Katy Perry will help Macy's light up the sky at the annual "Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular" next month.
NBC broke the news Tuesday, confirming Katy Perry and Kenny Chesney will perform in celebration of the nation's 236th birthday.
"NBC is thrilled to have Katy Perry and Kenny Chesney join us in celebrating America's birthday," said Doug Vaughan, Senior Vice President of NBC Entertainment’s Special Programs and Late Night, "These stars’ powerful voices and stage presence will serve as the perfect complement to Macy's captivating visual artistry."
The Macy's 4th of July Fireworks, the nation's largest Fourth of July fireworks display, returns to the Hudson River to illuminate the sky over New York City with a glorious spectrum of colors, shapes and sparkling dazzlers.
More than 40,000 firework shells will ignite the sky for the nation's 236th birthday party. "Ignite the Night," the theme of the 36th annual Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks display, will fire more than 40,000 pyrotechnic shells during a 25-minute synchronized display.
The Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular airs Wednesday, July 4th at 8/7c on NBC.