July 4th

July 4th House Rules

See what items and activities are and are not permitted at Nashville's July 4th celebration in downtown Music City.

The House Rules exist for the safety, comfort, and convenience of everyone. All personal items are subject to search.


Permitted Items

  • Collapsible chairs – Everywhere except Ascend Amphitheater
  • Handheld, Personal-Sized Umbrellas (up to 36”)
  • All Chairs and Umbrellas Must Be Taken Down and Put Away by 4pm
  • Blankets and Ground Tarps (up to 6’x8’)
  • Small Bags (Maximum Measurements of 16”x10”x4”)
  • Personal Cameras

Prohibited Items

  • No Guns, Knives, Other Weapons, or Dangerous Devices of Any Kind
  • No Backpacks or Luggage
  • No Coolers
  • No Outside Alcoholic Beverages. Only Alcoholic Beverages Purchased From a Designated Official Event Vendor Are Allowed On Site.
  • No Illegal Substances, Drugs, or Drug Paraphernalia
  • No Fireworks
  • No Laser Pointers
  • No Pets (Except for Service Animals)
  • No Drones or Other Remote-controlled Aerial or Ground-based Devices
  • No Unauthorized Vending, Sales, Sampling, Solicitation, or Distribution of Materials Including Handbills, Flyers, Stickers, Beach Balls, Giveaways, etc. (Event Credentials Required)
  • No Wagons or Pull-carts
  • No Unauthorized Personal Transport Devices, Including: Bicycles, Roller Blades, Skateboards, Segways, Golf Carts, Mopeds, Scooters, Electric Scooters (Bird, Lime, Spin, Lyft, JUMP, Gotcha, Bolt), or Any Personal Motorized Vehicles Other Than Wheelchairs or ADA Devices (Event Credentials Required)
  • No Pedicabs or Pedal Taverns
  • No Unauthorized Amplification Devices Permitted Which Disrupt Event Production Including Handheld Megaphones
  • No Noisemakers (Musical Instruments, Bullhorns, Air Horns, Whistles, etc.)
  • No Performances or Demonstrations of Any Type Outside of the Designated Freedom of Expression Zone
  • No Pop-up Tents
  • No Beach or Pole-style Umbrellas
  • No Inserting Stakes, Poles or Any Other Objects Into the Ground, or Use of Ropes, Cords, Tape, etc. to Reserve Space
  • No Hammocks or Attaching Anything to Any Park Structures or Trees
  • No Audio Recorders or Video Cameras
  • No Camera Stands, Monopods, Tripods, Attachment Sticks or Selfie Sticks
  • No Aerosol Containers of Any Kind
  • No Sealed Containers of Any Kind
  • No Throwing Objects
  • No Professional-grade Radios or Walkie-talkies
  • No Large Chains or Spiked Jewelry
  • No Signs, Flags on Sticks, or Poles
  • No Collapsible Chairs in Ascend Amphitheater

Note to Boaters: No anchorage between Woodland Street Bridge and KVB Bridge. Find Boater Information & Maps.

Note about Photography: For the Let Freedom Sing! Music City July 4th event, any person intending to record audio of, photograph, or video any musical act on the stages of the event for professional or commercial use needs to be credentialed. To do so, please contact Bonna Johnson at bonna@visitmusiccity.com. There are no limitations on photography for other aspects of the event in the public areas. All photographers do need to abide by the house rules concerning permitted bag size – no larger than 16” x 10” x 4” – and tripods should not obstruct other's views.