Entertainment Music Lady A, John Legend and Tim McGraw to Perform During Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular The Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular airs July 4 at 8 p.m. EST on NBC By Brianne Tracy Brianne Tracy Instagram Twitter Brianne Tracy is a staff writer on the PEOPLE music team. She has been with the brand since starting as an intern nearly six years ago, covering all things entertainment across print and digital platforms. She earned her Bachelors in Broadcast Journalism at the University of Southern California and has been seen on Good Morning America. People Editorial Guidelines Published on June 29, 2020 08:25AM EDT Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Frazer Harrison/AMA2016/Getty; Jason Kempin/Getty; Jerod Harris/Getty The 44th annual Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular is set to be star-spangled. This year's Independence Day celebration will include a lineup of performances by Lady A (formerly Lady Antebellum), John Legend, Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, the Black Eyed Peas and the Killers, PEOPLE can exclusively announce. Today anchor Craig Melvin will host the two-hour live telecast, which will air live from New York City and kick off with a special performance by National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman. After the performances, the event will conclude with a fireworks show captured from a series of weeklong surprise displays across all five of N.Y.C.'s boroughs, in addition to a live grand finale. Beginning June 29 and culminating on July 4, the displays will launch unannounced on select evenings at one or two land or water-based locations throughout the city. Each brief but powerful five-minute display will showcase Macy's signature pyrotechnic design and scale, with fireworks reaching up to 1,000 feet in select locations. The displays were created so that all New Yorkers could experience the fireworks without creating crowds amid the ongoing novel coronavirus, COVID-19, pandemic. July 4 Firework Shows Won't Be the Same This Year — Here Are Some Changes Cities Are Making The Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular airs July 4 at 8 p.m. EST on NBC. An encore presentation will follow at 10 p.m. EST.