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Nashville Prepares for One of Nation's Biggest Fireworks Shows -- Eric Alvarez

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Some 140,000 people are expected to attend the 4th of July concert and fireworks display downtown.

Billy Currington is headlining the "Let Freedom Sing" concert, which precedes the fireworks display accompanied by the Nashville Symphony.

Police are expecting a record crowd because of the lineup, the favorable forecast and the fact that the 4th falls on a Friday.

Organizers are hoping to bring the crowd a show big enough to match Music City's year in the national spotlight.

"It's been pretty phenomenal so we felt like Nashville deserved a little extra celebration.  we added more shells, we added bigger shells, we've added some special effects," said Butch Spyridon of the Nashville Convention and Visitors Corporation.  "We made the show a little bit longer.  It will rival any show in the country."

The fireworks are scheduled to start at 9:45 p.m.


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