Lockhart thanked medical personnel who have worked tirelessly during the coronavirus pandemic and said the special will also include a tribute to first responders.
"We hope 'A Boston Pops Salute to Our Heroes' will bring viewers and listeners the consolation, comfort, and inspiration we all seek during these challenging times," he said in a press release. "Please join us as we show our appreciation for the heroes of this epic crisis and celebrate the meaningful messages of Independence Day that unite us as citizens of this great and beautifully diverse country."
The special will air on Bloomberg Television and Bloomberg Radio on Saturday, July 4, at 8 p.m.
Lockhart said more details are forthcoming.
The Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular has been a Fourth of July tradition along Boston’s Charles River for years. Tens of thousands of people attend the festivities and millions of people around the world tune in to enjoy the performance via various digital and broadcast channels.