Now we have two large-scale choices for the 4th of July. And neither involves wedging into a noisy crowd of COVID-deniers.
NBC has just announced its plan for the night. It includes some country, some rock, a tad of poetry and a lot of fireworks. That’s at the same time that PBS (see separate story) has country, pop, Broadway …. and a lot of fireworks.
The annual NBC event has been linked to Macy’s fireworks (shown here in a previous year), which were on hold for a while, while New York worked out a way to avoid people congregating:
Each night (Monday through Friday, June 29 to July 3), there will be quick, five-minute fireworks in one of the five boroughs. On Saturday, NBC will show those five plus a finale.
The show wiill be from 8-10 p.m.; the night will start with Amanda Gorman (the national youth poet laureate) and end with the fireworks. In between will be the music – Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, John Legend, Lady A, Black Eyed Peas and The Killers. Highlights will be repeated from 10-11 p.m.