On Saturday, July 4th, the Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks® will rumble to life over New York City skies in the 39th annual celebration – Brave. Set over the East River, the nation’s largest Independence Day pyrotechnic display will extend to two locations this year. Beginning at approximately 9:20 PM, the celebration will dazzle the shorelines of Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn with an unparalleled spectacle of color, light and sound commemorating the holiday and our nation’s heroes.
Independence Day spectators from coast-to-coast can catch all the action in the sky by tuning to NBC’s two-hour national broadcast of Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular beginning at 8:00 PM ET (check local listings). In addition to the pyrotechnic splendor, the 4th of July’s most popular entertainment special will feature the hottest acts in music.
Grammy® Award winning gospel artist, CeCe Winans has provided powerful vocals for the patriotic favorite “My Country ‘tis of Thee,” and six-time chart-topping country star Rodney Atkins will stun the crowds with his soulful interpretation of “America the Beautiful.” 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’.
“This year’s Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks will be an amazing spectacle featuring more than 50,000 effects spread over two locations in the nation’s largest Independence Day celebration,” said Amy Kule, Executive Producer of Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks. All three recordings will be available as a free limited time downloads on macys.com/fireworks from July 1st – July 5th.
Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks are made possible in part by signature partners Cracker Jack®, The Howard Hughes Corporation®, KFC®, KOOL-AID®, PLANTERS, and are presented in partnership with the City of New York.