Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy Birthday USA

Today is the United States birthday and a day to relax and enjoy yourself with friends and family. Boston hosts one of the largest 4th of July celebrations in the nation, which is capped by an extremely intricate 30-minute long fireworks display that is choreographed to music.

This year host Craig Ferguson returns and Neil Diamond will perform with the Boston Pops. No doubt, considering the fact that the Boston Red Sox play "Sweet Caroline" at every home game, Diamond will have nearly everyone singing along with him when he plays that classic tune.

If you would like to find out more about today's celebrations, link to the official event site. I've posted the schedule below for people to follow. Videos of year's past celebrations are also available by checking out YouTube.

Saturday, July 4th Concert and Fireworks
12:00PM Recorded music begins in Boston
4:30PM Recorded music begins in Cambridge
7:00PM WBZ News Radio 1030 simulcast begins
8:00PM WCRB 99.5 FM simulcast begins
8:00PM Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular broadcast begins (Ch.4)
8:30PM Boston Pops concert begins w National Anthem and flyover
9:30PM 1812 Overture is played
10:00PM CBS Network national broadcast begins
10:30PM Fireworks begin
11:00PM Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular ends

*Photo courtesy of Armando Teixeira-Pinto and

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