PRNewsFoto/Capital ConcertsBarry Manilow will return to headline the 35th anniversary edition of A Capitol Fourth, the PBS special celebrating Independence Day that airs live from the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. The show, which also will be broadcast on the American Forces Network, will run from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET July 4.

Manilow, who previously took part in the special in 2009 and 2013, will kick off the extravaganza with a special patriotic medley that hasn’t been performed since the reopening ceremony for the Statue of Liberty in 1986. Barry also will appear during the finale of A Capitol Fourth, which will feature the largest fireworks display in the U.S. Accompanying the singer will be the National Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Jack Everly.

To close out the special, the orchestra will perform Tchaikovsky‘s “1812 Overture” as the United States Army Presidential Salute Battery provides live cannon fire. During the fireworks, cameras will capture the action at various landmarks, including the U.S. Capitol, the White House, and the Washington Monument.

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