About the Show
NBC celebrates the nation's birthday with all-star performances by Ariana Grande, Hunter Hayes, Miranda Lambert and Lionel Richie on the live broadcast of the "Macy's 4th of July Fireworks® Spectacular."
Hosted by "America's Got Talent's" Nick Cannon, the show will air Friday, July 4 (8-10 p.m. ET/PT) with an encore presentation at 10 p.m. highlighting the second hour of the special.
The Brooklyn Bridge will serve as a dramatic stage for dazzling pyrotechnics as the 38th annual "Macy's 4th of July Fireworks® Spectacular" returns to the East River. Set to deliver the nation's largest display of patriotic firepower and ready to dazzle more than three million spectators and millions on television, the Macy's Fireworks will be launched from barges positioned on the lower East River.
Since 1976, Macy's Fireworks have grown in scale and artistry as they burst to life over many of New York City's waterways and neighborhoods. Incorporating landmarks and milestones is a Macy's Fireworks signature. Macy's last showcased the Brooklyn Bridge in its fireworks spectacle in 1995. This year's creative presentation of the bridge's renowned architecture will reach new heights of imagination during the 25-minute display.
Ariana Grande first landed at the top with her first full-length album for Republic Records, "Yours Truly." It debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200, Billboard Digital Albums Chart, and iTunes Overall Albums Chart. In the aftermath, she was named Best New Artist at the American Music Awards in 2013.
Hunter Hayes, a Louisiana-born Nashville-based singer, has earned four Grammy nominations, including Best New Artist in 2013. "I Want Crazy" was nominated this year for Best Country Solo Performance. "Storyline," which is Hayes' new album, was released May 6.
Miranda Lambert is a four-time reigning CMA and five-time ACM Female Vocalist of the Year, a Grammy winner with three award-winning Albums of the Year under her belt, and a happily married woman whose personal foundation, MuttNation, has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for pet shelters across the country.
Lionel Richie is an international superstar who has sold 100 million albums worldwide. Richie is an Oscar winner, five-time Grammy winner, 16-time American Music Award winner, Golden Globe winner, five-time People's Choice Award winner and a World Music Lifetime Achievement Award recipient.
Cited by People magazine as one of the "Top 10 most successful young people in Hollywood," multi-faceted entertainer Nick Cannon is a successful film star, comedian, TV and radio host, musician, writer, director, executive producer and philanthropist. Cannon currently serves as host of NBC's No. 1 summer reality hit "America's Got Talent."
The telecast is a production of Universal Television in association with Macy's. It is produced by Brad Lachman Productions with Lachman serving as executive producer. Bill Bracken is producer.