By Andrew Gans
30 May 2012
The entertainment special will be broadcast live from the Charles River Esplanade on CBS July 4 beginning at 10 PM ET; check local listings.
Emmy Award-winning actor Michael Chiklis, star of the new CBS drama series "Vegas," will host the hour-long special.
Hudson is expected to perform some of her biggest hits with the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra under the direction of conductor Keith Lockhart. The final 20 minutes of the broadcast will feature a spectacular fireworks display.