July 4th

July 4th - Fun Facts

Get the facts on Nashville's July 4th Celebration and details about fireworks, music, and more.

Please know, these are details for the 2019 event. Stay tuned for 2020 information! Go ahead and book your stay now. 

The Music

Brett EldredgeMac McAnallyJessy WilsonDylan ScottCreature ComfortJackson Bruck & The Dukes of HumeDJ set by Dave AudéJoe West Band, and the Nashville Symphony to play this year's #NashvilleJuly4!​ ​​​​​​

All artists and times are subject to change.

  • More than 62,000 shells will be shot, making it one of the largest fireworks shows in the country.
  • Eighteen technicians from Pyro Shows will set up the show over the course of eight days.
  • More than 36,000 pounds of explosives and 150 miles of wire will be used.
  • Fifteen flatbed trailers mounted with fireworks will be used.
  • Some 40,000 pounds of sand will be used to bury the largest shells.
  • There will be more than 1,000 floating flares and special ghost shells as part of the show.
  • The show’s finale will be the most powerful in Nashville history.
Fireworks Viewing

For those primarily interested in watching the fireworks, they are encouraged to go to the following locations that are part of the city’s July 4 event campus:

  • Lower Broadway
  • Ascend Amphitheater
  • Korean War Veterans Memorial Bridge
  • Riverfront Park (with audio)
  • The Green at Riverfront Park (with audio)
  • Public Square Park (with audio)
  • Music City Walk of Fame Park (with audio)

Video screens will be placed at Riverfront Park and at The Green at Riverfront Park, as well as on the Broadway Stage and at Ascend Amphitheater.

Those sitting in Ascend Amphitheater will be able to watch the Broadway Stage concert on screens, while those on Broadway will be able to watch the Nashville Symphony performance on screens.

Livestreaming and Broadcast

The fireworks show will be livestreamed on visitmusiccity.com/july4th.

In a new partnership, CMT will air a 90-minute live special that will include performances from headliner Brett Eldredge, highlights from Let Freedom Sing! and conclude with the acclaimed fireworks show. The show will be aired again right after the live broadcast.

Fun Activities

National Championship Trophy presented by Dr Pepper
College football fans can take a free photo with The National Championship Trophy presented by Dr Pepper. This is the actual trophy for the upcoming 2019 season which will be awarded on the field at the College Football Playoff National Championship Game on Jan. 13, 2020 in New Orleans. It weighs approximately 50 pounds and is made of 24-karat gold, stainless steel, and bronze.

  • On July 3, Dr Pepper will sample full-size cans of the new Dr Pepper Dark Berry.
  • On July 4 they will have samples and giveaways.
  • At the Dr Pepper Football Toss, test your football throwing accuracy at the Dr Pepper inflatable can.

NCAA College World Series Trophy
The NCAA College World Series Trophy, which Nashville's own Vanderbilt University just won, will be on display at the Family Fun Zone in Music City Walk of Fame Park from 12-6pm. Stop by to see and grab a photo with it!

SoundWaves at Gaylord Opryland
Soundwaves is the country’s first truly upscale, indoor/outdoor resort water attraction. SoundWaves fuses music and water to create a uniquely Nashville experience with something for everyone, from relaxing indulgences and adults-only areas to live music and thrilling water attractions. Cool off at the SoundWaves Cooling Station with misting fans, a virtual reality zone to step inside a 360◦ view of the water attraction, enter for a chance to win a holiday trip to Gaylord Opryland and a discount offer for a SoundWaves Experience Package.

Stop by the Topgolf booth, locater at Music City Walk of Fame Park, on July 4 to receive $15 off your next game at Topgolf, fun summer prizes, and info on all upcoming concerts at Topgolf’s music venue, The Cowan. Topgolf features fun and competitive golf games for all ages in climate-controlled hitting “bays” similar to a bowling lane. With an impressive food and drink menu, private spaces for groups of any size, and live music at The Cowan, Topgolf Nashville has something for everyone. Learn more at topgolf.com/nashville.

Navy Federal Credit Union
The Navy Federal Credit Union will be hosting giveaways that include rally towels representing all branches of the military and fun items for kids at Music City Walk of Fame Park. Navy Federal’s mission is to always put members first. Each area of the credit union operates with the same purpose in mind, making members’ financial goals the top priority. Navy Federal is honored to serve those who serve, with a field of membership comprised of all Department of Defense and Coast Guard active duty, veterans, civilian and contractor personnel and their families.

