The temperature is rising and that means it's time for concerts along the Charles River at the Hatch Shell. The venue is best known for hosting the Boston Pops during the annual Fourth of July celebration in Boston, but during the summer months, the Hatch Shell is used for outdoor concerts most weekends and many weeknights.
Built in 1928, the Hatch Shell was a temporary venue for the Pops. For its 50th anniversary in 1991, the venue went through renovations. Master craftsman Howard Brickman created the detailed interior wood-paneling by hand.
The grass area in front of the Hatch Shell has no permanent seating, so visitors can picnic, play sports, or stretch out on a sunny day. A complete list of events can be found here.
Here, workers prepare for the Fourth of July celebration.