Music City July 4th: Let Freedom Sing!
Artists and times subject to change.
Get Live Updates throughout the event by following @VisitMusicCity on Twitter or www.visitmusiccity.com/july4th.
“Prelude to the 4th”:
Jack Daniel’s Main Stage at 1st Avenue and Broadway
4 p.m. DJ DU
6 p.m. Elise Davis
7 p.m. Gabe Dixon
8:20 p.m. The Weeks
McDonald’s Family Fun Zone:
5th Avenue and Broadway
Open 12 – 5 p.m.
AT&T GigaPowerSM Stage:
5th Avenue and Broadway
12 p.m. Annie Bosko
12:40 p.m. Small Time Rock Stars
2:05 p.m. Scat Springs and The Scat Springs Band
3:25 p.m. Shirley Tempo
4:20 p.m. Striking Matches
Jack Daniel’s Main Stage:
1st Avenue and Broadway
5 p.m. Coach (DJ)
6:33 p.m. Annie Bosko
6:41 p.m. National Anthem by Scat Springs
6:45 p.m. Mikky Ekko
7:45 p.m. patriotic narrative by Barry Scott with Nashville Symphony
8:10 p.m. Martina McBride
9:30 p.m. Largest fireworks display in the country choreographed to live performance by Nashville Symphony
GUIDELINES AND SECURITY PROCEDURES
This year’s Music City July 4th is anticipated to exceed last year’s estimate of 284,000 attendees. Event goers should be aware of the following guidelines that will be strictly enforced by event personnel. RANDOM SEARCH WILL OCCUR.
Permitted Items include:
- Coolers with Maximum Measurement of 26” long x 16” wide x 16” high
- Collapsible Chairs
- Blankets and Ground Tarps – 6’ x 8’ or less
- Handheld, Personal-Sized Umbrellas (up to 36”)
- All Chairs and Umbrellas Must be Taken Down and Put Away by 6:00pm
- Personal Cameras
- Small Bags and Backpacks
Prohibited Items include:
- No Outside Alcoholic Beverages. Only Alcoholic Beverages purchased from a designated official event vendor are allowed on site
- No Illegal Drugs
- No Fireworks
- No Guns, Knives, Other Weapons or Dangerous Devices of Any Kind
- No Laser Pointers
- No Pets (except for service animals)
- No Pop-Up Tents
- No Beach or Pole-Style Umbrellas
- No Wagons or Pull-Carts
- No Drones or Other Remote Controlled Aerial Devices
- No Inserting Stakes, Poles or Any Other Objects Into the Ground, or Use of Ropes, Cords, Tape, Etc. to Reserve Space
- No Audio Recorders, Video or Professional Cameras
- No Unauthorized Vending, Sales, Sampling or Solicitation (Event Credentials Required)
- No Unauthorized Personal Transport Devices (Including Bicycles, Roller Blades, Skateboards, Segways, Golf Carts, Mopeds, Etc.) (Event Credentials Required)
- No Pedi Cabs or Pedal Taverns
- No Unauthorized Amplification Devices Permitted Which Disrupt Event Production Including Handheld Megaphones
- No Performances or Demonstrations of Any Type Unless Previously Authorized by Event (Event Credentials Required)
First-aid tents, 24 water stations and six misting stations will be located throughout the event parameters. Food and drink vendors will also be on site along 1st, 2nd & 5th Avenues and Broadway, as well as Walk of Fame Park.
Message from Metro Police Chief:
“Several hundred police personnel will be extremely visible downtown throughout Saturday, July 4th. We strongly encourage citizens to be on the lookout for anything concerning or out of the ordinary. If they see something suspicious, say something to the nearest officer. We are asking everyone to mind your own belongings.” – Chief Steve Anderson, MNPD
In addition to the main stage area, there are several locations with additional sound and video as well as great views of the fireworks.
Sound and video locations:
· Riverfront Park
· Walk of Fame Park
· 2nd Avenue
Sound only locations:
· Public Square Park
· North half of Korean Veterans Boulevard – closed for vehicles, but open for pedestrians
The west bank of the Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge to 4th Avenue will be available for viewing. This will be for standing viewing only (no chairs).
The remainder of the Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge as well as the Woodland Street Bridge will close at 8 p.m. and reopen at the conclusion of the fireworks show.
PARKING AND TRANSPORTATION
· Music City Center parking garage
· Nissan Stadium lots A, B, D, E and N
To locate other available parking downtown, visit www.parkitdowntown.com.
Parking on the shoulders of the interstate system to watch the fireworks display is prohibited. Cars left abandoned on the interstate will be towed.
Taxi Stands: located on 7th Avenue at Broadway.
Ride Share: Uber will have a dedicated area for pick-up and drop-off during the July 4th celebration beginning at noon until midnight on Korean Veterans Blvd. between 5th and 6th Ave.
New Uber users can receive $25 off their first Uber ride by using the code: FREEDOMSING
Boaters Tip: According to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Old Hickory Lock WILL be open on July 4.
PARK AND RIDE
MTA to Operate Sunday/Holiday Schedule on Friday, July 3
Regular Saturday schedule in effect for July 4
On July 3, MTA will operate its buses and AccessRide vans on a Sunday/Holiday schedule in observance of Independence Day. For detailed bus service information, please consult the Sunday/Holiday information listed in the route schedules, the MTA website at nashvillemta.org, or contact MTA Customer Care at (615) 862-5950. The RTA express buses and the Music City Star will not be in service on July 3. The July 4 Music City Star train to the “Music City July 4th: Let Freedom Sing” event is sold out.
The Vanderbilt University Medical Center shuttle lots (on Natchez Trace) will be utilized as a FREE parking alternative for the July 4 fireworks celebration this year. VUPD will provide a uniformed security presence in these lots (73, 74 and 75), from 3:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Individuals utilizing the shuttle lots for parking can go to visitmusiccity.com/july4th/july4th_parkingtranspo for more details, visit nashvillemta.org for bus stop locations and times, or can take Uber to downtown. The last MTA bus of the evening is scheduled to depart downtown at 10:45 p.m. and all passengers returning after the fireworks show should board at Music City Central (400 Charlotte Ave.) for the return trip.
Turn on your computer, tablet or smart phone device and don't miss a second of this year's July 4th celebration in Music City. AT&T will provide the free high-speed content stream of the entire Music City July 4th main stage show online. Visit visitmusiccity.com/nashvillejuly4live for details so you can watch the performances and the fireworks show.
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