Kelly Clarkson, Blake Shelton, Keith Urban, Ricky Martin and more will perform at the 42nd annual Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular. American Authors and Brandon Victor Dixon will also join the star-studded broadcast, hosted by NBC’S American Ninja Warrior stars Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbajabiamila.
Dixon will be joined by the Harlem Gospel Choir for a special rendition of “America the Beautiful,” while Urban will perform with Julia Michaels for a song on his set. Clarkson, alongside the West Point Band and Glee Club, will feature their new recording of “God Bless America” for the patriotic anthem’s 100th anniversary. The song will play as a backdrop to the show’s Golden Mile, an array of gold effects stretching for a mile across the East River.
The 42nd annual Macy’s 4th of July firework show combines a pyrotechnic spectacle — which will be Macy’s largest firework display since the Millennial Celebration of 2000 — with spectacular performances. The West Point Band and Glee Club are also set to perform renditions of “Stars & Stripes Forever” and “The Star Spangled Banner.”
“Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular” airs Wednesday (July 4) at 8-10 p.m. ET/PT, with an hour-long encore presentation at 10 p.m.