July 4th

July 4th - House Rules

Please be aware, these are the details for the 2018 Let Freedom Sing! Music City July 4th celebration. Stay tuned for 2019!

For the Safety, Comfort and Convenience of EVERYONE – Please Observe the following:

All Personal items are Subject to Search
Random Searches Will Occur



Permitted Items include:

  • Collapsible chairs everywhere, except Ascend Amphitheater
  • Blankets and ground tarps (6’x8’ or less)
  • Handheld personal-sized umbrellas (up to 36”)
  • All chairs and umbrellas must be taken down and put away by 4pm
  • Personal cameras
  • Small bags with maximum measurement of 16”x10”x4”


Prohibited Items include:

  • No guns, knives, other weapons, or dangerous devices of any kind
  • No coolers
  • No backpacks or luggage
  • No outside alcoholic beverages. Only alcoholic beverages purchased from a designated official event vendor are allowed on site.
  • No drones or other remote controlled aerial or ground-based devices
  • No pets (except service animals)
  • No beach or pole-style umbrellas
  • No wagons or pull-carts
  • No illegal substances, drugs or drug paraphernalia
  • No fireworks
  • No laser pointers
  • No pop-up tents
  • No inserting stakes, poles or any other objects into the ground, or use of ropes, cords, tape, etc. to reserve space
  • No unauthorized vending, sales, sampling, solicitation or distribution of materials including handbills, flyers, stickers, beach balls, giveaways, etc. (event credentials required)
  • No unauthorized personal transport devices (including bicycles, roller blades, skateboards, segways, golf carts, mopeds, scooters, bird electric scooters, or any personal motorized vehicles other than wheelchairs or ADA devices) (event credentials required)
  • No unauthorized amplification devices permitted which disrupt event production including handheld megaphones
  • No performances or demonstrations of any type outside of the designated freedom of expression zone
  • No audio recorders or video cameras
  • No pedicabs or pedal taverns
  • No collapsible chairs in ascend amphitheater
  • No noisemakers (musical instruments, bullhorns, air horns, whistles, etc.)
  • No hammocks or attaching anything to any park structures or trees
  • No camera stands, monopods, tripods, attachment sticks or selfie sticks
  • No aerosol containers of any kind
  • No sealed containers of any kind
  • No signs, flags on sticks or poles
  • No throwing objects
  • No professional-grade radios or walkie-talkies
  • No large chains or spiked jewelry

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 others views.

Note to Boaters: No anchorage between Woodland Street Bridge and KVB Bridge.