Update: Martina McBride will replace Lionel Richie at the Pops concert. Richie had to cancel his appearance due to strained vocal chords. Read More

BOSTON (CBS) – A music legend will join the Boston Pops for this year’s Fourth of July celebration on the Esplanade.

Lionel Richie will headline the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular.

This year’s show is being hosted by Hollywood star and Massachusetts native Michael Chiklis.

You can watch the celebration on WBZ-TV beginning at 8 p.m., or listen to the festivities on WBZ NewsRadio 1030, beginning at 7 p.m.

Comments (2)
  1. Italo says:

    One “Motown” step closer to Diana Ross…I wish/hope we can get her there for the 4th someday! Cool choice with Lionel, good work guyz! ;)

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