The July 4th Nashville festivities kick off today at 12 pm with family friendly activities in downtown Nashville. The music will begin at 5:15 pm today which will include respected group Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and new duo The Sisterhood which includes the daughter of Rod Stewart. An event map is available
Mayor Megan Barry will welcome attendees on the Broadway Stage at Fifth and Broadway, and the program will include the National Anthem by Jason Eskridge.
Nashville’s Let Freedom Sing! Music City July 4th presented by Dr Pepper Cherry (#NashvilleJuly4) will feature a new layout with the main concert stage located at Fifth and Broadway featuring Young. The GRAMMY-winning Nashville Symphony will perform at Ascend Amphitheater. The city’s Independence Day celebration is a free, family-friendly event that features the largest fireworks show in the country, boasting more than 60,000 shells.
Live-stream the Fireworks down below!
- More than 60,000 shells will be shot, more than any other fireworks show in the country.
- Eighteen technicians from Pyro Shows will set up the show over the course of eight days.
- More than 35,000 pounds of explosives and 150 miles of wire will be used.
- The largest shell is 10 inches in diameter and weighs 12 pounds. It leaves the mortar at 200 mph and climbs to 1,000 feet before breaking into a colorful canopy. The 30-minute show will include more than 250 of these types of shells. There will also be 250 8-inch shells.
- The show’s finale will be the most powerful in Nashville history.
Starting at 9 p.m., WKRN-News 2 will broadcast the fireworks display live. They will also livestream the fireworks show at wkrn.com.
Cumulus Media is the event’s radio partner and will broadcast performances from the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Chris Young and the Nashville Symphony live on 95.5 NASH ICON.
All personal items are subject to searches. A list of House Rules are available.
Permitted Items Include:
- Collapsible chairs everywhere, except Ascend Amphitheater
- Blankets and ground tarps (6’x8’ or less)
- Handheld personal-sized umbrellas (up to 36”)
- Personal cameras
- Small bags with maximum measurement of 16”x10”x4”
Note: All chairs and umbrellas must be taken down and put away by 4 p.m.
Prohibited Items Include:
- No coolers
- No backpacks or luggage
- No guns, knives, other weapons or dangerous devices of any kind
- No outside alcoholic beverages
- No illegal drugs
- No fireworks
- No laser pointers
- No pets (except service animals)
- No pop-up tents
- No beach or pole-style umbrellas
- No wagons or pull-carts
- No drones or other remote controlled aerial devices
- No audio recorders, video or professional cameras
- No inserting stakes, poles or any other objects into the ground, or use of roes, cords, tape, etc. to reserve space
- No unauthorized vending, sales, sampling or solicitation (event credentials required)
- No unauthorized personal transport devices, including bicycles, roller blades, skateboards, Segways, golf carts, mopeds, etc. (event credentials required)
- No pedicabs or pedal taverns
- No unauthorized amplification devices permitted, which disrupt event production, including handheld megaphones
- No performances or demonstrations of any type unless previously authorized by event (event credentials required)
- No collapsible chairs in Ascend Amphitheater
Vehicle parking will be available for $10 at Nissan Stadium in Lots A, B, C and D; $10 at the Metro Courthouse Garage; $13 at Nashville Public Library Downtown; and $15 at the Music City Center.
To locate other available parking downtown, visit www.parkitdowntown.com.
Taxis can drop off and pick up attendees on Seventh Avenue South at Broadway.