John Stamos, Beach Boys to headline July 4 concert in DC

The Beach Boys will perform in the 2017 “A Capitol Fourth” concert, which precedes the fireworks display on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. (Courtesy TheBeachBoysVevo via YouTube)
Actor John Stamos will play drums for the Beach Boys in the 2017 “A Capitol Fourth” concert at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. (Courtesy TMZ via YouTube)
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Actress Sofia Carson (“Descendants”) will perform the national anthem in the 2017 “A Capitol Fourth” concert. (Courtesy Celebrity Videos Production via YouTube)
“Hamilton” star Philippa Soo will perform in Washington, D.C. in the 2017 “A Capitol Fourth” concert that precedes that fireworks at the National Mall (Courtesay Today via YouTube)
2017 “The Voice” winner Chris Blue  will entertain concert-goers on July 4 in Washington, D.C. in “A Capitol Fourth” concert. (Courtesy The Voice via YouTube)
The 2017 “A Capitol Fourth” concert will feature country star Trace Adkins. (Courtesy Trace Adkins via YouTube)
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Actor John Stamos will host the annual July Fourth concert outside the U.S. Capitol — and pull double duty as the drummer for the Beach Boys.

Organizers of the concert announced the lineup Tuesday. The Beach Boys will perform with Stamos on drums and guest vocals from Mark McGrath.

Other performers include Motown legends the Four Tops; Dan Aykroyd and Jim Belushi of the Blues Brothers; country star Trace Adkins; Chris Blue, a past winner of “The Voice”; and Broadway star Phillipa Soo, formerly of “Hamilton.” Actress and singer Sofia Carson will perform the national anthem.

The free concert on the West Lawn of the Capitol precedes the July Fourth fireworks display on the National Mall. Known as “A Capitol Fourth,” it will air live on PBS.

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