President and First Lady to welcome military families to televised White House July 4th celebration
President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump will celebrate Independence Day at the White House by welcoming military families to the South Lawn for an afternoon picnic. In the evening, staff and guests will join the military families to enjoy the traditional fireworks display provided by the National Park Service.
The President and First Lady are excited to extend this year’s Fourth of July celebration to people across the country through a television partnership that will allow viewers to take part in special live performances on the South Lawn of the White House. Hosted by the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation, the 90 minute event will feature live performances from musical artists Sara Evans, pianist Lola Astanova, former American Idol finalist Jax, recent American Idol finalist Jonny Brenns, “The President’s Own” United States Marines Band, The United States Navy Band Sea Chanters, and The United States Air Force Band’s Max Impact.
“I’m delighted to welcome this new addition to the annual White House July 4th celebration,” said First Lady Melania Trump. “Americans will be able to tune in from their homes and be part of the festivities. Thank you to the National Park Service, the National Park Foundation, and the event sponsors for helping make this possible.”
A live stream will be posted the day of the event that will show the South Lawn picnic and concert while, beginning at 8 p.m. EDT, the Hallmark Channel will also broadcast the concert.
The program is set to start at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Hallmark Channel.