John Legend will give a headlining performance during the 2020 Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular.
Today confirmed that Legend will perform during the Independence Day celebration Saturday in New York, along with Lady A, the Killers, Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley and the Black Eyed Peas.
Today co-host Craig Melvin will host the event, which airs Saturday at 8 p.m. EST on NBC. The telecast will begin with a special performance by National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman.
Saturday’s celebration will mark the end of Macy’s daily fireworks shows in New York, which begin Monday. The event will conclude with highlights from the week’s shows and a live grand finale. To discourage crowds, the fireworks displays will launch unannounced at both land- and water-based locations in the city on select days leading up to the Fourth of July.
The telecast will include footage captured of each display from the week, culminating in Saturday night’s grand finale.