, in Amherst. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm) (AP/Mary Schwalm)
Republican presidential candidate former Massachusetts Gov. William Weld leans in to kiss the hand of Abigail Smith, 2, of Concord, Mass., along the route during the Fourth of July Parade, Thursday, July 4, 2019, in Amherst. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)
Republican presidential candidate former Massachusetts Gov. William Weld leans in to kiss the hand of Abigail Smith, 2, of Concord, Mass., along the route during the Fourth of July Parade, Thursday, July 4, 2019, in Amherst. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm) (AP/Mary Schwalm)
Democratic presidential candidate former U.S. Rep. John Delaney, D-Md., shakes hands with potential supporters along the route during the Fourth of July Parade, Thursday, July 4, 2019, in Amherst. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)
Democratic presidential candidate former U.S. Rep. John Delaney, D-Md., shakes hands with potential supporters along the route during the Fourth of July Parade, Thursday, July 4, 2019, in Amherst. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm) (AP/Mary Schwalm)
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., shakes hands with potential supporters along the route as her husband John Bessler looks on during the Fourth of July Parade, Thursday, July 4, 2019, in Amherst. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., shakes hands with potential supporters along the route as her husband John Bessler looks on during the Fourth of July Parade, Thursday, July 4, 2019, in Amherst. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm) (AP/Mary Schwalm)
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., center, laughs with her husband John Bessler, and daughter Abigail Bessler, second from left, and as she greets her supporters during the Fourth of July Parade, Thursday, July 4, 2019, in Amherst. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., center, laughs with her husband John Bessler, and daughter Abigail Bessler, second from left, and as she greets her supporters during the Fourth of July Parade, Thursday, July 4, 2019, in Amherst. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm) (AP/Mary Schwalm)
Two and a half year old Zacky Kaplan rides his scooter while draped in the American flag as he makes his way along the parade route during the Santa Monica Fourth of July Parade on Thursday, July 4, 2019 in Santa Monica, Calif. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
Two and a half year old Zacky Kaplan rides his scooter while draped in the American flag as he makes his way along the parade route during the Santa Monica Fourth of July Parade on Thursday, July 4, 2019 in Santa Monica, Calif. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel) (AP/Richard Vogel)
A trumpeter who went only by the name Lenny plays a tune during the Santa Monica Fourth of July parade Thursday, July 4, 2019 in Santa Monica, Calif. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
A trumpeter who went only by the name Lenny plays a tune during the Santa Monica Fourth of July parade Thursday, July 4, 2019 in Santa Monica, Calif. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel) (AP/Richard Vogel)
Participants join in during the Fourth of July parade on Thursday, July 4, 2019 in Santa Monica, Calif. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
Participants join in during the Fourth of July parade on Thursday, July 4, 2019 in Santa Monica, Calif. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel) (AP/Richard Vogel)
Classic cars and participants wait on the street to take part in the Fourth of July parade in Santa Monica, Calif., on Thursday, July 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
Classic cars and participants wait on the street to take part in the Fourth of July parade in Santa Monica, Calif., on Thursday, July 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel) (AP/Richard Vogel)
Christian Tomita, left and Erin Wells arrive dressed as Abraham Lincoln and Lady Liberty to participate in the Santa Monica Fourth of July parade Thursday, July 4, 2019 in Santa Monica, Calif. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
Christian Tomita, left and Erin Wells arrive dressed as Abraham Lincoln and Lady Liberty to participate in the Santa Monica Fourth of July parade Thursday, July 4, 2019 in Santa Monica, Calif. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel) (AP/Richard Vogel)
Gray Bright, and Kyle McAuley arrive to participate in the Fourth of July parade with their motorized "Late Nite" desk to conduct interviews with scientists and tech people on Thursday, July 4, 2019 in Santa Monica, Calif. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
Gray Bright, and Kyle McAuley arrive to participate in the Fourth of July parade with their motorized “Late Nite” desk to conduct interviews with scientists and tech people on Thursday, July 4, 2019 in Santa Monica, Calif. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel) (AP/Richard Vogel)
