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, Renée 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

Daily Dose

Brian Kelley Finds A Solo Home

Brian Kelley Finds A Solo Home

Earlier this year Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard announced that while Florida Georgia Line would continue, both guys would also be venturing out to do their own musical projects. As their FGL song “Long Live” is knocking on the door to number-1, Tyler is also climbing the chart with Tim McGraw and their duet “Undivided.”

Now, Brian is giving fans a taste of what’s to come with his solo project – he shared, “There’s a new kind of cowboy in town…who’s ready to ride this wave? Can’t wait for y’all to hear this new music.”

Brian also made some news in announcing that he’s partnering with Warner Music Nashville when it comes to any future solo projects he has, “I couldn’t be more grateful for everyone who has helped me on my journey to get here. I’m humbled to team up with Warner Music Nashville to take the music I’ve been dreamin’ and schemin’ up to the next level. This is just the beginning of a whole new adventure. My vision for what’s next is a vibe and state of mind – get ready to ride the wave with ya Beach Cowboy, y’all!”

Photo Credit: Ben Christensen