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You would have to have been tied up in a cupboard for the last few years to not be aware of the USA’s Macy’s 4th July parade and fireworks show held annually, but this year’s will be even more special thanks to the musical direction from the brilliant and talented USHER.
Usher Raymond, using the concept ‘it begins with a spark’ will liaise with the team from Pyro spectacular by Gary Souza to create a pyro musical display which will, I am sure, wow the viewing public.
He is planning to score the music using inspiration from his own discology and newly written pieces along with hits from Rhianna, Swedish House Mafia and two of music’s late great legends, Frank Sinatra and Jimi Hendrix.
The 37th Annual 4th July Fireworks at Macy’s will be fully choreographed to a cache of 40,000 pieces of pyro artistry for a spectacular 25 minute show.
The event has not been without controversy though as the venue changed four years ago to the Hudson instead of the East River mapping Henry Hudson’s journey into New York. This was, as previously discussed meant to be a temporary arrangement but there is little indication of a move back.
Last year, the music was chosen for the display as a result of a Facebook campaign and whilst very good, it did feel a little like harking back to the 70s and 80s as most of the music featured was from around that era.
I am sure that whatever he puts together, you only have to take a peak at an Usher concert to see how OTT he can get and BLING all the way.
Further Reading: Related Articles About This Years 4th July Spectacular for Macy’s Firework Display
Fireworks, a rodeo, music and fab food – what more do you want?? Well, at the Annual Folsom Pro Rodeo, you’ll get all this and so much more.
This wonderful event hosts a whole range of entertainment with something to suit all of the family.
• Rodeo clowns – these are to distract the bulls from getting to fallen bull-riders
• Silver-dollar dig for children – like a treasure hunt with real treasure
• Variety of food choices in the Cool Down Corral
• A stirring arrival of the American Flag by parachute
• Motocross freestyle daredevil Justin Ayres and his death defying back flip.
• Mutton Busting – children under 6 years old don their helmets and get on board a sheep and see how long they can hang on for
• Wild rodeo action with bulls, broncs and cowboys
• Rodeo queen and colorful horse drill team performances by the Painted Ladies
• Nightly outstanding in-arena fireworks
• Evening live music with the Chris Gardner Band in the Golden Spike Saloon
• Snag tasty treats like funnel cake and finger-lickin’ BBQ sandwiches.
• concessionary stands selling all things ‘wild west and bucking bronco’
The schedule of events is as follows:
6pm Gates Open
7pm Roping Events
8pm Riding Events
8:30pm American Flag arrives by parachute
9:30pm Patriotic Fireworks Display
10pm Live music by the Chris Gardner Band in Mike’s Golden Spike Saloon
This wonderful event takes place over 3-days June 29th, 30th and July 1st starting this evening.
If you are looking for some fireworks to enjoy with your family and friends in the UK this 4th July, get in touch. The amount of bang you get for your buck here in the UK is much higher as the maximum allowed in the states is 500gms of black powder. One of our barrages has over 1.9kg of the same.
We are open 7-days a week and are only too happy to discuss your requirements for you.
Many of us nowadays have friends, colleagues and family members who are American or have American connections.
I thought it might be nice to have a cake to serve at your gathering for this 4th July celebrations when you have your party and fireworks.
The recipe is simple and if I can make and decorate the cake – so can you.
1 lb SR Flour
1 lb caster sugar
1 lb margarine (or butter)
¼ pint of milk
For the buttercream:
1 lb icing sugar
½ lb butter or margarine
Raspberry jam (or jam of your choice)
Blue sugar strands (or blue hundreds and thousands)
Red food colouring
Put all the cake ingredients into a large bowl and using a mixer blend to a smooth batter.
Grease and flour 2 10” loose bottom cake tins (either round or whatever shape you have) split the mixture between the 2 tins and bake in oven (gas mark 5, 190c) for around 20 – 25 minutes or until golden brown (times may need to be adjusted for fan assisted ovens). Test by pushing a skewer into the centre of the cake and if this comes out clean, its ready. If still a little sticky, give it another 5 mins and test again (in a different place).
Once cooked and cooled a little, release from tins onto a wire rack to cool thoroughly.
In the meantime, make the buttercream. Simply put the icing sugar and butter into a bowl and whisk until the butter is completely mixed in and it is an off white colour. Once done, take around 1/3 of the mixture into a smaller bowl and pop in a couple of drops of red food colouring. You should then have a bowl with white butter icing and a smaller one with red.
Spread one half of the cake with the jam and a little of the white butter cream and place the other half on the top.
Then carefully, spread butter icing all round the side of the cake and carefully pick up and cover in blue sugar strands.
Spread remaining icing over the top and then pipe red stripes using the red buttercream.
Finally, make a cut out of a star and hold over the white area and try to put some blue stars on. This is not meant to be a pro job so get the kids involved.
The same mix can be used for buns/muffins so you have plenty of scope.