Dierks Bentley, Kelly Clarkson, Brad Paisley, Flo Rida and Meghan Trainor have been confirmed as performers on this year’s Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular airing on NBC. The annual event features musical performances as well as 50,000+ pyrotechnic shells and effects set to a 25 minute synchronized display. NBC plans to air the 4th of July celebration at 8pm ET/PT with an encore airing at 10pm.
“NBC is excited to join Macy’s once again in celebrating the 4th of July,” said Doug Vaughan, Executive Vice President, Special Programs and Late Night, NBC Entertainment. “We have an amazing line up of artists to complement the fireworks spectacle that will dazzle from two locations along the East River.”
“This year’s Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks will be an amazing spectacle featuring more than 50,000 effects in the nation’s largest Independence Day celebration,” stated Amy Kule, Executive Producer of Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks. “Setting the patriotic tone for the high flying explosions will be a magnificent score featuring the U.S. Air Force Band and renowned artists Emilio and Gloria Estefan, debuting their inspiring original song, ‘America’ with VH1 Save the Music’s Park Place Community Middle School Choir, as well as music stars CeCe Winans and Rodney Atkins performing new versions of classic patriotic tunes.”
This year’s fireworks displays will be shot off from two locations: the East River in midtown and the South Street Seaport district. Willie Geist and Tamron Hall from Today will host the show and will lead the chorus of ooohs and aaahhs at the display of fireworks in 22 different colors and featuring stars, hearts, dragons, spiderwebs, and octopi.