Multi-platinum chart-topper Brett Eldredge will headline Nashville’s July 4th celebration on Lower Broadway, the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp announced today. Mac McAnally, a record-breaking 10-time CMA Musician of the Year, and Grammy-nominated neo-soul/rock artist Jessy Wilson are part of the diverse, all Nashville-based lineup. In a new partnership, CMT will air a 90-minute live special that will include performances from Eldredge, highlights from Let Freedom Sing! and conclude with the acclaimed firework show.
Let Freedom Sing! Music City July 4th presented by Dr. Pepper is a free, family-friendly event that showcases the Grammy-winning Nashville Symphony and one of the largest fireworks shows in the country.
Additional announcements in the coming weeks will include information about activities on Wednesday, July 3 to enhance the semifinal Gold Cup soccer match being played at Nissan Stadium that day.
“Once again, Nashville will host a world-class July 4th event, and, with Gold Cup activities on July 3, we have the potential to turn this holiday into a five-day extended weekend for locals and visitors alike to enjoy soccer, music, fireworks and so much more that Nashville offers,” said Ronnie Smith, Head of Corporate Bank, Regions Bank, who serves as chair of the NCVC board of directors. “The CMT broadcast will provide yet another opportunity to showcase this stellar celebration and our great live music to a national audience.”
The main concert stage will be located at Fifth Avenue and Broadway and will include a DJ and live music starting at noon and into the evening. Additional performances will feature the 2018 and 2019 winners of Lightning 100’s Music City Mayhem, followed by The Joe West Band and country artist Dylan Scott.
After the concert, the event will shift to the Cumberland Riverfront with a firework show synchronized to a live performance by the Nashville Symphony. The program at Ascend Amphitheater will start around 9:30 p.m. and conclude with a 30-minute pyrotechnics show. The program will feature patriotic recitations from Barry Scott.
The Independence Day celebration will include a Family Fun Zone, with inflatables and other kid-friendly activities, from noon to 5 p.m. at Music City Walk of Fame Park.
Eldredge is a platinum-selling singer/songwriter. His current hit “Love Someone” is Top 20 at Country radio and is the third single from his self-titled record, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart and the all-genre Top Albums Sales chart. McAnally is a member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame and Alabama Music Hall of Fame. Wilson has toured with Alicia Keys and written with John Legend and her first release as a solo artist, Phase, was written and recorded with producer Patrick Carney—drummer for the Nashville-based Black Keys.
Let Freedom Sing! Music City July 4th is presented by Dr. Pepper and partners include Advance Financial, Anderson Benson Insurance, Kroger, Green Giant, Topgolf Nashville, Navy Federal Credit Union, Jack Daniel’s, and Budweiser.
Let Freedom Sing! Music City July 4th package experiences are available for purchase. Packages include a minimum of a 1-night stay at a participating hotel and a July 4th Fun Pack, which includes the following for each member in a package reservation: Commemorative July 4th event t-shirt, event koozie, hand-held American flag, patriotic folding hand fan, and a Nashville cinch bag to carry your items around. Visitors also have the option to add a Music Note hat(s) to their package – choose either navy blue or red! To make this experience more convenient, the July 4th Fun Packs will be delivered to the hotels. To book this package experience or if you have questions, please call 1-800-657-6910 or book online.
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