Grammy® Award-winning pop icon Neil Diamond will perform on the BOSTON POPS FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR, an entertainment special to be broadcast live from the Charles River Esplanade in Boston on July 4th.
Craig Ferguson of THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH CRAIG FERGUSON will host the special for the third year in a row.
Diamond will perform some of his classic hits with The Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra under the direction of conductor Keith Lockhart.
The BOSTON POPS FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR, in its 36th year, is the orchestra’s annual free outdoor Fourth of July concert and the final 21 minutes of the broadcast, featuring the spectacular fireworks display, will be presented commercial free by Liberty Mutual Group.
In an impressive musical career that has spanned nearly five decades, Neil Diamond has released dozens of albums and sold more than 125 million records worldwide, with a remarkable track record of 15 Top Ten albums and 37 Top Ten singles. From songs such as “Sweet Caroline,” “I Am…I Said,” “Cracklin’ Rose,” “America,” “Song Sung Blue,” “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers” to the rest of his vast catalog of hits are also the reason that this Grammy winning artist has been inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame.
The Boston Pops, “America’s Orchestra,” performs in front of nearly 900,000 people annually in Boston, across the country and around the world, and reaches millions more through its recordings and television broadcasts. Keith Lockhart became the 20th conductor of the Boston Pops in February 1995 and marks his 15th season this year.