Pitbull, Kenny Chesney, 5 Seconds of Summer, Meghan Trainor to Perform at 'Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular' | NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Pitbull, Kenny Chesney, 5 Seconds of Summer, Meghan Trainor to Perform at 'Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular'

The 2016 display, which will include more than 56,000 pyrotechnic effects, will be fired from five locations on the East River in midtown and within the Seaport district

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    Meghan Trainor will be performing at NBC's annual 'Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular.' (Published Friday, July 1, 2016)

    Kenny Chesney, 5 Seconds of Summer, Meghan Trainor, the Radio City Rockettes, Pitbull and DNCE are set to perform at this year's "Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular" Monday on NBC. 

    "Today" co-hosts Willie Geist and Tamron Hall will return to host the two-hour Monday broadcast featuring fireworks lighting up sky over New York City.

    The 2016 display, which will include more than 56,000 pyrotechnic effects, will be fired from five locations on the East River in midtown and within the Seaport district. This year, the 25-minute display will introduce pyro-writing, which uses fireworks to spell out USA in the sky.

     

    Amy Kule, the executive producer of the event, said in a press release that this is their biggest show since the millennial display in 2000, which included more than 60,000 firework shells launched from 13 barges surrounding New York City. The is the 40th year of the annual event. 

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    "We are projecting that 43 million Americans are going to be traveling this holiday season," Tamra Johnson of AAA said. (Published Friday, July 1, 2016)

    The fireworks celebration will be choreographed to an arrangement of patriotic musical selections, including "This Land is Your Land," "The Star-Spangled Banner," "God Bless America," among others. The show will culminate with a rendition of "America the Beautiful" performed by Jennifer Holliday and the United States Air Force Band. A bell will also chime 13 times during the display to pay homage to the original 13 colonies.