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Nashville Plans Biggest Fireworks in Nation for Fourth of July

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Nashville’s celebration for Tuesday, called Let Freedom Sing!, will feature fireworks billed as the country’s biggest display.

The event will take place downtown and will include concerts. The fireworks can be viewed for free around Riverfront Park and at Ascend Amphitheater, Fox 17 reports. The Nashville Symphony will accompany the fireworks at Ascend Amphitheater.

Various musical acts will perform on stage at Fifth and Broadway starting around 4 p.m. The lineup includes the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, R&B artist Jonny P and folk rock duo The Sisterhood, among others. Country artist Chris Young will be the final performer starting at 8:10 p.m.

Video screens will be set up on Broadway between Third and Fourth Avenue and at the Walk of Fame Park, with audio wafting through various downtown areas.

People at Ascend Amphitheater will be able to watch the Broadway stage concerts on screens, while those on Broadway and at Walk of Fame Park can watch the symphony performance on screens.

Nashville’s fireworks show will be the country’s largest for the third year in a row and will involve more than 35,000 pounds of explosives and 150 miles of wire. Nashville has gone all out to have a more extravagant display than the one in New York City. The fireworks are set to start at 9:30 p.m.

Earlier in the day, there will be a family fun zone opening at noon at Walk of Fame Park.

For more information on the day’s events, go to visitmusiccity.com/july4th.

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