On March 7, 2017, Eaton Vance proudly became the presenting sponsor for the world-renowned Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular. By partnering with the Boston Pops – America’s Orchestra – to celebrate Independence Day, we honor our nation’s founding and the values of liberty and justice for all. In giving back to our community and supporting the arts, we help enrich the lives of people in Boston, across America and around the world.


Join the Celebration

The Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular is one of the country's premier Independence Day celebrations. This iconic event – which annually draws a crowd of more than 500,000 people to the Hatch Memorial Shell on the Charles River Esplanade and has a broadcast viewership of approximately 4.5 million worldwide – carries on the tradition of founders Arthur Fiedler, who initiated the free Esplanade Concerts in 1929, and David Mugar, who enriched the tradition with fireworks, church bells and cannons in 1974.

Planning to celebrate with us on the Esplanade? Here’s a guide to the essentials.

2017 Concert Performers

In addition to the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra, Leslie Odom, Jr., of Hamilton fame will join pop sensation Andy Grammer and folk rock singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge as guest headliners for the 2017 Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular, all under the direction of Boston Pops Conductor Keith Lockhart.

Alan Menken, the iconic American musical theater and film score composer best known for his scores for films by the Walt Disney Animation Studios, and Tony Award-winning lyricist Jack Feldman are also composing a new work, "The Sum of Us," for soloist, chorus, and orchestra, which will receive its world premiere at the event.

Tune-In Information

The 2017 Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular will be broadcast by major sponsor and media partner Bloomberg via its multi-media platform to reach the widest spectrum of viewers in Boston, throughout the U.S., and around the world. If you can’t make it in person, you’ll be able to tune-in via online video streaming, HD radio and mobile phone and tablet viewing apps.


About Eaton Vance

Eaton Vance is a Boston-based, leading global asset manager whose history dates back to 1924. With offices in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia, Eaton Vance and its affiliates Parametric Portfolio Associates, Atlanta Capital Management, Calvert Research and Management, and Hexavest offer individuals and institutions a broad array of investment strategies and wealth management solutions. The Company's long record of providing exemplary service, timely innovation, and attractive returns through a variety of market conditions has made Eaton Vance the investment manager of choice for many of today's most discerning investors.