A Boston Pops Salute to Our Heroes will feature new content, including a special virtual performance by Renese King with Keith Lockhart at the piano, and The Boston Pops recent viral hit ofSummon the Heroeswith a special musical and spoken introduction by John Williams.
This year’s program will also spotlight some all-time favorite moments from recent Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular broadcasts, including performances by Melissa Etheridge, Andy Grammer, Rhiannon Giddens, Arlo Guthrie, Queen Latifah, Leslie Odom, Jr., Rita Moreno and Brian Stokes Mitchell, as well as an appearance by Amanda Gorman, the first Youth Poet Laureate of the United States.
Favorite Boston Pops July 4th traditions will fill out the program and include:
- A patriotic sing-along
- The Stars and Stripes Forever
- An appearance by the U.S. Army Field Band and Soldiers Chorus
- The 1812 Overture, with a retrospective Fireworks Extravaganza bringing the broadcast to a close
A Boston Pops Salute to Our Heroes will be broadcast on Bloomberg Television. If you have DISH or DirectTV, Bloomberg Television is on the same channel regardless of where you are in the Greater Boston area:
FIOS: Channel 605
RCN: 325, 672
In addition to watching A Boston Pops Salute to Our Heroes on July 4 on Bloomberg Television, the show will be simulcast on Boston's WHDH-TV.
For Comcast subscribers within the Greater Boston area, Bloomberg TV can be found on channels 45, 757 or 844, depending on the location in the market. Viewers beyond the Greater Boston area should check their local pay TV provider listings for information on where to tune in to see Bloomberg TV's A Boston Pops Salute to Our Heroes in their local areas.
Mobile & Live Stream
A Boston Pops Salute to Our Heroes will be available to live stream at Bloomberg.com.
The digital stream will be available for 24 days after the July 4 performance broadcast.
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 viamobile on the Bloomberg and iHeartRadio apps.
Saturday, JULY 4, 8-11 p.m., EDT
Repeat broadcasts will air at 11 p.m. on July 4 and 2 a.m. on July 5.