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Fab Fourth: Beach Boys, Chicago and James Taylor Among Artists Playing Independence Day Concerts

iStock/ThinkstockPeople will be gathering together across the U.S. today to celebrate Independence Day and, as usual, a variety of music acts will help fans mark the occasion by playing concerts in various cities. Among the veteran artists who will entertain audiences are The Beach Boys, James Taylor and recently inducted Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Chicago.

The Beach Boys will bring their sounds of summer to the Coney Island Boardwalk in Brooklyn, New York. Taylor will perform at the renowned Tanglewood venue in Lennox, Massachusetts. Chicago will play a special show at Los Angeles' famous Hollywood Bowl that will feature accompaniment by the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. Both Taylor's and Chicago's concerts also will feature a festive fireworks display.

Other well-known veteran pop and rock acts set to perform around North America include Felix Cavaliere's Rascals, Foreigner, Grand Funk Railroad, KC and the Sunshine Band, The Lovin' Spoonful, The O'Jays and ex-Beach Boys singer/songwriter Brian Wilson.

Here's an alphabetical rundown of many of the artists that will be playing Independence Day concerts:

The Beach Boys -- Brooklyn, NY, The Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk
Cheap Trick -- Fort Bragg, NC, Fort Bragg 4th of July Celebration
Chicago -- Los Angeles, CA, Hollywood Bowl
Mark Farner -- Elgin, IL, Grand Victoria Casino - Casino Fest Park
Felix Cavaliere's Rascals -- Elgin, IL, Festival Park
Foreigner -- San Rafael, CA, Marin County Fair
Grand Funk Railroad, The Family Stone -- Miami Beach, FL, North Shore Park
Joan Jett & the Blackhearts -- Dublin, OH, City of Dublin Independence Day Celebration
KC and the Sunshine Band -- Dublin, OH, Dublin Coffman High School
KISS -- Tucson, AZ, Casino Del Sol Resort
The Lovin' Spoonful -- Springfield, OR, Light of Liberty
Michael McDonald -- Camden, NJ, Wiggins Waterfront Park
The O'Jays -- Philadelphia, PA, Wawa Welcome America 4th of July Concert
Smokey Robinson, Kenny Loggins -- Washington, D.C., U.S. Capitol Building - A Capitol Fourth
The Romantics -- Kansas City, MO, Jackson County's 4th of July Celebration
Styx -- Blue Ash, OH, Blue Ash Summit Park
James Taylor -- Lenox, MA, Koussevitzky Music Shed at Tanglewood
War -- Las Vegas, NV, Moapa Paiude Travel Plaza
Brian Wilson -- Toronto, ON, Canada, Massey Hall

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