July 5th Lineup and Fireworks
Chris Mulkey and Deluxe, and Ten Out of Tenn to Perform Beginning at 6:30 p.m.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – This year’s July 4th celebration, “Let Freedom Sing,” expands through July 5th to give visitors and locals alike another chance to enjoy free live music. Get there early and enjoy 2-for-1 beers on The Lawn at Riverfront Park from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Music begins at 6:30 p.m. at The Lawn with the lineup including L.A. actor Chris Mulkey and Deluxe and Nashville-based singer/songwriter group Ten out of Tenn. The evening will end with a fireworks show at 9:30 p.m.
Friday, July 5 Schedule:
6:30-7:30 p.m. – Chris Mulkey and Deluxe
8-9:30 p.m. – Ten Out of Tenn
9:30 p.m. - Fireworks
Attendees can park at LP Field for $8, or at other downtown lots and garages including the Music City Center garage. Please note the Shelby Street Pedestrian Bridge will close at approximately 9 p.m. on July 5th for the 9:30 p.m. fireworks show. The bridge will reopen immediately following the fireworks show.
Boaters please be aware The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently announced it would not be able to extend operational hours at Old Hickory Lock on July 4th and 5th. The Lock will close at 9:15 p.m. The Corps suggests that recreational boaters use boat ramps downstream of Old Hickory Dam to avoid using the Lock and to be able to enjoy July 4th and 5th events at their own leisure. For a list of boat ramps available to the public, click here.
Citizens are also reminded that parking on the shoulders of the interstate system to watch the fireworks display is prohibited. Stopping on the interstate without a legitimate reason is inherently dangerous. Motorists who do so are subject to being ticketed. Cars left abandoned on the interstate will be towed.
“Music City July 4th: Let Freedom Sing” is produced by the NCVC for the city of Nashville and presented by Dr Pepper, and sponsored by Kroger, Governor’s Highway Safety Office: Click It or Ticket, McDonald’s, Advance Financial 24/7, Durango, Twice Daily, Carl Black Chevrolet, Wrangler, Budweiser, el Jimador Tequila, and Jack Daniel’s.
Please visit www.visitmusiccity.com/visitors/july4th for the most up-to-date information about the event. Hotel and attraction packages are available by calling the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp at (800) 657-6910 or online at www.visitmusiccity.com.
Ten Out of Tenn (TOT)
Ten Out of Tenn is a unique community of artists bravely forging their way through the difficulties of today’s music industry. Similar to the folk movement of the ‘60s in New York, (including Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Joni Mitchell and Neil Young), this exciting group of young musicians are passionate about one thing above all else: creating authentic, soul-driven music that has nothing to do with ego and everything to do with making art for art’s sake. TOT features a rotating group of artists who have collectively had well over 100 television song placements, as well as music in film and commercials. These accomplishments are impressive, but it is when the TOT artists swap instruments on stage, gather around one microphone and improvise on their own and each other’s songs that the magic really happens. TOT’s fourth collaborative record and sixth U.S. tour are sure to spawn even more creative endeavors and a stronger sense of community for the artists, as well as stellar entertainment for their listeners. It is a revolution in the making, a refreshing effort of love and a unique point of pride for Nashville’s changing culture.
Chris Mulkey and Deluxe
Chris Mulkey, the actor from “First Blood”, “Twin Peaks”, “Friday Night Lights”, Any Day Now, and “Boardwalk Empire”, is also a musician. Based in roots and country blues, he has developed his talent as a singer/songwriter, telling stories about everyday life. As an ASCAP member, Chris has sold over 25 songs to movies and television and has played with Los Lobos, Don Felder, Billy Burnette, Eddie Bodin and Branford Marsalis. He and his band, Deluxe, have just released a new CD, Better Together. Earlier albums include Ride This One Out, Wood and Wire, Voo Doo Walking and It’s About the Heart. Chris Mulkey and Deluxe, which includes Mark Marcellino, keyboards, Chris Adelmann, guitar, Mike Vernon, bass, and Eddie Bodin, drums, are based in Venice, Calif. Chris and Deluxe have performed at the House of Blues in Hollywood and other venues across L.A., as well as events and festivals across the country, including the Santa Monica Fourth of July, Mardi Gras Festival at Cajun Field in Lafayette, La, and the Dylan Fest in Virginia. Chris recently produced and directed a TV pilot about the music business, “The Never Has Beenz”, which he co-wrote and starred in with Eddie Bodin. This summer, look for Chris in the upcoming films The Purge and Captain Phillips, starring Tom Hanks.
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.