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Rain Didn’t Stop the Annual Boston Pops July 4th Celebration From Going off with a Bang… Literally! | By Maya Michalewicz


\Thousands gathered for the annual Boston Pops show and fireworks spectacular! Lining the Charles River Esplanade, people filled the walkway, and even the shut down Storrow Drive on the ominous Tuesday evening. The event took place at the Hatch Memorial Shell, located between Lower Back Bay and Beacon Hill.  

Conducted by Keith Lockhart for the past 28 years, the annual independence day concert as we know it began in 1974, but Boston Pops concerts along the Esplanade date back to 1929. 

This year the show was a real bang, featuring of course, the Boston Pops, LOCASH, En Vogue, and Mandy Gonzalez. This showcase beautifully captured and celebrated patriotism. In the final piece by the Boston Pops, several cannon balls were even fired!



You could feel that the whole city was celebrating! From Back Bay residents on the rooftops lining Storrow Drive, to the concert spectators camped out by the Hatch, the event embodied what it means to be part of the community in Boston. The performance ended with a 20 minute uninterrupted fireworks display over the Charles River.


Even if you missed the July 4th celebration, the Hatch Shell has concerts all summer long, so be sure to check it out. And, if you’re looking to move to this vibrant area where all the action happens, be sure to reach out!