The annual Fourth of July concert at The Hatch Shell on The Esplanade has been moved back to tomorrow. Heavy rain and winds from Tropical Storm Arthur are expected to hit the Hub Friday making deployment of fireworks dangerous.
The day before the Fourth, there is a dress rehearsal which is open to the public and includes everything except for the fireworks. I’ve had the opportunity to watch the dress rehearsal concert which is a lot of fun. A few years ago, I had the chance to hear Neil Diamond at the dress rehearsal show. This year’s featured act is The Beach Boys.
Interestingly, the dress rehearsal has been used as the Fourth of July broadcast on Armed Forces Radio. But this year the dress rehearsal is going to be the show. That is unless the rain and wind arrive early. Should this come to pass then the show could be moved to Saturday. In which case, my next post will be titled, “Fourth of July Delayed in Boston”.