WSIX-FM The Big 98
Stop by WSIX-FM The Big 98 for a cool photo op and a chance to cool koozies and glow stick bracelets. They will be located on Lower Broadway near Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville.

NASH FM 103.3
Play Jenga and take a photo at the NASH FM 103.3 tent located on Lower Broadway and 2nd Avenue.

Like cornhole and connect 4? Then stop by the 95.5 NASH ICON tent located at Music City Walk of Fame Park to play! They will also have a cool photo booth to take a cool pic.

Tennessee Highway Safety Office
Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk: The Tennessee Highway Safety Office reminds everyone to plan ahead and find a sober ride home this Independence Day. Remember: Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk.


Join Allstate at the official “Day for Play” ahead of the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup™ Semifinal match at Music City Walk of Fame Park. This free public event on July 3 encourages soccer fans and players alike to get outside and celebrate their passion for the sport with several fun activities.

  • Try your soccer skills with goalkeeper battles against fellow competitors and pro soccer players.
  • Pose for photos with the Gold Cup trophy before it takes the field during the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup Tournament.
  • Bring your old soccer balls to trade in for brand new soccer balls. As part of Allstate’s promise to protect and preserve the sport of soccer, the company will recycle all worn out soccer balls and will offer brand new soccer balls in return.
  • Get a chance to win tickets to the semifinal Gold Cup match on July 3.

Dr Pepper
On July 3, Dr Pepper will sample full-size cans of the new Dr Pepper Dark Berry and limited giveaways. Don’t miss the Dr Pepper Football Toss, test your football throwing accuracy at the Dr Pepper inflatable can. They will be located at Music City Walk of Fame Park.

More Free Music
As part of “Start With a Kick & End With a Bang,” a free Family Fun Zone with activities and entertainment by DJ Robert Luke will take place on July 3 starting at noon at Music City Walk of Fame Park. Then you can jump over to Ascend Amphitheater at 3pm to hear free live music from Alejandro Aranda performing as Scarypoolparty, Bizz & Everyday People, and The Whigs before the Gold Cup Semifinal match at Nissan Stadium later that evening.

All artists and times are subject to change.

Concacaf Gold Cup Nashville
Later that evening, USA will take on Jamaica at Nissan Stadium during the Concacaf Gold Cup Semifinal match. It is the premier regional soccer championship that crowns the best national team in North, Central America and the Caribbean, featuring some of the hemisphere’s best players and teams. Get tickets now.

Family Fun

Children will love the Family Fun Zone during Let Freedom Sing! Music City July 4th. It will be FREE and open to the public on the 4th of July so make sure to stop by for some great fun before seeing the spectacular firework show later that night.

Advance Financial Picture Frame

The Advance Financial Picture Frame will be located at First and Broadway near the Court of Flags. Take your photo in the frame and post on social media with the #NashvilleJuly4 tag and @VisitMusicCity!

Get Social

Help Us Paint a Mural
Yep. You read that right! This year we are asking all our friends to help us paint a mural on Lower Broadway. The mural will be located near the Information Booth in front of Luke Bryan's near the corner of 3rd and Broadway. Don't forget to take a photo of your handy work.

5 Photo Ops
Nashville is so pretty you could take a photo anywhere and it would be social-worthy. To help you, we provided you with 5 of our favorite spots to help you create a lasting memory. Check them out.

Street Teams
Teams will be roaming the event site, interacting with guests and offering fun #NashvilleJuly4 props for exciting photo opportunities to be shared via @VisitMusicCity accounts and throughout the visitors’ own social media channels.

#NashvilleJuly4 & @VisitMusicCity
The official hashtag for the 2019 Let Freedom Sing! Music City July 4th is #NashvilleJuly4. Please use this hashtag in all social media posts about the event and follow along to join the conversation.

Follow us on social media for event updates, information, and answers to your #NashvilleJuly4 questions:
Twitter: @VisitMusicCity – http://twitter.com/visitmusiccity
Instagram: @VisitMusicCity – http://instagram.com/visitmusiccity
Facebook: Visit Music City – http://facebook/nashvillemusiccity
Snapchat: visitmusiccity – https://www.snapchat.com/add/visitmusiccity

Get the app
Make sure to download the free Nashville July 4th app from the App Store or on Google Play to get the most up-to-date information on the event, schedule, map, music, fireworks, official merchandise and everything else Let Freedom Sing! has to offer. Search Nashville July 4th.