NBC’s annual “Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular” celebrates the nation’s birthday with all-star performances from multiplatinum singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran. The six time Grammy nominated singer joins Dierks Bentley, Kelly Clarkson, Brad Paisley, Flo Rida and 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.
Emceed by “TODAY” show co-hosts Willie Geist and Tamron Hall, America’s most spectacular party will take place from two locations on the 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 presentation will include more than 50,000 pyrotechnic shells and effects during a 25-minute synchronized display. New shells and effects include 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.