Brad Paisley to Perform at NBC’s Annual ‘Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular”

NBC announced today that Brad Paisley will perform at their annual “Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular” to celebrate the nation’s birthday along with fellow artists Kelly Clarkson, Meghan Trainor, Dierks Bentley and Flo Rida. America’s most spectacular party will take place from two locations on the East River in midtown and within the South Street Seaport district. Adding a second location this year will provide even more dazzling pyrotechnics as the 39th annual Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks ignite the New York City skyline. The show will be fired from four barges positioned between 23rdand 37thstreets in midtown and from one double-barge positioned below the Brooklyn Bridge. Emceed by “TODAY” show co-hosts Willie Geist and Tamron Hall, the show will air Saturday, July 4 (8-10 p.m. ET/PT) with an hour long encore presentation at 10 p.m.

“NBC is excited to join Macy’s once again in celebrating the 4th of July,” said Doug Vaughan, Executive Vice President, Special Programs and Late Night, NBC Entertainment. “We have an amazing line up of artists to complement the fireworks spectacle that will dazzle from two locations along the East River.”

In honor of this year’s bravery theme, the presentation will include more than 50,000 pyrotechnic shells and effects during a 25-minute synchronized display. New shells and effects include multi-colored transformation ghosts, blue and red octopi, crescent moons, patriotic stars, double hearts, roaring dragons, screaming banshees, purple rain, and spider webbed shaped shells. The show will combine these mesmerizing effects in 22 different colors, including new neon highlighter yellow, green and pink.

“This year’s Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks will be an amazing spectacle featuring more than 50,000 effects in the nation’s largest Independence Day celebration," said Amy Kule, Executive Producer of Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks. “Setting the patriotic tone for the high flying explosions will be a magnificent score featuring the U.S. Air Force Band and renowned artists Emilio and Gloria Estefan, debuting their inspiring original song, ‘America’ with VH1 Save the Music’s Park Place Community Middle School Choir, as well as music stars CeCe Winans and Rodney Atkins performing new versions of classic patriotic tunes.”

For more information and photos from the show please visit the NBC Universal Media Village website at http://www.nbcumv.com/mediavillage/