2019 Performers

The headliner for the 2019 Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular, under the direction of Keith Lockhart, is Queen Latifah— Grammy-, Emmy-, and Golden Globe award winner and Academy Award nominee— who will be featured in a selection of hits from her diverse catalog, which touches on genres including jazz, rap, R&B, Broadway, and more.

Boston’s premier Independence Day celebration will also include musical icon, songwriter, storyteller, and singer Arlo Guthrie, who will perform a musical tribute a half-century in the making— Summer of ’69— commemorating the 50th anniversary of Woodstock. Guthrie will take audiences back to a year of unprecedented scientific exploration, social change, and creative ferment with songs that he performed at Woodstock, as well as other popular selections from his eclectic output.

In addition to the performances by Queen Latifah and Arlo Guthrie, the concert will also spotlight two popular acts from America’s Got Talent. They are 16-year-old vocal phenomenon Amanda Mena— a Massachusetts native and a semifinalist on America’s Got Talent whose memorable audition earned her the coveted Golden Buzzer, sending her straight through to the live show in 2018—and the three-time Emmy Award-winning classical crossover vocal trio, The Texas Tenors, the highest-ranking music group in the history of America’s Got Talent, whose sales are the third highest in the history of the show.

Tune-In Information

Watch, listen or stream the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular live through Bloomberg’s Multi-Platform Network.


If you have DISH, Verizon or DirectTV, Bloomberg Television is on the same channel regardless of where you are in the Greater Boston area:
DISH: 203 / RCN: 325, 672 / DirecTV: 353

For Comcast subscribers within the greater Boston area, Bloomberg TV can be found on channels 45, 757 or 844.


The July 4th concert will be available for streaming on Bloomberg.com. The concert stream can also be viewed on Bloomberg’s mobile and OTT platforms across Apple TV.

For mobile listeners, the program can also be heard on the Bloomberg Radio app on either Apple or Android devices.


Radio listeners in the Greater Boston area can hear the concert through Bloomberg’s flagship stations in Boston and Newburyport on 106.1 FM / 1330 AM / 1450 AM/ 92.9-HD2, and via expanded coverage this year on 99.1 WPLM-FM (Plymouth, MA) covering Boston's South Shore, Southeastern Massachusetts, Cape Cod and portions of Rhode Island.

Nationally the concert can be found on SiriusXM channel 119, online at bloombergradio.com, and via mobile on the Bloomberg and iHeartRadio apps.


In addition, Bloomberg will set up a major viewing screen on the Rose Kennedy Greenway across from the Boston Harbor Hotel, adding another public viewing site for the event (Thursday, July 4 only).


Includes all guest artists. No fireworks.

8:00PM: Concert begins

10:00PM: Concert ends

Concert & Fireworks

8:00PM: Concert begins

10:30PM: Fireworks begin

11:00PM: Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular ends

*All dates/times/information subject to change

Presenting Sponsor

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The Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular is free and open to the public and is held at the DCR Hatch Shell on the Esplanade located at 47 David G. Mugar Way, Boston, MA 02108.