Beach Boys to perform during Boston July 4 concert on Esplanade

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The Beach Boys will be joining the Boston Pops for the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular at the Hatch Shell on July 4.
Credit: David McClister

The Beach Boys will perform with the Boston Pops during the annual Fourth of July concert at the Hatch Shell, which will be live-streamed online for the first time.

The Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular concert kicks off on the Esplanade with a its TV broadcast at 8 p.m. and the concert begins at 8:30 p.m. And of course, the fireworks display will light up the sky over the Charles River starting at 10:30 p.m.

In addition to The Beach Boys, performers include Megan Hilty of the musical “Wicked,” the cast of “The Phantom of the Opera,” and the Boston Children’s Chorus, according to Boston 4 Productions, the event organizer.

And it wouldn’t be a July 4 in Boston without the Boston Pops. The orchestra will play Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture complete with cannon fire.

Additionally, WBZ will live-stream the concert on its website – the first time Boston’s celebration of America’s birthday will be made available live online.

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