The Band Perry to Headline Music City July 4th Celebration
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Republic Nashville’s Platinum-selling family trio, The Band Perry, will headline one of the city’s signature events this summer – “Music City July 4th: Let Freedom Sing!” – at The Lawn at Riverfront Park, the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp (NCVC) announced today. The show line-up will also include GRAMMY®-winning blues musician Keb’ Mo’ and the GRAMMY®-winning Nashville Symphony Orchestra. The July 4th event will feature live music and family activities throughout the afternoon and evening, and the headlining concert will be followed by one of the nation’s best fireworks displays choreographed to live music.
“Nashville is known for having one of the best Fourth of July celebrations in the country,” said Butch Spyridon, president and CEO of the NCVC. “The event has become a major draw for visitors, with more than 150,000 people enjoying the show last year on the lawn. The Band Perry’s recent chart-topping success makes this year’s show bigger and a ‘can’t-miss’ event.”
“Music City July 4th: Let Freedom Sing” is produced by the NCVC for the city of Nashville and is sponsored by Dr Pepper, Kroger and McDonald’s. More details about the event, including additional artists will be forthcoming.
Hotel and attraction packages are available by calling the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp at (800) 657-6910 or online at www.visitmusiccity.com.
About The Band Perry
Siblings Kimberly, Reid and Neil Perry quickly catapulted into the mainstream with the success of their Quadruple-Platinum, breakout hit “If I Die Young.” In 2011, the tune took the #1 position on both Country and AC charts as well as earned 2011 CMA Single AND Song of the Year. Their success continued with Platinum-certified “You Lie” and the Gold-certified, #1 smash “All Your Life.” The debut single “Better Dig Two,” from their sophomore release PIONEER, out on April 2, 2013 was a two-week consecutive #1 single and has sold over one millions downloads. The Band Perry has won multiple ACM, CMA and CMT Music Awards as well as GRAMMY, TEEN CHOICE, AMA, ACA and Billboard Music Award nominations.
About Keb’ Mo’
Three-time GRAMMY®-winner Keb’ Mo’ has been making critically acclaimed albums since 1994 when he released his debut album and became a fresh face in the blues/roots genre. The self-titled record garnered much attention, but it was his second album, Just Like You, that earned him his first GRAMMY® Award. Throughout his career, Keb’ Mo’s genre-blending artfulness, intuitive lyrics, unique guitar style, distinctive voice and magnetic charisma on stage have gained him a tremendously loyal fan base and the significant honor of being called, “a musician's musician.” Though it seems that Keb’ Mo’ flies just under the radar of big name recognition, he has been recognized with a vast number of honors, awards and nominations throughout his career, including GRAMMY® Awards, BMI Awards, and numerous WC Handy Blues Awards. Audiences have heard his talents spill over into television compositions and theme songs, as well as acting roles on “Touched By An Angel”, “The West Wing”, “The Martha Stewart Show”, “Mike and Molly”, and “Sesame Street”. In 2007 he acted alongside Danny Glover in “Honeydripper” and in 2012 he was a part of two PBS specials – “Live at Infinity Hall” and “Red, White and Blues, In Performance at The White House.” Following the release of Suitcase in 2006, Keb’ Mo’ took a two-year hiatus from recording to focus on his family, and to work on film and TV projects. His latest album, The Reflection, is a journey deep into life and an even greater expansion of his musical body of work.
About The Nashville Symphony
The GRAMMY® Award-winning Nashville Symphony has earned an international reputation for its innovative programming and its commitment to performing, recording and commissioning works by America’s leading composers. The Nashville Symphony has released 19 recordings on Naxos, which have received 14 GRAMMY® nominations and seven GRAMMY® Awards, making NSO one of the most active recording orchestras in the country. With more than 140 performances annually, the 85-member orchestra offers a broad range of classical, pops and jazz, and children’s concerts, while its extensive education and community engagement programs inspire over 250,000 children and adults each year.
About The Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp
The mission of the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp is to maximize the economic contribution of the convention and tourism industry to the community by developing and marketing Nashville as a premier destination.