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Sphere celebrates one-year anniversary with July 4 Exosphere show

Fourth of July also marks launch of two new Exosphere features – “XO  Stream” presented by Verizon – a livestream of the Exosphere and “XO Audio” – custom audio synced to content on the Exosphere

Sphere Entertainment will celebrate  the one-year anniversary of the Exosphere’s first illumination on July 4th with an all-new Exosphere content and audio experience – the “Sphere Fourth of July Celebration” presented by Verizon.

The Sphere Fourth of July Celebration will also mark the launch of two new features of the Exosphere experience: “XO  Stream” presented by Verizon – a livestream of the Exosphere that will be available 24/7 on,  and “XO Audio” – custom audio synced to content on the Exosphere that will be audible both onsite within Sphere’s  property and online via “XO Stream.”

Jim Dolan, executive chairman and chief executive officer, Sphere Entertainment, said: “Sphere has become a global landmark that has redefined the live experience, including the Exosphere, a captivating platform for storytelling since it first illuminated last Fourth of July. We’ve only scratched the surface of what Sphere is capable of both creatively and technologically. Now, with the addition of ‘XO Audio’ and ‘XO Stream,’ we are building on our commitment to immersive experiences that create a deeper multi-sensory connection – one that can be shared  across the Las Vegas community and around the world.”

Jennifer Koester, president and chief operating officer, Sphere, added: “This Fourth of July we are celebrating the Exosphere and all the ways it amazes and connects with audiences around the world, building on its impact and reach. With the launch of both ‘XO Audio’ and ‘XO Stream’ as part of the Exosphere experience, brands and artists can create an even more immersive experience both live and across social media.”

Prior to the Fourth of July Celebration, a pre-show ceremony earlier in the evening will honour the Las Vegas student artists who participated in the Sphere XO Student Design Challenge, in which local students designed art inspired by the Fourth of July for the Exosphere.

The eight student winners whose art was chosen to appear on the Exosphere will be recognised, and their art will debut on the Exosphere during the ceremony before continuing to run throughout the summer. Additional information about the winners will be announced following their Exosphere debut.

As the official presenting partner of the Sphere Fourth of July Celebration, Verizon will be incorporated into custom content on the Exosphere that will run throughout the evening’s programming, including during the countdown to the main show. Verizon will be featured on as the presenter of “XO Stream” on July 4 and beyond.

The Sphere Fourth of July Celebration presented by Verizon will honour America in six acts in a tribute to art, science and wonder, and how that unites us all. The content, which was created and developed by Sphere  Studios – an immersive content studio dedicated to creating multi-sensory live entertainment experiences exclusively for Sphere – highlights America’s entrepreneurial and innovative spirit.

The show will begin with a celebration of Sphere’s architecture and its impact on the Las Vegas skyline. This will be followed by displays focused on the Stars & Stripes, and will continue with a nod to the history of Nevada, also known as the “Silver State,” and the Wild West.

Sphere’s most captivating Exosphere content over the past year will then be transformed into a dynamic montage, and will be followed by an innovative piece of creative art that  turns Sphere inside out and highlights the inside of the venue as a “temple to the arts.” The show will close with a digital fireworks celebration on the Exosphere. The Fourth of July Celebration will be presented twice on Thursday, July 4 – 9:30PM and 11:40PM PT.

“XO Stream,” the only official livestream of the Exosphere, will launch at 9:30PM to kick off the Fourth of July Celebration, and will then be available 24/7 both on and on YouTube. Exosphere content has been viewed by global audiences online. The livestream will offer a live look at the Exosphere to fans around the world.

The launch of “XO Audio” will feature sound, curated exclusively by Sphere Studios, synced to the movement of the  imagery on the Exosphere, beginning with the Fourth of July Celebration. Audio will accompany Exosphere creative visuals both onsite within Sphere’s property in Las Vegas, and via “XO Stream,”.

The Exosphere was first illuminated on July 4, 2023. The largest LED screen on Earth, the 580,000 square foot Exosphere consists of approximately 1.2 million LED pucks. It is capable of displaying more than 1 billion different  colours, creating a vivid landmark on the Las Vegas skyline.