Soul singer Ellis Hall and Nowell's own blues songstress Susan Tedeschi joined Boston Pops conductor Keith Lockhart for this year's Fourth of July concert at the Hatch Shell. Former "American Idol" contestant Ayla Brown and singer-songwriter Howie Day also made on-stage appearances, contributing their own local ties to the "Boston Strong" theme of the evening. (Day is of Maine while Brown is a Wrentham native.)
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