Austin Following the performance by the Austin Symphony Orchestra at Zilker Park, a unique fireworks display over Town Lake will feature the ever-popular "1812 Overture," punctuated by 75 mm Howitzer cannons. Boston One of Boston's most complex pyrotechnic displays ever will use more than 20,000 pounds of explosives, including shells that climb to 1,500 feet. This year's Boston Pops fireworks spectacular features rock singer John Mellencamp and the Boston Pop Esplanade Orchestra, in an event hosted by CBS's Craig Ferguson. Houston Chevy's "Freedom Over Texas" will feature the largest land-based fireworks show in the U.S., as well as performances by country music duo Montgomery Gentry and the Randy Rogers Band. Los Angeles The Rose Bowl is home to the largest Fourth of July celebration in Southern California. Legendary fireworks company Pyro Spectaculars by Souza will fire off its creations to music by the California Philharmonic Orchestra. Nashville The music city's dazzling country-style celebration will kick off with music from Rodney Atkins, Taylor Swift and Van Zant and finish up with an extravagant pyrotechnic displays over Riverfront Park.