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Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular

Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular

  • 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.
On Tuesday, July 4, 2023 from 8-10pm ET (live)/PT (tape), NBC broadcast the 2023 MACY'S 4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR, hosted by Rutledge Wood and Zuri Hall, with performances by Ashanti, Bebe Rexha, Ja Rule, Jelly Roll, Lainey Wilson and LL COOL J featuring DJ Z-Trip & The Roots.

The broadcast includes special segments featuring actors Caleb McLaughlin, George Lopez, Mayan Lopez, and Raymond Lee as well as non-profit organization Dance to Unite. Team USA gymnasts currently training for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, including Olympic Silver Medalist Jordan Chiles, 2022 U.S. All-Around Champion Konnor McClain and three-time World medalist Shilese Jones will also make an appearance.

This year's revelry will launch more than 60,000 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. New effects include a mile-wide waving flag created by a combination of red, white and blue palm and strobing shells, sunflower ring with crackling pistil shells, red stop sign-shaped effects and new Ghost pyro that turn from one color to another in an on/off design featuring four different hues. The symphony of colors and shapes are set to a musical score honoring America's musical trailblazers. Produced by Ray Chew -- famed musical director and maestro for some of the nation's most popular entertainment programming -- the 25-minute score features American classics and new works curated from a variety of genres, including Motown, country and hip-hop. The U.S. Army Field Band and Soldiers' Chorus will be featured along with Sgt. 1st Class Kyra Dorn and rap duo Staff Sgts. Lamar Riddick & Nicholas Feemster with Ray Chew. Additional highlights include performances by country star Brett Young with Amanda Shaw and the Harlem School of the Arts Dorothy Maynor Singers, as well as R&B sensation Jazmine Sullivan all featured with an impressive color-burst backdrop of pyrotechnics. The Macy's Fireworks will culminate in an awe-inspiring signature moment, the Macy's Golden Mile. Honoring the late legendary trailblazer Tina Turner, thousands of golden-hued shells will create a dramatic cascade effect stretching for more than a mile across the East River.


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Brad Lachman Productions


  • - New York City, New York USA