Peter Nero will lead the Philly Pops in its traditional Independence Day concert this July 3. The concert, in front of Independence Hall, is free. Nero typically does not announce repertoire in advance, but patriotic tune are promised. Excerpts from the Declaration of Independence will be read by Bill Barker, “Philadelphia’s own Thomas Jefferson.” The concert begins at 8 p.m., and audiences are invited to bring lawn chairs and blankets to Independence Mall, between Chestnut and Market Sts. Information: www.phillypops.org or www.welcomeamerica.com.