NBC’S ‘MACY’S 4[TH] OF JULY FIREWORKS® SPECTACULAR’ ANNOUNCES STAR-STUDDED LINEUP





NBC’S ‘MACY’S 4[TH] OF JULY FIREWORKS® SPECTACULAR’ ANNOUNCES STAR-STUDDED LINEUP OF MUSICAL ARTISTS AND SPECIAL GUESTS

5 Seconds of Summer, Brett Eldredge, Joaquina Kalukango, Carly Pearce, Pitbull with Filmore, the Cast of Freestyle Love Supreme and Broadway’s “Moulin Rouge! The Musical” Set to Perform

“TODAY” Anchors Craig Melvin and Dylan Dreyer Return to Co-Host the Telecast

Two-Hour Live Event Airs at 8 p.m. ET/PT on NBC and Streams on Peacock with an Encore Presentation to Follow From 10-11 p.m. on NBC

NEW YORK – June 28, 2022 – NBC’s 46th annual “Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks® Spectacular” returns for a dazzling night of fireworks, star-studded musical performances and appearances by special guests.

NBC News’ “TODAY” anchors Craig Melvin and Dylan Dreyer return for the second time to co-host the evening.

The event will air Monday, July 4 (8-10 p.m. ET/PT) on NBC and will stream on Peacock. An encore presentation will follow from 10-11 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.

Chart-toppers 5 Seconds of Summer, Brett Eldredge, Carly Pearce, and Pitbull with Filmore will light up the stage in advance of Macy’s iconic fireworks display on the canvas of New York City’s summer skyline. Lin-Manuel Miranda, James Monroe Iglehart, Kaila Mullady, Dizzy Senze and Anthony Veneziale from the cast of Freestyle Love Supreme will unite for a special performance. Broadway’s “Moulin Rouge! The Musical” cast members Jacqueline B. Arnold, Jessica Lee Goldyn, Tasia Jungbauer and Jeigh Madjus will also take the stage. In addition, celebrity chef and barbecue expert Chef David Rose will join the evening.

Each year, as part of NBC’s “Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks” broadcast, everyday heroes and celebrity guests share their inspirational stories about what it means to live in the United States in a series of segments called “The American Spirit.” This year Craig Ferguson, Padma Lakshmi, Paulina Porizkova and Wolfgang Puck will participate.

The signature jaw-dropping pyrotechnic salute to America will feature a barrage of dazzling shells and effects that will captivate spectators live and on television from coast to coast. This year’s revelry will launch more than 48,000 shells and effects from five barges positioned between 23rd Street and 42nd Street on the East River with prime viewing from three boroughs in New York City.

An annual New York City tradition since 1976, Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks continues to delight millions of spectators with its high-flying multi-sensory experience. The 46th edition of Macy’s Fireworks is conceived, designed and produced by Macy’s with Pyro Spectaculars by Souza. The 25-minute spectacle is synchronized to a rousing musical score and will feature a host of shells and effects in 30 colors and shapes. New shape effects that will wow spectators include tall hat, mushroom and little snake shells, as well as tricolor interlocking rings and blinking smiling faces. This year’s design will launch on average more than 1,900 shells and effects per minute. A third of the total shells in this year’s show will showcase multiple effects bringing more pyrotechnic firepower to the festivities that will span a mile across the East River in a multi-layered presentation, reaching dramatic heights of 1,000 feet to the water’s edge.

No Macy’s Fireworks show would be complete without a dazzling tribute in light and the signature moment of each spectacle, the Macy’s Golden Mile. Showcased to a medley of “My Country Tis of Thee” and “America the Beautiful,” sung by Joaquina Kalukango, the Tony Award-winning star of the Broadway musical “Paradise Square,” thousands of golden-hued shells will create a dramatic cascade effect stretching for more than a mile across the East River.

In an effort to create a more inclusive experience for blind and visually impaired viewers, NBCUniversal is proud to present special with a live audio description on the Secondary Audio Program channel (SAP), provided by Descriptive Video Works. This year’s broadcast will be available with additional audio narration, describing the rich visuals and performances.

