The Boston Pops is pleased to announce that Tony Award-winner Brian Stokes Mitchell joins guest artists Leslie Odom, Jr., Andy Grammer, and Melissa Etheridge as headliners for the 2017 Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular, under the direction of Keith Lockhart.

The traditional fighter jet military flyover in coordination with the “Star Spangled Banner,” will open the evening’s Boston Pops program, and a spectacular 20-minute fireworks show designed by Grucci Fireworks, and accompanied by the music of the Boston Pops and other popular music of the past and present, will bring the celebration to an end. Alan Menken and Jack Feldman are composing a new work, “The Sum of Us,” for soloist, chorus, and orchestra, to receive its world premiere during the celebration. The program will also spotlight musical selections from the Boston Pops’s recently released album, “Lights, Camera…Music! Six Decades of John Williams.”

Alix Steel, co-anchor of “Bloomberg Daybreak Americas” on Bloomberg Television and Carol Massar, co-anchor of “Bloomberg Markets” on Bloomberg Radio, will co-host the 2017 Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular, with additional reporting by Matt Miller, co-anchor “Bloomberg Markets: European Open” on Bloomberg Television.

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Event Schedule

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, 2018
Includes all guest artists. No fireworks.
GATES OPEN AT APPROXIMATELY 5PM
8:00PM: Concert begins
10:00PM: Concert ends
WEDNESDAY, JULY 4, 2018
Concert & Fireworks
GATES OPEN AT 9AM
8:00PM: Concert begins
10:30PM: Fireworks begin
11:00PM: Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular ends

*All dates/times/information subject to change

The Boston Pops is pleased to announce that Tony Award-winner Brian Stokes Mitchell will join previously announced guest artists Leslie Odom, Jr., Andy Grammer, and Melissa Etheridge as headliners for the 2017 Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular, under the direction of Keith Lockhart.

The traditional fighter jet military flyover in coordination with the “Star Spangled Banner,” will open the evening’s Boston Pops program, and a spectacular 20-minute fireworks show designed by Grucci Fireworks, and accompanied by the music of the Boston Pops and other popular music of the past and present, will bring the celebration to an end. Alan Menken and Jack Feldman are composing a new work, “The Sum of Us,” for soloist, chorus, and orchestra, to receive its world premiere during the celebration. The program will also spotlight musical selections from the Boston Pops’s recently released album, “Lights, Camera…Music! Six Decades of John Williams.”

Alix Steel, co-anchor of “Bloomberg Daybreak Americas” on Bloomberg Television and Carol Massar, co-anchor of “Bloomberg Markets” on Bloomberg Radio, will co-host the 2017 Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular, with additional reporting by Matt Miller, co-anchor “Bloomberg Markets: European Open” on Bloomberg Television.

Event Schedule

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, 2018
Includes all guest artists. No fireworks.
GATES OPEN AT APPROXIMATELY 5PM

8:00PM: Concert begins

10:00PM: Concert ends

WEDNESDAY, JULY 4, 2018
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

2018 Performers

Keith Lockhart

Having celebrated his twentieth anniversary as Boston Pops Conductor in 2015, Keith Lockhart is the second longest-tenured conductor of the Boston Pops Orchestra since its founding in 1885.

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Rachel Platten

Growing up in Boston, Rachel Platten recalls harmonizing with her family to finely crafted pop songs—from Sam Cooke to the Beatles—that dominated her parents’ vinyl collection. After finishing college, Rachel immediately set out for New York City to embark on her...

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Rhiannon Giddens

Singer-songwriter Rhiannon Giddens is the co-founder of the GRAMMY award-winning string band Carolina Chocolate Drops, in which she also plays banjo and fiddle. She began gaining recognition as a solo artist when she stole the show at the T Bone Burnett–produced Another Day, Another Time concert at New York City’s Town Hall in 2013.

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Indigo Girls

Twenty years after they began releasing records as the Indigo Girls, Amy Ray and Emily Saliers have politely declined the opportunity to slow down with age. With a legacy of releases and countless U.S. and international tours behind them, the Indigo Girls have forged their own way in the music business. Selling over 14 million records, they are still going strong. Amy & Emily are the only duo with top 40 titles on the Billboard 200 in the ’80s, ’90s, ’00s and ’10s.

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Rita Moreno

Rita stars in the critically-acclaimed Latino remake of Norman Lear’s classic sitcom, One Day at a Time on Netflix. Prior to that, Rita appeared in guest-starring roles in primetime TV series such as, Getting On, Jane The Virgin, Grey’s Anatomy and Grace and Frankie.

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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...

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Tanglewood Festival Chorus

Tanglewood Festival Chorus James Burton, BSO Choral Director and Conductor of the Tanglewood Festival Chorus John Oliver, Founder and Conductor Laureate This season at Symphony Hall, the Tanglewood Festival Chorus joins the Boston Symphony Orchestra for performances...

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