2020 Fourth of July Concerts: Performers, Times, Channels & Streams

2020 Fourth of July Concerts: Performers, Times, Channels & Streams

The COVID-19 pandemic may have put the kibosh on your favorite Fourth of July celebration, but there are still plenty of virtual concerts to keep you entertained on our nation’s birthday, including performances from Brad Paisley, Tim McGraw, Lady A, Trace Adkins, Brantley Gilbert, Lauren Alaina, Tenille Townes, Willie Nelson, Robert Earl Keen and more.

Here’s how to watch a handful of the biggest Fourth of July bashes.

Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular

  • City: New York City
  • Time: 7 p.m. CT
  • Watch: NBC
  • Performers: Lady A, Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, The Killers, John Legend and The Black Eyed Peas

A Capitol Fourth

  • City: Washington, D.C.
  • Time: 7 p.m. CT
  • Watch: PBS, pbs.org, Facebook & YouTube
  • Performers: Trace Adkins, Brantley Gilbert, Lauren Alaina, Patti LaBelle, John Fogerty, RenĂ©e Fleming, The Temptations, Andy Grammer, Yolanda Adams, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Kelli O’Hara, Chrissy Metz, Mandy Gonzalez and members of the National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of top pops conductor Jack Everly

Let Freedom Sing

  • City: Nashville
  • Time: 9 p.m. CT
  • Watch: News Channel 5 (in Nashville) and newschannel5.com
  • Performers: John Hiatt, Lilly Hiatt, Keb’ Mo’ and Tenille Townes

CNN’s The Fourth in America

  • City: New York City and Washington, D.C.
  • Time: 7 p.m. CT
  • Watch: CNN.com (subscribers) and CNN app
  • Performers: Billy Ray Cyrus, Martina McBride, Jewel, Barry Manilow, Kenny Loggins, Andy Grammer, Carlos Santana and Cindy Blackman Santana, CeCe Winans, Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo, The O’Jays, Don McLean, Jesse Colin Young and Little Kids Rock, Burt Bacharach & Musicians from the Berklee College of Music, Harlem Gospel Choir, the original Broadway cast of Girl From the North Country, and the cast of Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations

Robert Earl Keen’s Virtual Fourth on the River

  • City: Kerrville, Texas
  • Time: 7 p.m. CT
  • Watch: Facebook and YouTube
  • Performers: Robert Earl Keen, Cody Canada, Willow City Music and Josh Morningstar

Willie Nelson’s Fourth of July Picnic

  • City: Luck, Texas
  • Time: 3:30 p.m. CT
  • Watch: luck.stream ($35/$45)
  • Performers: Willie Nelson & Family, Asleep At The Wheel, Charley Crockett, Devon Gilfillian, John Doe, Johnny Bush, Kinky Friedman, Kurt Vile, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Lyle Lovett, Margo Price, Matthew Houck, The McCrary Sisters, Particle Kid, Randy Rogers & Wade Bowen, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Robert Earl Keen, Shakey Graves, Sheryl Crow, Steve Earle, The Peterson Brothers, Vincent Neil Emerson and Ziggy Marley

photos: Tim McGraw, Martina McBride, Willie Nelson, Tenille Townes by Curtis Hilbun, AFF-USA.com; Lauren Alaina by Tammie Arroyo, AFF-USA.com; Brad Paisley by TCD

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Chris Young Earns 3 CMA Award Nominations

Chris Young Earns 3 CMA Award Nominations

Congrats to Chris Young who is a 3-time CMA Award nominee this year.

His song “Famous Friends”, which he sings with Kane Brown, racked up nominations in the categories of Single, Musical Event, and Video of the Year.

Talking about his nominations, Chris says “I was blown away by the fact that there were three award nominations for the song. I mean, there’s so much that’s gone into it and so many people that have fallen in love with it and supported it and, you know, just having a hit with your friend in the first place is great with a song like “Famous Friends” with my buddy Kane Brown, but then to be nominated for three different CMA Awards, including Single of the Year. It’s just incredible.”

Chris, Kane and all the other nominees will learn if they’re taking home trophies, when the 55th Annual CMA Awards are handed out in Nashville on Wednesday November 10 – broadcasted live on ABC.

Photo Credit: Jeff Johnson