The “Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular” telecast is a production of Universal Television in association with Macy’s. It is produced by Brad Lachman Productions with Lachman and Bill Bracken serving as executive producers.



NBC’S ‘MACY’S 4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS® SPECTACULAR’ ADDS HOSTS RENÉE ELISE GOLDSBERRY AND RYAN EGGOLD





NBC’S ‘MACY’S 4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS® SPECTACULAR’ ADDS HOSTS RENÉE ELISE GOLDSBERRY AND RYAN EGGOLD

BLAKE SHELTON AND JONAS BROTHERS WITH SPECIAL GUEST MARSHMELLO JOIN LIST OF CHART-TOPPING PERFORMERS

SPECIAL DRONE LIGHT SHOW TO HONOR TEAM USA BEFORE THE TOKYO OLYMPIC AND PARALYMPIC GAMES

NEW YORK – June 28, 2021 – Renée Elise Goldsberry, a Tony and Grammy Award winner and star of Peacock’s “Girls5eva,” and Ryan Eggold, star of NBC’s “New Amsterdam,” will host the “Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks® Spectacular.”

Blake Shelton is set to perform during the Independence Day broadcast. The Grammy-nominated entertainer begins his “Friends and Heroes 2021 Tour” on Aug. 18.

Jonas Brothers will also join the performer lineup. The Grammy-nominated band will be perform a medley of hits and be joined by special guest Marshmello for a performance of their new song, “Leave Before You Love Me.”

For the first time in Macy’s Fireworks broadcast history, a spectacular drone light show will be featured. During the Jonas Brothers’ performance, 350 drones will be included to honor Team USA as they prepare to depart for the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games. The drones will collectively symbolize the unity and strength of Team USA – meeting together for the first time in the sky before Team USA gathers on the ground in Tokyo.

The annual star-filled TV event airs Sunday, July 4 (8-10 p.m. ET/PT) on NBC with an hourlong encore presentation at 10 p.m. Previously announced acts include Black Pumas, Coldplay, OneRepublic and Reba McEntire. The evening will also include special appearances by some of the top names in entertainment.

Throughout the telecast, a series of uplifting personal stories, called the “American Spirit,” will put the spotlight on the everyday heroes who make this country so special. Olympians Allyson Felix, Simone Manuel, Tatyana McFadden and Jessica Long will share their stories.

At key moments throughout the night, viewers will have the opportunity to donate to Red Nose Day in support of children and families facing hunger and food insecurity.

In an effort to create a more inclusive experience for blind and visually impaired viewers, NBCUniversal is proud to present the full NBC broadcast with live audio description on the Secondary Audio Program channel (SAP), provided by Descriptive Video Works. This year’s broadcast will be available with additional audio narration, describing the rich visuals and performances of the annual special.

The “Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks® Spectacular” telecast is a production of Universal Television in association with Macy’s. It is produced by Brad Lachman Productions with Lachman serving as executive producer. Bill Bracken is co-executive producer.



NBC’S ‘MACY’S 4[TH ]OF JULY FIREWORKS® SPECTACULAR’ IGNITES WITH MUSICAL PERFORMANCES





NBC’S ‘MACY’S 4[TH ]OF JULY FIREWORKS® SPECTACULAR’ IGNITES WITH MUSICAL PERFORMANCES BY BLACK PUMAS, COLDPLAY, ONEREPUBLIC AND REBA MCENTIRE

Two-Hour Live Telecast to Illuminate Both Stage and Sky on Sunday, July 4 (8-10 p.m. ET/PT) on NBC

NEW YORK — June 10, 2021 — NBC’s 45th annual “Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks® Spectacular” tops off Independence Day with its world-renowned fireworks display and a cracking lineup of musical mega-stars. Chart-toppers Black Pumas, Coldplay, OneRepublic, Reba McEntire and more will light up the stage in advance of Macy’s iconic fireworks display on the canvas of New York City’s summer skyline. Additional performers and hosts will be announced at a later date.

The signature can’t-miss event of the summer will broadcast live on Sunday, July 4 (8-10 p.m. ET/PT) on NBC with an hourlong encore presentation at 10 p.m.

