The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade isn’t just about the balloons. There is plenty of entertainment at the ground level too. The Turkey Day event has a long lineup of performers scheduled, and it seems like there is something for everyone.
The 90th annual parade, which is held in New York City, is filled with pop singer/songwriters. Chloe x Halle, Jacob Whitesides, Regina Spektor, Ben Rector and “America’s Got Talent” winner Grace Vanderwaal will all get their chance to shine. Timeflies, Johnnyswim and Sarah McLachlan will also take the stage throughout the three-hour event.
Country fans will have plenty of entertainment too. Brett Eldredge, Easton Corbin, Kelsea Ballerini and Maddie & Tae are all on the roster.
Even hip-hop fans have something to look forward to. Rap trio De La Soul and Lunchmoney Lewis are scheduled to perform. Meanwhile, R&B lovers will get to see Aloe Blacc.
Audiences will even get a chance to rock out. Fitz and the Tantrums will play as well as Latin rock group Rock Diamante Eléctrico, but there will be plenty of calmer acts. Those who prefer the classics will be happy to know that Tony Bennett is also playing.
The little ones can enjoy the performances too. The Muppets are going to do a number during the parade, and Chica from “Sprout” is expected to be there too.
Theater fans know that the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade also gives musicals a chance to shine. Former “Hamilton” star Chris Jackson will be performing, and the Broadway casts of “Waitress,” “Paramour,” “Holiday Inn” and “Cats” will also entertain audiences, Playbill reports. In addition, the cast of NBC’s upcoming “Hairspray Live!” will do a number.
Of course, there will be several more performers too. The Rockettes will make their annual appearance along with several dance teams and marching bands from across the country. There will also be several Olympic and Paralymic athletes in the parade, including “Dancing With the Stars” champion Laurie Hernandez.
The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will begin at 9 a.m. EST on NBC Thursday. Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, and Al Roker will host.