Cincinnati Pops Red, White & Boom Fourth of July Show at Riverbend Canceled

The favorite patriotic concert will instead take place online

Photo: Cincinnati Pops Facebook

Were you hoping to celebrate America's birthday in your red, white and blue regalia from the lawn of Riverbend while the Cincinnati Pops played patriotic tunes onstage? 

Sorry. Not this year. Just one more event canceled as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. But all is not lost.

"July 4th with The Pops has been a beloved tradition at Riverbend since the venue first opened on Independence Day in 1984," said Pops conductor John Morris Russell in a release. "Given these extraordinary times, we're moving the celebration online for friends and family to enjoy in Cincinnati, across the country and around the world."

Yes. The Pops will be moving this party into the digital realm, for free, with plenty of the expected Red, White & Boom musical performances.

Usually the concert is accompanied by a fireworks display from Rozzi's, but that part of the show will have to be up to you. 

If you have already purchased a ticket to Red, White & Boom, you may donate the value as a tax-deductible gift to the Pops, return it for a gift certificate to a future CSO or Pops show, get a refund or use it for the same seats at next year's Fourth of July concert.

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