This year’s Macy’s Fireworks show will launch more than 65,000 shells and effects from five barges positioned on the East River centered in midtown, delighting New York City spectators and a nationwide television audience. The 25-minute display will feature dozens of colors and shapes, creating dramatic effects a mile across the river and from 1,000 feet in the air to the water’s edge. The musical score is the basis for the fireworks choreography and this year it salutes the hero within – the spirit of optimism and bravery of the American people. Classics such as “The Star-Spangled Banner” and “America the Beautiful,” featuring guest performances from The United States Army Field Band & Soldiers’ Chorus, mix with original instrumentals and a soaring rendition of “Lift Every Voice and Sing” by Broadway Inspirational Voices; creating a moving musical showcase for the pyro in the sky. The score for Macy’s Fireworks will also feature music superstar Tori Kelly singing a powerful rendition of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic “You’ll Never Walk Alone” from the musical Carousel.

“It’s a point of pride for us at NBCU to partner with Macy’s for the fireworks celebration that is synonymous with the Fourth of July for countless families across the county,” said Doug Vaughan, Executive Vice President, Specials Programming, NBCU Entertainment. “Our lineup of spectacular performers for this Independence Day celebration could only possibly be matched by the fireworks we will see lighting up the sky.”

“As America commemorates Independence Day, we are thrilled to join the celebration with a spectacular Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks display honoring the heroic spirit of our nation,” said Will Coss, executive producer of Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks. “Live from New York City, five barges positioned on the East River will launch an epic celebration that will inspire a renewed sense of hope and optimism among our fellow New Yorkers and viewers nationwide.”

The “Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular” telecast is a production of Universal Television in association with Macy’s. It is produced by Brad Lachman Productions with Lachman serving as executive producer. Bill Bracken is co-executive producer.

Lachman’s credits include a variety of NBC specials, including the “Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade,” “Christmas in Rockefeller Center” and “NBC’s 90th Anniversary Special” in addition to “Michael Bublé’s Christmas Special” for five holiday seasons.

ABOUT BLACK PUMAS

Black Pumas is a Grammy-nominated band comprised of singer/songwriter Eric Burton and Grammy Award-winning guitarist and producer Adrian Quesada. The Austin, Texas based duo released their self-titled debut album Black Pumasin 2019, which racked up millions of streams and won overwhelming critical praise and multiple sold-out tours across North America and Europe. The release of Black Pumas was followed by an incredible breakout year, crowned by the duo’s Grammy nominations in 2020 for Best New Artist and in 2021 for Album and Record of the Year. Their anthemic single “Colors” – nominated for Record of the Year at the 2021 Grammys – hit #1 at AAA Radio and has been streamed over 176 million times across all platforms.

ABOUT COLDPLAY

Coldplay formed in London in late 1997. The band have gone on to become one of the planet’s most popular acts, selling more than 100 million copies of their eight Number One albums, which have spawned a string of hits including Yellow, Clocks, Fix You, Paradise, Viva La Vida, A Sky Full Of Stars, Adventure Of A Lifetime, Hymn For The Weekend, Something Just Like This and Orphans. In May 2021, the band released a new single, Higher Power, which received its first play on the International Space Station by French astronaut Thomas Pesquet and has since topped sales and airplay charts around the world.

ABOUT ONEREPUBLIC

Grammy nominated OneRepublic, is comprised of singer/songwriter and lead vocalist Ryan Tedder, guitarists Zach Filkins and Drew Brown, bassist and cellist Brent Kutzle, and drummer Eddie Fisher. The band released their debut set Dreaming Out Loud in 2007. The release included the multi-platinum-selling smash single “Apologize,” which shattered digital sales and airplay records worldwide and received a Grammy Award nomination. The band’s sophomore album, 2009’s Waking Up, produced the hit singles “All the Right Moves,” “Secrets” and “Good Life.” The certified-platinum album Native followed in 2013, featuring the No.1 hit and 33 million plus-selling single “Counting Stars,” along with a worldwide tour. OneRepublic released Oh My My, their fourth full-length album in 2016. During the spring of 2019, the band released “Start Again ft. Logic,” a song featured on the soundtrack for the Netflix drama 13 Reasons Why and “Connection” which was part of FCA’s Summer of Jeep campaign. Most recently, OneRepublic released “Run” off their upcoming album, Human. In 2020, the group released “Lose Somebody” with Kygo and “Wild Life”, which appeared in Disney+’s original movie, Clouds. OneRepublic has amassed 5B streams on Spotify to date. OneRepublic’s tracks, “Rescue Me,” “Somebody To Love”, “Wanted”, “Didn’t I”, and “Better Days” from their upcoming album, Human, are out now.

