Kris Connor/Getty Images for Capital ConcertsNeil Diamond and Barry Manilow were two of the performers Thursday night at the annual Independence Day celebration in Washington, D.C.
At the event, which aired as a PBS special dubbed A Capitol Fourth, Neil performed "Freedom Song (They'll Never Take Us Down)," the charity single he released this week to benefit victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. Afterward, he encouraged those in attendance to purchase the song in order to help the cause.
Neil also sang "Freedom Song" earlier in the day at the Washington Nationals' baseball game.
For A Capitol Fourth, held in front of thousands at the National Mall, Neil delivered live renditions of "Freedom Song" and his hits "Sweet Caroline" and "America."
After singing "It's a Miracle" and "I Write the Songs" earlier in the show, Barry closed the concert with "Let Freedom Ring," leading into the fireworks display.
The list of performers also included Scotty McCreery, Glee star Darren Criss, Smash actress Megan Hilty, and the cast of Motown: The Musical.
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