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It wouldn’t be the Fourth of July in Boston if the Pops didn’t play on the Esplanade. Here are some highlights of this year’s concert.


Pop sensation Andy Grammer, American folk-rock singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge and Leslie Odom, Jr., of Hamilton fame will headline.


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.”


The Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular is free and open to the public and is held at the DCR Hatch Shell on the Esplanade. Events take place July 3 (no fireworks) and July 4. For more information, click HERE.