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12 Jun 2013

Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular Performers Announced!

This year's Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular will feature Boston/New England performers including Grammy-winner Susan Tedeschi from Norwell, MA, singer/songwriter Howie Day from Brewer, ME, national recording artist Ayla Brown from Wrentham, MA and multi-instumentalist and vocalist Ellis Hall from Roxbury, MA. They will all join Maestro Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra along with the Tanglewood Festival Chorus.

The Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular will be televised exclusively on CBS Boston’s WBZ-TV from 7PM-10PM which is an hour earlier than in past years and provides an even more family-friendly tune-in opportunity.

CBS Boston’s WBZ-TV is the exclusive, local July 4 broadcast of The Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular produced by Boston 4 Productions (B4). This year’s 4th of July celebration marks the eleventh year that WBZ-TV has carried the program and the 40th year that B4 and Executive Producer David G. Mugar have produced the event

This year’s program will be hosted by WBZ-TV News anchors Lisa Hughes and Jonathan Elias and will feature WBZ-TV News’ Jack Williams, Paula Ebben, and Todd Gutner.

In addition, the concert will also air locally on WBZ NewsRadio 1030 hosted by Jordan Rich and WBZ News anchor Joe Mathieu starting from 6PM-10PM. A live streaming audiocast of the concert will be available on

The Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular is an annual free outdoor Fourth of July concert at the DCR Hatch Shell on the Esplanade and is sponsored by Boston-based Liberty Mutual Insurance. This year’s Spectacular will keep alive several of the Boston holiday traditions including the Pops’ now classic Independence Day rendition of Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, which features real cannons, the live ringing of area church bells and fireworks. Also The Stars & Stripes Forever, which includes the ceremonial American flag drop and confetti shot. The Spectacular will be capped off by a magnificent fireworks array that fills the skies above Boston with a stunning exhibition of color and breathtaking pageantry.

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