Last year Nashville’s 4th of July festivities attracted 240,000 people. The all-day Let Freedom Sing! celebration is one of a kind, with music, fun, food and fireworks. Here is the scoop on the downtown happenings that you won’t want to miss!
Music City Walk of Fame Park will be hosting the Wyler’s Light Family Fun Zone featuring all sorts of activities for the kids. They can bounce around and slip and slide in inflatables, get their face painted and more! Inflatable fun will end at 5 p.m., but stick around to watch the fireworks! Music City Walk of Fame Park is conveniently located right downtown Nashville. The park festivities will continue until 10 p.m. with large screens to watch the live music and firework shows.
Fire Works & Live Music
Nashville’s all-day music and 30-minute evening firework show is a one of a kind event, featuring the GRAMMY-winning Nashville Symphony Orchestra and a full day of talented music acts.
The line-up is as follows:
Broadway Stage at Fifth and Broadway
Noon-1:15 p.m.: Jason Eskridge
1:30-2:30 p.m.: Katie Schecter
2:45-3:45 p.m.: Kid Politics
4-5 p.m.: Andrew Combs
5:15-5:30 p.m.: National anthem by Shannon Sanders and welcome from emcee Storme Warren and Mayor David Briley
5:30-6 p.m.: Shannon Sanders
6:15-6:45 p.m.: Lucie Silvas
7-7:50 p.m.: Chris Janson
8:10-9:10 p.m.: Lady Antebellum
Ascend Amphitheater (opens at 4 p.m.)
9:20-9:22 p.m.: Remarks from emcee Kelly Sutton
9:22-9:30 p.m.: Barry Scott patriotic recitation and Nashville Symphony
9:30-10 p.m.: Nashville Symphony and fireworks show
There will be food trucks all over the downtown area, plus all restaurants and bars on Broadway will be open for business.
Other ideas for food during the festivities:
Acme 4th of July
Acme Feed & Seed is throwing an all-day Fourth of July celebration and rooftop fireworks viewing party with:
- A $10 cover at the door grants you access to floors one and two
- Live music featuring Music City Toppers, Johnny Hiland, AJ & The Jiggawatts, and Sam McCrary & The Mix
- A Dinner buffet from 5-7 p.m. on the rooftop
- Party favors such as Acme bandannas, sunglasses, sunblock on the rooftop
- Food and drink specials
Where: Acme Feed & Seed, 101 Broadway
When: 3 p.m. to midnight
Cost: $10 at the door, VIP rooftop access, $150
July 4th Red, White and BBQ
- A BBQ dinner specials
- Festive holiday cocktails
- Live music
- Your $75 ticket includes VIP entry, two drinks, and a rooftop view of the fireworks.
Where: L27, 807 Clark Pl
When: 6 p.m. to midnight
Cost: $75 per person
Best place to watch fire works
- Lower Broadway – large video screens to watch the live music
- Ascend Amphitheater – large video screens and the Nashville Symphony
- The Green at Riverfront Park – large video screens to watch the live music
- Music City Walk of Fame Park – large video screen to watch the live music
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