'American Ninja Warrior's' Matt Iseman & Akbar Gbajabiamila return to host 2-hour live telecast
NBC's annual "Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular" celebrates Independence Day with some of the biggest names in music. Kelly Clarkson, Ricky Martin, Blake Shelton, Keith Urban and others will take the stage before the firework display the show is known for.
NBC's Emmy Award-nominated "American Ninja Warrior's" Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbajabiamila return for the second year as hosts of the broadcast, which airs Wednesday, July 4 (8-10 p.m. ET/PT), with an hour-long encore presentation at 10 p.m.
The 42nd annual Macy's 4th of July firework display over the East River will feature an incredible pyrotechnic spectacle, igniting the skyline with more than 75,000 shells, making it Macy's largest firework display since the millennial celebration in 2000. The show will be accompanied by the West Point Band and Glee Club and their renditions of patriotic classics such as "Stars & Stripes Forever" and "The Star Spangled Banner."
In celebration of the 100th anniversary of "God Bless America," the special will also feature an all-new recording of the patriotic classic by Clarkson with the West Point Band and Glee Club as the backdrop to the show's famed "Golden Mile," an array of golden-hued effects for a mile across the river.