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Classic crooner Frankie Valli will entertain Washington concertgoers — and television viewers around the country — this Fourth of July. PBS announced Monday the legendary Jersey Boy as the headliner for its A Capitol Fourth concert.
Before Valli makes a stop on the West Lawn of the Capitol for the annual Independence Day show, fans of the 1960s hit-maker will get the chance to see the story of Valli and his bandmates from The Four Seasons on the big screen. The movie adaptation of “Jersey Boys,” the Tony-award winning musical chronicling the life and times of Valli and his music, will hit theaters June 20.
Expect to hear favorite tunes like “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Sherry” and “Grease” when the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer performs at the nation’s 238th birthday party. Tom Bergeron, the host of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” will return as host of the program. The rest of the concert lineup will be announced soon.
A Capitol Fourth airs live from Washington on PBS Friday, July 4 from 8-9:30 p.m. and is also broadcast to U.S. troops serving around the world.