The annual Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks extravaganza has just added Katy Perry and Kenny Chesney to the list performers. Airing on NBC on July 4th at 9pm, the 4th of July celebration is the nation’s largest fireworks display, lighting up the sky over New York City with more than 40,000 firework shells.
“NBC is thrilled to have Katy Perry and Kenny Chesney join us in celebrating America’s birthday,” said Doug Vaughan, Senior Vice President of NBC Entertainment’s Special Programs and Late Night, “These stars’ powerful voices and stage presence will serve as the perfect complement to Macy’s captivating visual artistry.”
“As the nation’s premiere Independence Day pyrotechnic display, Macy’s Fireworks ignite the sky with a jaw-dropping celebration each year,” said Amy Kule, executive producer of Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks. “With America’s help we have put together a show like no other, filled with incredible high-flying effects, choreographed to a soaring, patriotic and exuberant score that will cap off a magnificent day of celebration for millions.”
The telecast is expected to be seen by more than 3 million viewers. The theme of this year’s show, the 36th Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks display, is “Ignite the Night.”