Nashville announces plans for the largest firework show in the country on July 4th

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The Nashville Convention and Visitor's Corp. said Tuesday that Chris Young will headline the country's biggest fireworks display in Music City this Fourth of July.

The celebration, called Let Freedom Sing! Music City July 4th, features a night of concerts and fireworks in downtown Nashville.

Nashville friends and families can view the fireworks display for free around Riverfront Park and Ascend Amphitheater. The Nashville Symphony will perform alongside the city's firework display from Ascend Amphitheater.

Country artist Chris Young will take the stage at Fifth and Broadway at 8:10 p.m. ahead of the fireworks. The lineup also includes the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, R&B artist Jonny P, and folk rock duo The Sisterhood.

Video screens will be placed on Broadway between Third and Fourth Avenue and at Walk of Fame Park with audio all the way through to Public Square Park, Walk of Fame Park, Riverfront Park and The Green at Riverfront Park.

People who choose to sit in Ascend Amphitheater will be able to watch the Broadway Stage concert on screens, while those on Broadway and Walk of Fame Park will be able to watch the Nashville Symphony performance on screens.

According to the CVC, Nashville will host the country's largest fireworks show for the third year in a row with more than 35,000 lbs of explosives and 150 miles of wire involved.

Event Schedule

A Family Fun Zone will be set up at Music City Walk of Fame Park from noon to 4 p.m. The Ascend Amphitheater opens at 4 p.m.

Jason Eskridge will perform the national anthem from the 5th and Broadway stage followed by remarks from Mayor Megan Barry at 5:15 p.m.

Broadway stage schedule

  • The Sisterhood, 5:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • DJ Robert Luke, 6 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
  • Jonny P, 6:15 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.
  • DJ Robert Luke, 6:45 p.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, 7 p.m. – 7:50 p.m.
  • DJ Robert Luke, 7:50 p.m. – 8:10 p.m.
  • Chris Young, 8:10 p.m. – 9:15 p.m.

At 9:15 p.m., the Nashville Symphony will play for the 30-minute fireworks show.

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