Louisiana's own American Idol winner Laine Hardy is set to perform on the west lawn of our United States Capitol on the 4th of July. PBS's 39th annual concert celebration of America, 'A Capitol Fourth' will air on July 4th 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm CST. Check here for your local listings. The performance will also be broadcast to our troops on Armed Forces Radio, and according to PBS, it is 'longest-running live national July 4th TV tradition' in the United States. It will also be live-streamed on PBS.org, YouTube and Facebook.

John Stamos will once again host the patriotic events, and other performers include Lee Brice, Carole King and the cast of the Broadway musical 'Beautiful', Vanessa Carlton, the Muppets of Sesame Street, Gone West featuring Colbie Caillat, and Yolanda Adams