Tonight airs the 2017 Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular, marking the event’s 44th year, with A-list performances and a huge display of pyrotechnics in the mix. The Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra will perform under the direction of conductor Keith Lockhart, accompanying some of tonight’s big acts. For all the details on what channel to watch the show on, what time the performances air, and what to expect to see tonight, read on below.
DATE: July 4, 2017
TIME: 8 – 11 p.m., live ET/delayed PT
GATES OPEN AT 9 a.m. ET
8 p.m. ET Concert begins
10:30 p.m. ET Fireworks begin
11 p.m. ET Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular ends
TV CHANNEL: Bloomberg Television
PERFORMERS: Brian Stokes Mitchell, Leslie Odom, Jr., Andy Grammer, U.S. Army Field Band, Melissa Etheridge and Middlesex County Volunteers Fifes & Drums.
BOSTON POPS PLAYLIST:
Liberty Fanfare, Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops
4th of July, AMY MACDONALD
ROCK in the USA, JOHN MELLENCAMP
Back in the USA, CHUCK BERRY
Men of Yorktown, Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops
Don’t Let Me Down, CHAINSMOKERS ft. DAYA
Roots, ZAC BROWN BAND
Color Me America, DOLLY PARTON
Kiss the Sky, JASON DERULO
America, SIMON & GARFUNKEL
Rock in America, NIGHT RANGER
America the Beautiful, Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops, Yolanda Adams, and the Tanglewood Festival Chorus
HOSTS: Alix Steel, Carol Massar and Matt Miller.
LOCATION: Charles River Esplanade, at the DCR Hatch Shell on the Esplanade between the Longfellow and Massachusetts Avenue Bridges, on both sides of the river.
ADDITIONAL DETAILS: Admittance to the event is on a first-come, first-served basis, as it is a public event.