The Fourth of July holiday will feature several traditional music and fireworks specials on Tuesday in prime time television and online streaming. Here is an overview:
A quarter of the Capitol
PBS/PBS.org at 8:00 p.m. ET
The 43rd annual celebration will be broadcast live from the US Capitol’s West Lawn and will be hosted this year by Alfonso Ribeiro. A total of 20 cameras spread across the city will capture the fireworks around the National Mall.
Scheduled appearances include Boyz II Men, Chicago, Belinda Carlisle, Babyface, Maddie & Tae, Charles Esten, Renée Fleming and Adrienne Warren with appearances from America’s Got Talent Finalists Northwell Nurse Choir, National Symphony Orchestra and US Army Band perform “Pershing’s Own” during fireworks accompanied by live cannon fire from the US Army’s Presidential Salute Battery.
Watch the PBS live stream on Deadline here:
Macy’s fireworks on July 4th
NBC/Peacock, 8 p.m. ET/PT
The 47th annual event will be hosted by Rutledge Wood and Zuri Hall of New York City. Five barges positioned between East 26th Street and East 40th Street along the East River will launch fireworks, accompanied by a Ray Chew-produced score honoring American musical pioneers
Scheduled musical performances include Ashanti, Bebe Rexha, Ja Rule, Jelly Roll, Lainey Wilson and LL Cool J, with DJ Z-Trip & the Roots. Also performing: The US Army Field Band and Soldiers’ Chorus along with Sgt. Sgt. 1st Class Kyra Dorn and the rap duo Staff Sgts. Lamar Riddick & Nicholas Feemster with Chew; country star Brett Young with Amanda Shaw and the Harlem School of the Arts Dorothy Maynor Singers; and Jazmine Sullivan.
Macy’s signature Golden Mile honors the late Tina Turner with gold-toned shells that form a waterfall Effect across the East River.
The fourth in America
CNN/CNN.com, 7 p.m. ET
Hosted by Dana Bash and Boris Sanchez in Washington, DC and Victor Blackwell and Cari Campion in San Diego, the special presentation offers viewers a front row seat to fireworks shows in Boston, Chicago, Fort Lauderdale, New York City and DC cities, among others. Scheduled appearances include Demi Lovato, Post Malone, Alanis Morrissette, Shania Twain and Brad Paisley, as well as a special ensemble performance by the United States Air Force Band.
A big celebration of Independence Day
Fox News Channel, 8 p.m. ET
The two-hour live special is co-hosted by Aishah Hasnie, Johnny “Joey” Jones, Carley Shimkus and Jimmy Failla, while correspondent Alexis McAdams reports live from the top of the Empire State Building in New York City. Featured: Live fireworks from NYC and Washington, DC, along with patriotic musical performances and themed packages highlighting stories of American freedom.
Spectacular Boston Pops fireworks
Bloomberg TV/Bloomberg Radio (Sirius XM), 8 p.m. ET
The Boston Symphony Orchestra returns to the Hatch Shell on the Charles River Esplanade. Keith Lockhart conducts the Boston Pops and performs Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture” followed by fireworks over the Charles River.
In addition to the En Vogue headliners, Broadway star Mandy Gonzalez (in the heights), country duo Locash, cast members of the Pops’ recent concert presentation of “Ragtime: The Symphonic Concert,” as well as the US Army Field Band and Soldiers’ Chorus.
Bloomberg Television’s Carol Massar and Romaine Bostick will co-host.
Big Bay Boom fireworks
8:30 p.m. PT, KTLA 5 (Los Angeles)
The annual fireworks display is performed from four barges on San Diego Bay.