ABOUT REBA MCENTIRE

Multi-media entertainment mogul Reba McEntire has become a household name through a successful career that spans across music, television, film, theater and retail. The Country Music Hall of Fame and Hollywood Bowl member has won 16 ACM Awards, 15 American Music Awards, 9 People’s Choice Awards, 6 CMA Awards, 3 GRAMMY® Awards, a GMA Dove Award and was a 2018 Kennedy Center Honors recipient, in addition to multiple philanthropic and leadership honors. Reba has celebrated unprecedented success including 35 career No.1 singles and selling over 56 million albums worldwide. Reba recently earned her 60th Top 10 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart, extending her record for the most Top 10 hits among female artists. The Oklahoma native and Golden Globe® nominated actress has 11 movie credits to her name, a lead role on Broadway in Irving Berlin’s Annie Get Your Gun and starred in the six-season television sitcom Reba. Last year, Reba launched her very first Spotify original podcast, Living & Learning with Reba McEntire. Reba recently released the song “Somehow You Do.”



BLACK EYED PEAS, THE KILLERS, LADY A, JOHN LEGEND, TIM MCGRAW AND BRAD PAISLEY SET TO PERFORM





BLACK EYED PEAS, THE KILLERS, LADY A, JOHN LEGEND, TIM MCGRAW AND BRAD PAISLEY SET TO PERFORM DURING NBC’S 44TH ANNUAL ‘MACY’S 4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS® SPECTACULAR’

“TODAY” Anchor Craig Melvin Will Host the Telecast with S­­pecial Performance by National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman to Kick Off the Annual Independence Day Event

All the Performances, Along with Iconic Firework Display, Can Be Seen During the Two-Hour Live Telecast on Saturday, July 4 (8-10 p.m. ET/PT) on NBC

NEW YORK – June 29, 2020 – NBC’s annual “Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks® Spectacular” returns for a dazzling night of fireworks and star-studded musical performances with a two-hour live telecast starting at 8 p.m. The broadcast event will follow a series of weeklong surprise displays of the iconic fireworks across all five of New York City’s boroughs.

NBC News’ “TODAY” anchor Craig Melvin will host the evening, which begins with a special performance by National Youth Poet L­­aureate Amanda Gorman. Black Eyed Peas, The Killers, Lady A, John Legend, Tim McGraw and Brad Paisley will take the stage before the fireworks begin. Spectators in New York City and from coast-to-coast will have a front row view to the unparalleled barrage of color, light and sound.

An encore presentation will follow from 10-11 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.

To allow New Yorkers to experience the fireworks without creating crowds, the annual Independence Day spectacle was reimagined as a series of neighborhood shows. Beginning June 29 and culminating on July 4, the displays will launch unannounced on select evenings at one or two land- or water-based locations across New York City. Each brief but powerful five-minute display will showcase Macy’s signature pyrotechnic design and scale. Firing thousands of dazzling shells per minute, with heights reaching up to 1,000 feet at select locations, this year’s showcase will give millions of New Yorkers across the city spectacular views from the comfort of their homes and neighborhoods.

The entertainment special will feature a presentation of the full Macy’s Fireworks show captured throughout the week, including a live grand finale.

The “Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular” telecast is a production of Universal Television in association with Macy’s. It is produced by Brad Lachman Productions with Lachman serving as executive producer. Bill Bracken is a co-executive producer.

Lachman’s credits include a variety of NBC specials, including the “Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade®,” “Christmas in Rockefeller Center” and “NBC’s 90th Anniversary Special” in addition to “Michael Bublé’s Christmas Special” for five holiday seasons.

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