Micah Blume, 8, arrives dressed in American flag glasses for the Santa Monica Fourth of July parade Thursday, July 4, 2019 in Santa Monica, Calif. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
Micah Blume, 8, arrives dressed in American flag glasses for the Santa Monica Fourth of July parade Thursday, July 4, 2019 in Santa Monica, Calif. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel) (AP/Richard Vogel)
A giant United States flag is unfurled as the national anthem is played before a baseball game between the Cincinnati Reds and the Milwaukee Brewers, Thursday, July 4, 2019, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
A giant United States flag is unfurled as the national anthem is played before a baseball game between the Cincinnati Reds and the Milwaukee Brewers, Thursday, July 4, 2019, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) (AP/John Minchillo)
Frog-X parachute team member, retired U.S. Marine Marc Hogue glides toward the field before a baseball game between the Chicago White Sox and Detroit Tigers Thursday, July 4, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Mark Black)
Frog-X parachute team member, retired U.S. Marine Marc Hogue glides toward the field before a baseball game between the Chicago White Sox and Detroit Tigers Thursday, July 4, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Mark Black) (AP/Mark Black)
Lylah McKeehan, 4, left, plays with her brother Aiden McKeehan, 8, at Storyland, a children's playground, in City Park in New Orleans, Thursday, July 4, 2019. The 60-year-old playground is getting its first makeover in 35 years: four new exhibits and updates to those already there.(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Lylah McKeehan, 4, left, plays with her brother Aiden McKeehan, 8, at Storyland, a children’s playground, in City Park in New Orleans, Thursday, July 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) (AP/Gerald Herbert)
Dressed as Lady Liberty and the American Eagle participants parade down a street while joining in on the festivities at the Santa Monica Fourth of July parade, Thursday July 4, 2019 in Santa Monica, Calif. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
Dressed as Lady Liberty and the American Eagle participants parade down a street while joining in on the festivities at the Santa Monica Fourth of July parade, Thursday July 4, 2019 in Santa Monica, Calif. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel) (AP/Richard Vogel)
Uncle Sams Fred Polnisch and Gordon Dunham greet each other before the Fourth of July Parade, Thursday July 4, 2019, in the Pittsfield, Mass. (Ben Garver/The Berkshire Eagle via AP)
Uncle Sams Fred Polnisch and Gordon Dunham greet each other before the Fourth of July Parade, Thursday July 4, 2019, in the Pittsfield, Mass. (Ben Garver/The Berkshire Eagle via AP) (AP/Ben Garver)
Visitors to Independence Mall photograph protestors assembled by a majority Jewish group called "Never Again Is Now", as they demonstrate near Independence Hall Thursday July 4, 2019, in Philadelphia. Hundreds gathered during the city's traditional Fourth of July parade to protest the treatment of immigrants and asylum seekers. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)
Visitors to Independence Mall photograph protestors assembled by a majority Jewish group called “Never Again Is Now”, as they demonstrate near Independence Hall Thursday July 4, 2019, in Philadelphia. Hundreds gathered during the city’s traditional Fourth of July parade to protest the treatment of immigrants and asylum seekers. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma) (AP/Jacqueline Larma)
Hot dogs are displayed before the annual Nathan's Famous July Fourth hot dog eating contest, Thursday, July 4, 2019, in New York's Coney Island. (AP Photo/Sarah Stier)
Hot dogs are displayed before the annual Nathan’s Famous July Fourth hot dog eating contest, Thursday, July 4, 2019, in New York’s Coney Island. (AP Photo/Sarah Stier) (AP/Sarah Stier)
George Cartolano, left, cheers with Justin Ruger, right, before the annual Nathan's Famous July Fourth hot dog eating contest, Thursday, July 4, 2019, in New York's Coney Island. (AP Photo/Sarah Stier)
George Cartolano, left, cheers with Justin Ruger, right, before the annual Nathan’s Famous July Fourth hot dog eating contest, Thursday, July 4, 2019, in New York’s Coney Island. (AP Photo/Sarah Stier) (AP/Sarah Stier)
Joey Chestnut stuffs his mouth with hot dogs during the men's competition of Nathan's Famous July Fourth hot dog eating contest, Thursday, July 4, 2019, in New York's Coney Island. (AP Photo/Sarah Stier)
Joey Chestnut stuffs his mouth with hot dogs during the men’s competition of Nathan’s Famous July Fourth hot dog eating contest, Thursday, July 4, 2019, in New York’s Coney Island. (AP Photo/Sarah Stier) (AP/Sarah Stier)
Miki Sudo consumes hot dogs during the women's competition of Nathan's Famous July Fourth hot dog eating contest, Thursday, July 4, 2019, in New York's Coney Island. (AP Photo/Sarah Stier)
Miki Sudo consumes hot dogs during the women’s competition of Nathan’s Famous July Fourth hot dog eating contest, Thursday, July 4, 2019, in New York’s Coney Island. (AP Photo/Sarah Stier) (AP/Sarah Stier)
