Hailee Steinfeld, Brad Paisley, and Lady Antebellum are confirmed to perform on NBC’s Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular, and American Ninja Warrior‘s Akbar Gbajabiamila, Matt Iseman, and Kristine Leahy are set to host this year’s holiday special. The 2017 July 4th special will include the largest fireworks display in 10 years backed by the West Point Band and Glee Club along with featured vocalists Heather Headley, Craig Campbell, and Jamie Barton & the USO Troupe of Metropolitan New York.
“Our lineup of amazing musical acts and personalities will be the perfect lead-in to the incredible fireworks display the nation waits for all year,” stated Doug Vaughan, Executive Vice President, Specials & Late Night Programming, NBC Entertainment. “NBC is proud to partner with Macy’s and these talented artists to create the ultimate destination to celebrate Independence Day.”
The two-hour broadcast will air at 8pm ET/PT, with an encore presentation at 10pm ET/PT.
Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular will feature a firework display over the East River. Per NBC, “The incredible pyrotechnic spectacle, igniting the skyline with more than 60,000 shells launched from five barges positioned in midtown, will be the country’s largest display in over a decade and promises to be a must-see show from coast-to-coast.”
Last year’s fireworks show was watched by more than 6.9 million viewers, up 2 million over 2015’s broadcast.