NBC celebrates the nation’s birthday with all-star performances by Ariana Grande, Hunter Hayes, Miranda Lambert and Lionel Richie on the live broadcast of the Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular.
Hosted by America’s Got Talent’s Nick Cannon, the show will air Friday, July 4th from 8-10 p.m. ET/PT with an encore presentation at 10 pm highlighting the second hour of the special.
“NBC is thrilled to once again join with Macy’s to celebrate the 4th of July,” states Doug Vaughan, Executive Vice President, Special Programs and Late Night, NBC Entertainment. “We have an incredible array of musical performers to complement the fireworks spectacle from the iconic Brooklyn Bridge.”
The Brooklyn Bridge will serve as a dramatic stage for dazzling pyrotechnics as the 38th annual Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular returns to the East River. Set to deliver the nation’s largest display of patriotic firepower and ready to dazzle more than 3 million spectators and millions on television, the Macy’s Fireworks will be launched from barges positioned on the lower East River.
“Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks are a one-of-a-kind spectacle that will once again inspire audiences nationwide as we illuminate the shores of lower Manhattan and Brooklyn with stunning effects, color and sound,” says Amy Kule, executive producer of Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks. “We are thrilled to be working with our partners in the City of New York to have the magnificent Brooklyn Bridge as our canvas and stunning backdrop for this year’s bigger-than life display.
“NBC is thrilled to once again join with Macy’s to celebrate the 4th of July.”
Since 1976 Macy’s Fireworks have grown in scale and artistry as they burst to life over many of New York City’s waterways and neighborhoods. Incorporating landmarks and milestones is a Macy’s Fireworks signature. Macy’s last showcased the Brooklyn Bridge in its fireworks spectacle in 1995. This year’s creative presentation of the bridge’s renowned architecture will reach new heights of imagination during the 25-minute display.
Kule continues, “We’ve had our eye set to feature this world-famous landmark in our show for many years and with the advancements in pyrotechnic technology and artistry, we expect to create jaw-dropping effects that will delight millions of spectators as this quintessential New York icon joins the 4th of July party.”