Fireworks 4th of July 2012: White House Concert Schedule, Live Stream [PHOTOS]
By Sally Garcia, EnStarz | Jul 03, 2012 10:41 PM EDT
President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama watch the fireworks over the National Mall from the White House on July 4, 2009. (Photo : (Official White House Photo by)
The White House will live stream the 4th of July fireworks show from Washington D.C. on its website Wednesday starting at 8 p.m. EST.
The Independence Day celebrations will begin with a concert from country music star Brad Paisley at the South lawn starting at 8 p.m. EST on WhiteHouse.gov/live. The concert is organized by the USO, to honor members of the U.S. military and their families.
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The performance will be followed by the display of the "National Mall fireworks" show.
Over the years, Presidents have celebrated Independence Day with commemorative ceremonies, White House picnics, family gatherings, and of course, fireworks.
Last year, Obama hosted more than 1,200 military heroes and their families for a barbeque and a performance by band "Train."
See photos of historic 4th of July Fireworks' celebrations:
Crowds attend the fireworks on the National Mall with the Washington Monument in the background. Eisenhower administration, 7/4/1954. (White House)
White House staff members watch Fourth of July fireworks from the White House lawn. The Washington Monument and Jefferson Memorial are in the background. Nixon administration, 7/4/69.
Ronald Reagan and Nancy Reagan, with Earle Jorgensen, Caroline Deaver and Mike Deaver, watch the fireworks at the July 4th Independence Day Picnic on the South Lawn of the White House. 7/4/81.
President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama watch the fireworks over the National Mall from the White House on July 4, 2009. (White House)
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