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'Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular' features Beach Boys, Megan Hilty, and more

Celebrate over 40 star-studded, sensational years of “Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular” with not only their tremendous fireworks display, but with legendary talent! They will also be sharing the experience with a larger audience than ever before, presenting their first ever live webcast, sponsored by Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism. Visit for all the details!

The Beach Boys
The Beach Boys
Courtesy of the Boston Pops
Television and Broadway star Megan Hilty
Courtesy of Curtis Brown

The Boston Pops will make two appearances at the DCR Hatch Shell! See a preview of what is in store for Independence Day on Thursday, July 3 as Keith Lockhart, the Boston Pops, and Tanglewood Festival Chorus hold a rehearsal at the Charles River Esplanade, 376 Boylston Street in Boston, Massachusetts at 8:30 p.m.

On Friday, July 4, the lights and the sky will alight with the Boston Pops on the Esplanade and the celebration will kick off with these just announced special guests!

The legendary boys of summer who made their debut 50 years ago, ‘The Beach Boys,’ will bring in the sun and surf rock onto the Esplanade! With their catchy, classic hits such as ‘Good Vibrations,’ ‘Surfin’ U.S.A,’ ‘Wouldn’t It Be Nice,’ and ‘Kokomo.’ Mike Love, Bruce Johnson, Christian Love, Randell Kirch, Tim Bonhomme, John Cowsill, and Mike Scott Totten will take the Esplanade stage.

Having made her debut with the Boston Pops last year, Megan Hilty will once again perform with Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops! Television and Broadway star Megan Hilty not only captivated audiences in Broadway musicals such as ‘Wicked,’ ‘9 to 5: The Musical,’ and ‘Gentleman Prefer Blondes,’ but her stunning performance in the television show ‘Smash’ made her a household name.

Take in the music of the night as the stars of ‘Phantom of the Opera,' Julia Udine as Christine Daae and Ben Jacoby as Raoul perform stirring numbers from the show, as Lexus Broadway in Boston presents ‘Phantom of the Opera’ at the Boston Opera House through Sunday, July 20!

The Boston Children’s Chorus and the ten member ensemble, 'Pop Up Pops' will also perform! Sponsored by Liberty Mutual Insurance, ‘The Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular’ has enraptured audiences and become a monumental family tradition that attracts a half a million people a year from around the world!

From home, see the live broadcast on WBZ-TV, hosted by WBZ-TV news anchors Lisa Hughes and Jonathan Elias at 8 p.m. Join the Boston Pops for their first live webcast of ‘Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular’ by clicking here. Hear it stream live with Ron Della Chiesa and Laura Carlo on WCRB 99.5 FM at 7 p.m.

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