Skip to content
Updated health and safety protocols for Symphony Hall, effective May 11
BSO, Pops, Tanglewood, and Symphony Hall Logos
Boston Pops

The Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular Returns to the Hatch Memorial Shell to Celebrate the Fourth of July on the Charles River Esplanade

Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops Return to the Esplanade for their Acclaimed Fireworks Spectacular for the First Time Since 2019.

The Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular Concert will be Broadcast Live Nationally on Bloomberg TV and Radio, and Locally in Boston on WHDH-TV Channel 7, from 8-11pm


The 2022 Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular is made possible by Global Asset Manager Eaton Vance as Presenting Sponsor, Bloomberg as Major Sponsor and Media Partner, and Mass General Brigham as Supporting Partner; Accommodations provided by Fairmont Copley Plaza, Official Hotel of the Boston Pops


View an online press kit with B roll and photos

For interviews with Keith Lockhart, email Merikson@bso.org or call 617-638-9284

To register for July 4th media credentials, contact Steve MacDonald at Stageaccess@aol.com or call 617-817-2111


The Boston Pops and Conductor Keith Lockhart are thrilled to announce the 2022 return of the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular to the Charles River Esplanade after a three-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The program will take place under the direction of Keith Lockhart from the stage of the Hatch Memorial Shell on the Charles River Esplanade Shed, Monday, July 4, 8-11pm, broadcast live on Bloomberg TV and Radio, as well as locally on WHDH-TV Channel 7.

The 2022 Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular proudly continues the Boston Pops’ historic tradition of sharing the gift of a free musical celebration with its hometown. Keith Lockhart, who will direct his 27th Fourth of July program as Boston Pops Conductor, will lead a program featuring the Boston Pops Orchestra, along with the Tanglewood Festival Chorus and the Middlesex County Volunteers Fifes & Drums.

Program details and special guest performers will be announced in the coming weeks. The 2022 Fireworks Spectacular will include a special moment in memory of David Mugar, whose support of Boston’s Independence Day celebration starting in 1974 transformed the event into one of the most recognized Independence Day celebrations in the country.


This year, the July 3rd rehearsal will be closed to the public to focus on the return of the Fourth of July holiday celebration.


Follow the Boston Pops on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, or visit the Boston Pops July 4th website, where all program updates will be posted leading up to the July 4 performance.

"The past three years have given us profound lessons on the importance of not taking things for granted and appreciating the many everyday gifts of our lives, as well as caring and looking out for each other. I am so grateful that we can come together once again to celebrate Independence Day and all that we aspire to be as citizens of this great country and the city we're proud to call home."

Keith Lockhart, Julian and Eunice Cohen Boston Pops Conductor

Quote from Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker

"Massachusetts is thrilled to be able to welcome people from across our state and nation back to the Charles River Esplanade to celebrate our nation's independence. This celebration is one of the most iconic ways that the Commonwealth honors the Fourth of July, and we are glad that it is returning to its traditional format this year."

Quote from Boston Mayor Michelle Wu

"I'm thrilled to welcome residents and visitors back for the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular to the Charles River Esplanade. I'm so grateful to all of our city departments and partners for activating our spaces so that all of our families can enjoy this beloved tradition on the Fourth of July."

Quote from DCR Acting Commissioner Stephanie Cooper

"The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) is thrilled to welcome the Boston Pops back to the Esplanade to celebrate America's Birthday with the nation as it has for nearly 50 years. There is something wonderful and reassuring about being able to continue this tradition after a three-year hiatus brought on by the pandemic, and DCR is proud to again be part of that celebration."


Romaine Bostick and Kelly Leinz of Bloomberg Television will co-host the 2022 Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular performance and concert television and radio broadcasts with additional backstage and crowd reporting by Janet Wu and Joe Shortsleeve of Bloomberg's Boston News Bureau.


Where To Tune In for Bloomberg's Television Broadcast in the Greater Boston Area

Pay-TV customers in the greater Boston area can view the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular on DISH: Channel 203; DirectTV: Channel 353; and RCN: Channels 325/672. 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 Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular in their local areas. For a TV tune-in chart on where to view the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular on Bloomberg Television in the Greater Boston area, visit the Boston Pops July 4th website.

Bloomberg Radio

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.


Quote from Dan Simkowitz, Head of Morgan Stanley Investment Management

"Morgan Stanley is proud to support a rich, vibrant tradition in Boston that honors our nation's founding and all Americans. The return to the Esplanade this year highlights our collective resiliency as we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic as a stronger community."

Quote from Thomas E. Faust, Jr., Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Eaton Vance Corp., Chairman of Morgan Stanley Investment Management

"Eaton Vance is pleased to continue as Presenting Sponsor of the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular as glorious summer tradition returns to Boston. After the 2020 celebration was cancelled and the 2021 concert moved to Tanglewood due to COVID-19 concerns, it's such a thrill to be back on the Esplanade this year."

Quote from Al Mayers, Global Head of Bloomberg Television and Radio

"The return to the esplanade is an exciting symbol of Boston's resilience and vibrancy. Bloomberg Philanthropies is honored to serve as a major sponsor and continue our tradition of bringing the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular to a global audience, allowing millions to experience this great tribute to our nation's birth each year."

Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular 2022 Sponsors

Eaton Vance is the Presenting Sponsor for the 2022 Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular. Bloomberg, the global business and financial information and news leader, is the major sponsor and media partner for the event. Mass General Brigham Hospital is a Supporting Partner for the 2022 Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular. The Fairmont Copley Plaza is the official hotel of the Boston Pops.

About Eaton Vance

Eaton Vance is part of Morgan Stanley Investment Management, the asset management division of Morgan Stanley. With a history dating back to 1924, Eaton Vance applies in-depth fundamental analysis to the active management of equity, income, alternative and multi-asset strategies.

Morgan Stanley is a leading global financial services firm providing a wide range of investment banking, securities, wealth management and investment management services. As of March 31, 2022, Morgan Stanley Investment Management and affiliates had aggregate assets under management of approximately $1.4 trillion.

About Bloomberg

Bloomberg, the global business and financial information and news leader, gives influential decision makers a critical edge by connecting them to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas. The company’s strength – delivering data, news and analytics through innovative technology, quickly and accurately – is at the core of the Bloomberg Terminal. Bloomberg’s enterprise solutions build on the company’s core strength: utilizing technology to allow customers to access, integrate, distribute and manage data and information across organizations more efficiently and effectively. For more information, visit bloomberg.com or request a demo.

Press Contact

Grace Munns
Senior Publicist
gmunns@bso.org
617-638-9280

Matthew Erikson
Senior Publicist
merikson@bso.org
617-638-9280

Bernadette Horgan

Director of Public Relations
bhorgan@bso.org
617-638-9280