People watch Independence Day fireworks celebrations from the Liberty Memorial Thursday, July 4, 2019, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
People watch Independence Day fireworks celebrations from the Liberty Memorial Thursday, July 4, 2019, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) (AP/Charlie Riedel)
A person watches Independence Day fireworks celebrations from the Liberty Memorial Thursday, July 4, 2019, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
A person watches Independence Day fireworks celebrations from the Liberty Memorial Thursday, July 4, 2019, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) (AP/Charlie Riedel)
Fireworks light up the night sky over the Gateway Arch and Old Courthouse as part of an Independence Day celebration Thursday, July 4, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Fireworks light up the night sky over the Gateway Arch and Old Courthouse as part of an Independence Day celebration Thursday, July 4, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) (AP/Jeff Roberson)
People on the east side of Manhattan watch a fireworks display, part of Independence Day festivities, Thursday, July 4, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Jeenah Moon)
People on the east side of Manhattan watch a fireworks display, part of Independence Day festivities, Thursday, July 4, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Jeenah Moon) (AP/Jeenah Moon)
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Sophie Barba, 8, left, joins her family in their classic car to celebrate the nation's birthday during the Santa Monica Fourth of July Parade in Santa Monica, Calif., on Thursday, July 4, 2019 in Santa Monica, Calif. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
Protestors assembled by a majority Jewish group called "Never Again Is Now" walk through traffic as they make their way to Independence Mall Thursday July 4, 2019, in Philadelphia. Hundreds gathered during the city's traditional Fourth of July parade to protest the treatment of immigrants and asylum seekers. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)
Protestors assembled by a majority Jewish group called "Never Again Is Now" demonstrate near Independence Hall Thursday, July 4, 2019, in Philadelphia. Hundreds gathered during the city's traditional Fourth of July parade to protest the treatment of immigrants and asylum seekers. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)
Protestors assembled by a majority Jewish group called "Never Again Is Now" demonstrate near Independence Hall, background, Thursday July 4, 2019, in Philadelphia. Hundreds gathered during the city's traditional Fourth of July parade to protest the treatment of immigrants and asylum seekers. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)
Former vice president and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden greets supporters before walking in the Independence Fourth of July parade, Thursday, July 4, 2019, in Independence, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
Marva Reece, of Winthrop, Iowa, waits for Democratic presidential candidates Joe Biden and Beto O'Rourke to arrive at the Independence Fourth of July parade, Thursday, July 4, 2019, in Independence, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
Democratic presidential candidate former Texas Congressman Beto O'Rourke carries his son Henry on his shoulders as he walks in the Independence Fourth of July parade, Thursday, July 4, 2019, in Independence, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
Democratic presidential candidate New York Mayor Bill DeBlasio walks in the Independence Fourth of July parade, Thursday, July 4, 2019, in Independence, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., gives a high-five to a child along the route during the Fourth of July Parade, Thursday, July 4, 2019, in Amherst. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)
Democratic presidential candidate U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, waves along the parade route as she runs to catch up to her supporters during the Fourth of July Parade, Thursday, July 4, 2019, in Amherst. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)
Republican presidential candidate former Massachusetts Gov. William Weld waves to potential supporters as he walks along the route with his wife Leslie Marshall during the Fourth of July Parade, Thursday, July 4, 2019, in Amherst. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)
Republican presidential candidate former Massachusetts Gov. William Weld leans in to kiss the hand of Abigail Smith, 2, of Concord, Mass., along the route during the Fourth of July Parade, Thursday, July 4, 2019, in Amherst. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)
