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The Beach Boys among artists set to perform on 2017 "A Capitol Fourth" Independence Day special

Credit: Udo SpreitzenbarthThe Beach Boys are among the performers set to take part in the 2017 edition of the annual PBS Independence Day special, A Capitol Fourth.

The event will take place on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., Tuesday, July 4. Actor John Stamos will host the patriotic extravaganza, and also will pull double duty by playing drums with The Beach Boys. In addition, Sugar Ray frontman Mark McGrath will make a guest appearance during the legendary rock group's set.

Also on the bill: Motown greats The Four Tops, The Blues Brothers featuring Dan Aykroyd and Jim Belushi, The Voice Season 12 winner Chris Blue, Tony-nominated Broadway actress Phillipa Soo, and country star Trace Adkins, who will pay special tribute to the U.S. military with a performance of his new single, "Still a Soldier."

A Capitol Fourth also will feature the National Symphony Orchestra, and, of course, a fireworks extravaganza.

The show will air at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT on PBS.

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