Fourth of July 2018 concerts on TV: Kelly Clarkson, Jimmy Buffett, Rachel Platten and more
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The annual Fourth of July concerts on NBC, PBS and Bloomberg TV offer a variety of entertainment, including musical performances and eye-popping fireworks. Here's a rundown of what people can expect this year on Independence Day:

"Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular" (NBC)

WHEN: 8-10 p.m. ET/PT (Encore highlights from 10-11 p.m. ET/PT)

WHERE: New York City — East River

ADMISSION: Click here for details.

PERFORMERS: Kelly Clarkson, Ricky Martin, Blake Shelton, Keith Urban, West Point Band and Glee Club

HOSTS: Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbajabiamila of NBC's "American Ninja Warrior"

According to NBC, the Macy's 4th of July fireworks display this year will have 75,000 shells, making it Macy's largest firework display since the Millennial Celebration in 2000. In celebration of the 100th anniversary of "God Bless America," the show will have a new recording of Clarkson performing the song with the West Point Band and Glee Club. The West Point Band and Glee Club will also perform "Stars and Stripes Forever" and "The Star-Spangled Banner."

"A Capitol Fourth" (PBS)

WHEN: 8-9:30p.m. ET/PT 

WHERE: Washington, D.C. — West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol

ADMISSION: Free and open to the public

PERFORMERS: The Beach Boys, Jimmy Buffett, the Broadway cast of "Escape to Margaritaville," CeCe Winans, Pentatonix, The Temptations, Luke Combs, Lauren Alaina, Joshua Bell, Renée Fleming, National Symphony Orchestra 

HOST: John Stamos

The Beach Boys will receive the A Capitol Fourth's National Artistic Achievement Award, which will be presented by Stamos, a longtime friend and drummer of the Beach Boys. Another highlight will be Fleming performing "You'll Never Walk Alone" to honor members of the U.S. military. The performance by the cast of "Escape to Margaritaville" (the jukebox musical of Buffett's hits) will be the cast's first post-Broadway performance before the production goes on tour. In addition to the PBS telecast, "A Capitol Fourth" will be live-streamed on PBS, YouTube, Facebook, and available as Video on Demand from July 4-18.

"Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular" (Bloomberg TV)

WHEN: 8-11 p.m. ET/PT (A concert with the same performers, but no fireworks, will be held July 3 from 8-10 p.m. ET)

WHERE: Boston — Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation’s Hatch Memorial Shell on the Charles River Esplanade

ADMISSION: Free and open to the public

PERFORMERS: Boston Pops Orchestra, Rachel Platten, Indigo Girls, Rhiannon Giddens, Tanglewood Festival Chorus

HOSTS: Bloomberg TV's Alix Steel and Bloomberg Radio's Carol Massar, with additional reporting by Bloomberg TV's Matt Miller. Boston Bloomberg Radio's Janet Wu will serve as a reporter for the show's digital streaming.

This is the first time that Platten, Indigo Girls and Giddens will perform on "Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular." Also new this year, the show will have a tribute to Leonard Bernstein, in honor of what would have been his 100th birthday. Rita Moreno, who won an Oscar for starring in the 1961 film adaptation of Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim's "West Side Story," will pay tribute to him at the show. In addition to being televised on Bloomberg, "Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular" can also be heard on Bloomberg Radio and streamed on