Yolanda Adams to Participate In Inspiring Olympic Tribute on PBS’ July 4th Special ‘A Capitol Fourth’


GRAMMY® Award-winning gospel singer Yolanda Adams is one of the performers tapped for a special salute to our Olympians and Paralympians as they prepare for Rio.

This July 4th, fans of the well-loved vocalist will see her featured on an annual July 4th PBS special, A Capitol Fourth, on our country’s 240th birthday, from 8:00 to 9:30 p.m. ET.

Led by Olympic Gold medalist Scott Hamilton, A Capitol Fourth, will feature a tribute to Team USA before a crowd of hundreds of thousands live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol in celebration of our nation’s greatest athletes.

Adams, 54, along with numerous other acts, will appear on the 36th annual broadcast before a concert audience of hundreds of thousands, millions more at home, as well as to our troops serving around the world on the American Forces Network.

In addition to being live-streamed, the concert will be available as Video on Demand for a limited time only, July 4 to July 18, 2016. The program can also be heard live in stereo over NPR member stations nationwide. The patriotic tribute to our US Olympic and Paralympic Teams airs prior to NBC providing full coverage of the Rio 2016 Games beginning on Friday, August 5.

The top-rated, award-winning program features twenty cameras positioned around the city, including the U.S. Capitol, the White House, the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument putting viewers front and center for the greatest display of fireworks anywhere in the nation.

Also featured is the number one selling country music star and the Season 3 winner of The Voice Cassadee Pope, who will perform her hit single “I Am Invincible.”

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SOURCE: EEW Magazine News