Located on the Charles River Esplanade along Storrow Drive, this large outdoor performance stage is best known as the home of the Boston Pops Annual Fourth of July Concert and fireworks. Built in 1940, the shell is a beloved part of Boston that is host to many events from spring until early fall. A 10-acre lawn serves as seating for attendees. The stage hosts rock, jazz, country and other music concerts. Films are occasionally shown as well. All events are free. There is one concession stand.