'Today' co-hosts Willie Geist and Tamron Hall return to host the two-hour live telecast
NBC's annual "Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular" celebrates the nation's birthday with all-star performances from Kenny Chesney, 5 Seconds of Summer, Meghan Trainor, the Radio City Rockettes and more. "Today" co-hosts Willie Geist and Tamron Hall return to emcee the broadcast airing Monday, July 4 (8-10 p.m. ET/PT) with an hour-long encore presentation at 10 p.m.
The 40th annual Macy's 4th of July fireworks will illuminate the sky over New York City in an unparalleled display of color, shapes, light and sound, from five firing locations on the East River in midtown and within the Seaport district. The 2016 celebration will include more than 56,000 pyrotechnic effects and feature the New York debut of pyro-writing, an explosive version of skywriting created using fireworks that will spell out "USA" in the night sky.
The 25-minute synchronized display will be choreographed to a soaring and patriotic score performed by the United States Air Force Band and the one-and-only Jennifer Holliday.