Democratic presidential candidate former U.S. Rep. John Delaney, D-Md., shakes hands with potential supporters along the route during the Fourth of July Parade, Thursday, July 4, 2019, in Amherst. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., shakes hands with potential supporters along the route as her husband John Bessler looks on during the Fourth of July Parade, Thursday, July 4, 2019, in Amherst. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., center, laughs with her husband John Bessler, and daughter Abigail Bessler, second from left, and as she greets her supporters during the Fourth of July Parade, Thursday, July 4, 2019, in Amherst. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)
Two and a half year old Zacky Kaplan rides his scooter while draped in the American flag as he makes his way along the parade route during the Santa Monica Fourth of July Parade on Thursday, July 4, 2019 in Santa Monica, Calif. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
A trumpeter who went only by the name Lenny plays a tune during the Santa Monica Fourth of July parade Thursday, July 4, 2019 in Santa Monica, Calif. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
Participants join in during the Fourth of July parade on Thursday, July 4, 2019 in Santa Monica, Calif. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
Classic cars and participants wait on the street to take part in the Fourth of July parade in Santa Monica, Calif., on Thursday, July 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
Christian Tomita, left and Erin Wells arrive dressed as Abraham Lincoln and Lady Liberty to participate in the Santa Monica Fourth of July parade Thursday, July 4, 2019 in Santa Monica, Calif. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
Gray Bright, and Kyle McAuley arrive to participate in the Fourth of July parade with their motorized "Late Nite" desk to conduct interviews with scientists and tech people on Thursday, July 4, 2019 in Santa Monica, Calif. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
Micah Blume, 8, arrives dressed in American flag glasses for the Santa Monica Fourth of July parade Thursday, July 4, 2019 in Santa Monica, Calif. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
A giant United States flag is unfurled as the national anthem is played before a baseball game between the Cincinnati Reds and the Milwaukee Brewers, Thursday, July 4, 2019, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Frog-X parachute team member, retired U.S. Marine Marc Hogue glides toward the field before a baseball game between the Chicago White Sox and Detroit Tigers Thursday, July 4, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Mark Black)
Lylah McKeehan, 4, left, plays with her brother Aiden McKeehan, 8, at Storyland, a children's playground, in City Park in New Orleans, Thursday, July 4, 2019. The 60-year-old playground is getting its first makeover in 35 years: four new exhibits and updates to those already there.(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Dressed as Lady Liberty and the American Eagle participants parade down a street while joining in on the festivities at the Santa Monica Fourth of July parade, Thursday July 4, 2019 in Santa Monica, Calif. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
Uncle Sams Fred Polnisch and Gordon Dunham greet each other before the Fourth of July Parade, Thursday July 4, 2019, in the Pittsfield, Mass. (Ben Garver/The Berkshire Eagle via AP)
Visitors to Independence Mall photograph protestors assembled by a majority Jewish group called "Never Again Is Now", as they demonstrate near Independence Hall Thursday July 4, 2019, in Philadelphia. Hundreds gathered during the city's traditional Fourth of July parade to protest the treatment of immigrants and asylum seekers. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)
Hot dogs are displayed before the annual Nathan's Famous July Fourth hot dog eating contest, Thursday, July 4, 2019, in New York's Coney Island. (AP Photo/Sarah Stier)
George Cartolano, left, cheers with Justin Ruger, right, before the annual Nathan's Famous July Fourth hot dog eating contest, Thursday, July 4, 2019, in New York's Coney Island. (AP Photo/Sarah Stier)
Joey Chestnut stuffs his mouth with hot dogs during the men's competition of Nathan's Famous July Fourth hot dog eating contest, Thursday, July 4, 2019, in New York's Coney Island. (AP Photo/Sarah Stier)
Miki Sudo consumes hot dogs during the women's competition of Nathan's Famous July Fourth hot dog eating contest, Thursday, July 4, 2019, in New York's Coney Island. (AP Photo/Sarah Stier)
People watch Independence Day fireworks celebrations from the Liberty Memorial Thursday, July 4, 2019, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
A person watches Independence Day fireworks celebrations from the Liberty Memorial Thursday, July 4, 2019, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Fireworks light up the night sky over the Gateway Arch and Old Courthouse as part of an Independence Day celebration Thursday, July 4, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
People on the east side of Manhattan watch a fireworks display, part of Independence Day festivities, Thursday, July 4, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Jeenah Moon)

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