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Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular

Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular

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  • Premiered: 
    July 4, 2000
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  • Network: NBC
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Special, Annual
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
  • Subject Matter: Holiday
  • Tags: Independence Day/4th of July

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Plot Synopsis

Each year since 1967, New York City has celebrated Independence Day with fireworks and music.
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On Sunday, July 4, 2021 from 8-10pm ET (live)/PT (tape), NBC broadcast the 2021 MACY'S 4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR, hosted by Renee Elise Goldsberry and Ryan Eggold and with performances by Blake Shelton, Jonas Brothers, Black Pumas, Coldplay, OneRepublic, Reba McEntire and more.

The 45th annual event includes a fireworks show with 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 features 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.

For the first time in Macy's Fireworks broadcast history, a spectacular drone light show is featured. During the Jonas Brothers' performance, 350 drones are 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.

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Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Brad Lachman Productions

Settings

  • - New York City, New York USA