Alfonso Ribeiro Announced as Host of 2023 A CAPITOL FOURTH

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Actor and television personality Alfonso Ribeiro has been announced as the host of the 2023 A CAPITOL FOURTH performance.

Ribeiro will lead an all-star cast in a patriotic extravaganza of all-live musical performances by top stars from pop, country, R&B, classical, and Broadway featuring the National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of premier pops conductor Jack Everly.

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Elmo and Cookie Monster from SESAME STREET, world-renowned five-time Grammy Award-winning soprano superstar Renée Fleming, acclaimed actress and singer Adrienne Warren (who received a Tony Award for her portrayal of Tina Turner in the Broadway musical TINA: THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL) and even NASA astronauts Frank Rubio, Steve Bowen, and Woody Hoburg orbiting the Earth from the International Space Station are set to celebrate the nation’s birthday.

In addition, A CAPITOL FOURTH, America’s longest-running live national Independence Day TV tradition, will feature:
Chicago – multi-Grammy Award-winning legendary rock and roll band;
Boyz II Men – Grammy Award-winning and best-selling R&B group of all time;
Belinda Carlisle – Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and co-founder/lead vocalist of the Go-Go’s;
Babyface – 12-time Grammy Award-winning recording artist, songwriter and producer;
Maddie & Tae – multi-platinum country duo and CMT Award-winner;
Charles Esten – artist-songwriter and star of global hit series OUTER BANKS and NASHVILLE;
The Broadway cast of A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical featuring Will Swenson and Robyn Hurder;
The National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of top pops conductor Jack Everly.

The 43rd annual edition of America’s national Independence Day celebration will again be broadcast live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol and will air on PBS and stream on and YouTube on Tuesday, July 4, 2023 at 8:00 p.m. ET.