NBC’s annual "Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular" is set to dazzle.
An all-star lineup will celebrate the nation's birthday including a performance from multiplatinum singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran. The six time Grammy nominated artist joins country music singer Dierks Bentley, Grammy Award-winning Kelly Clarkson, singer/songwriter/guitarist Brad Paisley, rap superstar Flo Rida and Grammy nominated multi-instrumentalist Meghan Trainor.
"Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular" airs Saturday, July 4 (8-10 p.m. ET/PT) with an hour long encore presentation at 10 p.m. NBC will provide a free stream here. You can also download our mobile app and click "Watch Live TV Now."
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Emceed by "Today" show co-hosts Willie Geist and Tamron Hall, America’s most spectacular party will take place from two locations on New York City's East River in midtown and within the South Street Seaport district. The 39th annual Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks will be fired from four barges positioned between 23rd and 37th streets in midtown and from one double-barge positioned below the Brooklyn Bridge.
The 25-minute synchronized fireworks display will feature new shells and effects including multi-colored transformation ghosts, blue and red octopi, crescent moons, patriotic stars, double hearts, roaring dragons, screaming banshees, purple rain, and spider webbed shaped shells. In honor of this year’s bravery theme, the show will combine these mesmerizing effects in 22 different colors, including new neon highlighter yellow, green and pink.
"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," said 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."