WASHINGTON (AP) — Actor Bradley Whitford will be the host for the annual July Fourth concert on the National Mall.

Whitford will introduce a lineup of performers including headliner Barry Manilow, who will perform a patriotic medley.

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The “Capitol Fourth” concert on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol is the prelude to the massive fireworks display on the National Mall. The free event draws hundreds of thousands of visitors and is broadcast each year on PBS and NPR stations.

Whitford is best known for his role on “The West Wing” as an adviser to the president. He currently stars in the comedy-drama “Happyish” on Showtime.

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Other performers for the “Capitol Fourth” concert include KC and the Sunshine Band, country band Alabama and classical pianist Lang Lang.

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