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Join the First Family in celebrating the Fourth of July with a concert and a view of fireworks on the South Lawn streamed live on

Tonight, the First Family is celebrating the Fourth of July by hosting more than 1,200 military heroes and their families for a barbeque, a USO show featuring Train and Amos Lee, and an extraordinary view of national capital fireworks from the South Lawn. You can check it all out on, or watch from anywhere with our mobile apps.

Here's the full live stream schedule:

  • 6:30 PM EDT: President Obama delivers remarks from the South Lawn
  • 8:15 PM EDT: USO show featuring Grammy Award-winning band Train and celebrated singer/songwriter Amos Lee
  • 9:10 PM EDT: National capital fireworks display

Check out some of our favorite photos and video from last year, plus a special message from First Lady Michelle Obama encouraging all Americans to give back to our military families.

Watch the Independence Day video here.