Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular July 4, 2018, 8PM

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The Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular is free and open to the public and is held at the DCR Hatch Shell on the Esplanade located at 47 David G. Mugar Way, Boston, MA 02108.

TUESDAY, JULY 3
Includes all guest artists. No fireworks.
GATES OPEN AT APPROXIMATELY 5PM

8:00PM: Concert begins

10:00PM: Concert ends

WENDESDAY, JULY 4
Concert & Fireworks
GATES OPEN AT 9AM

 8:00PM: Concert begin

10:30PM: Fireworks begin

11:00PM: Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular ends

*All dates/times/information subject to change

Official Hotel

Official Chauffeured Transportation

July 3, ALMOST THE FOURTH! Dinner Boat Cruise and Concert

The ALMOST THE FOURTH! Dinner Boat Cruise and Concert, an annual fundraiser for America’s orchestra – the Boston Pops, which includes a cruise along the Charles River, a classic summer barbecue dinner on board and reserved seats in front of the Hatch Shell to enjoy Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra

TICKETS MAY BE PURCHASED BY CONTACTING ALEXANDRIA SIEJA, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT EVENTS, AT ASIEJA@BSO.ORG OR 617-638-9393.

Rachel Platten

The headliner for the 2018 Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular, under the direction of Keith Lockhart, is Rachel Platten, the popular American singer/songwriter who grew up in Newton Centre, Massachusetts. Ms. Platten’s hit release, “Fight Song,” topped multiple charts worldwide with its release in 2015, and her 2016 album Wildfire was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America.

Rhiannon Giddens

Two time Grammy-award winning artists, American musician and recent MacArthur Grant recipient Rhiannon Giddens, the lead singer, violinist, banjo player, and a founding member of the acclaimed country, blues, and old-time music band Carolina Chocolate Drops will be joining the Boston Pops!

Indigo Girls

Featuring the Indigo Girls, the folk music American duo featuring singers Amy Ray and Emily Saliers, two of the most successful singer-songwriters of their generation.

Rita Moreno

Legendary singer/actor/dancer Rita Moreno, who played the role of Anita in the film adaptation of Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim’s groundbreaking Broadway musical, West Side Story, will make a special appearance on the July 3 and 4 performances in honor of the Bernstein centennial tribute.

Natalie Cortez

Natalie Cortez originated the role of Morales in the 2006 Broadway revival of A Chorus Line.  She has starred as Anita in numerous productions of West Side Story, most notably in the 2009 Broadway revival and most recently at Paper Mill Playhouse. She has also appeared at the Public Theater as Juana in Giant and Aurora Aquino in Here Lies Love.  Natalie is currently covering the role of Satine in the Broadway-bound world premiere of Moulin Rouge! The Musical opening at Boston’s Colonial Theatre on June 27.

Latest News

Just announced! In addition to watching the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular on July 4 on Bloomberg Television, Boston area residents will be able to tune into the show live on 7News – WHDH Boston!

Just announced! In addition to watching the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular on July 4 on Bloomberg Television, Boston area residents will be able to tune into the show live on 7News – WHDH Boston!

Live Stream Available at Bloomberg.com, BostonGlobe.com, Boston.com, and BostonPopsJuly4th.org 

TicToc by Bloomberg (@TicToc), the first and only global news network built for Twitter, will also livestream the event

WHDH-TV will join Bloomberg Television and the Boston Symphony Orchestra to simulcast the 2018 Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular presented by Eaton Vance on July 4th beginning at 8:00 PM. One of the country’s largest and oldest public Fourth-of-July events, the entire concert and fireworks display will also be available to live stream at Bloomberg.com, Boston.com, BostonGlobe.com, and BostonPopsJuly4th.org (also reachable through the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular app) and carried on Bloomberg Radio.

“We have always wanted to showcase the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular to as wide an audience as possible,” said Al Mayers, Global Head of Bloomberg Television and Radio. “By bringing on WHDH-TV, we are providing viewers with another way to experience this historic and iconic event.”

“There is no better way to celebrate July 4th than by watching the Boston Pops perform on the Esplanade. Channel 7 is proud to partner with Bloomberg TV and the BSO to bring this spectacular evening to the people of New England,” said Ed Ansin, Owner/President Sunbeam Television Corporation.

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Details Announced for 2018 Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular

Details Announced for 2018 Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular

The headliner for the 2018 Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular, under the direction of Keith Lockhart, is Rachel Platten, the popular American singer/songwriter who grew up in Newton Centre, Massachusetts. Ms. Platten’s hit release, “Fight Song,” topped multiple charts worldwide with its release in 2015, and her 2016 album Wildfire was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America.

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Television

The Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular will be broadcast on Bloomberg Television (see Tune In information below). If you have DISH or DirectTV, Bloomberg Television is on the same channel regardless of where you are in the Greater Boston area:

DISH:
203 / RCN: 325, 672 / DirecTV: 353

In addition to watching the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular on July 4 on Bloomberg Television, Boston area residents will be able to tune into the show live on 7News – WHDH Boston!

For Comcast subscribers within the greater Boston area, Bloomberg TV can be found on channels 45, 757 or 844, depending on the location in the market. Viewers beyond the greater Boston area should check their local pay TV provider listings for information on where to tune in to see Bloomberg TV’s Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular in their local areas.

Mobile & Live Stream

NEW THIS YEAR—Digital stream access to the broadcast will expand in 2018 to include globe.com and boston.com, two of the largest and most successful news information web sites in the country—with 9 million unique visitors monthly. Bloomberg.com, which broadcast the live stream last summer, will also be joined by bostonpopsjuly4th.org, adding yet another option for viewing the show online.

The multi-platform distribution also features live concert video streams on Bloomberg.com and on the Bloomberg mobile and OTT platforms. For mobile listeners, the program can also be heard on the Bloomberg Radio app on either Apple or Android devices.

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Radio

Radio listeners in the greater Boston area can hear the concert through Bloomberg’s flagship stations in Boston and Newburyport on 106.1 FM / 1330 AM / 1450 AM/ 92.9-HD2, and via expanded coverage this year on 99.1 WPLM-FM (Plymouth, MA) covering Boston’s South Shore, Southeastern Massachusetts, Cape Cod and portions of Rhode Island.

Nationally the concert can be found on SiriusXM channel 119, online at bloombergradio.com, and via mobile on the Bloomberg and iheartradio apps.

The Boston Pops and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ Department of Conservation and Recreation  

The Boston Pops thanks the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ Department of Conservation and Recreation, Governor Charlie Baker, Lieutenant Governor Karen Polito, and Department of Conservation and Recreation Commissioner Leo Roy for their continued support of the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular at the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation’s (DCR) Hatch Memorial Shell located on the Charles River Esplanade. For more information, visit www.mass.gov/dcr.

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