Musical entertainment is where Nashville really shines, and at this year's July 4th celebration we've raised even our own bar with an amazing lineup up of artists that will have you dancing down Broadway and tapping your foot to some of today's biggest hits, party classics, and new music that will have you Shazam-ing that song you can't get out of your head....and it's all free! It will be a full day of live music that everyone will enjoy, right in the heart of Music City, Downtown Nashville.
Platinum-selling singer/songwriter Brett Eldredge has established himself as one of country music’s smoothest-singing vocal powerhouses, biggest radio heavy-hitters and most entertaining, arena-packing showmen. His current hit “Love Someone” is Top 20 at country radio and is the third single from his self-titled record, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart and the all-genre Top Albums Sales chart. The record has yielded Gold-certified hits “Somethin’ I’m Good At” and most recently “The Long Way.” The latter tune lends its name to his critically acclaimed and first ever sold-out headlining tour. Eldredge’s live shows feature his six chart-topping, Gold and Platinum-certified singles spanning three albums. The Paris, IL native released his Christmas record Glow in October 2016 and earned an additional No. 1 song on the Holiday Music and Adult Contemporary charts with “Baby It’s Cold Outside,” a duet alongside GRAMMY-winner Meghan Trainor.The deluxe edition, featuring five brand new evergreen tracks, was released in October 2018.
A record breaking 10-time CMA Musician of the Year, Mac McAnally is a member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame and Alabama Music Hall of Fame. The renowned songwriter, singer and instrumental virtuoso has authored dozens of hit records for other artists, several of which peaked at No. 1. His own recording career began with a debut hit single “It’s A Crazy World” (1977) and continued most recently with this 14th album release Southbound (2017), an ambitious orchestral adaptation of many of his best-known songs. He has written hits for Alabama, Jimmy Buffett, Kenny Chesney, and Sawyer Brown and has studio credits that include albums by Toby Keith, Linda Ronstadt, George Strait, Dolly Parton, Brad Paisley and Amy Grant, among others.
Years before she toured the world alongside Alicia Keys, wrote songs with John Legend, belted the Southern rhythm and blues with Muddy Magnolias and kicked off a solo career with 2019’s Phase, Jessy Wilson grew up in Brooklyn, listening to the diverse sounds that filled her family’s apartment. Those influences come together on Phase, the GRAMMY-nominated songwriter’s first release as a solo artist. Written and recorded with producer Patrick Carney—drummer for the Black Keys—Phase brews up its own storm of soulful sound. Gritty and progressive, Phase reintroduces Jessy Wilson as never heard her before: undiluted, unaccompanied and unleashed.
It’s a long way from the outskirts of Bastrop, LA to the No. 1 spot at Country radio, each mile marked by passion, perseverance, and sweat. Scott’s romantic platinum-certified hit “My Girl” went to No. 1 and his gold-certified “Hooked” was a Top 5 smash. His new album is Dylan Scott Deluxe Edition, which includes three powerful new tracks to join the original album’s 13 songs. Born into a musical family, Scott’s father played guitar for stars like Freddy Fender and Freddie Hart. By the time Scott arrived in Nashville to start chasing his own dreams, he was still only in high school, but his drive was obvious for all to see. Scott’s self-titled album debut landed at No. 5 on Billboard’s Country Albums chart, helping him gather over 535 million on-demand streams and 4 million stream equivalent songs in the process. He made a triumphant Grand Ole Opry debut and launched a headlining tour, selling out some of the nation’s biggest clubs for crowds of over 3,000.
The GRAMMY® Award-winning Nashville Symphony has earned an international reputation for its innovative programming and its commitment to performing, recording and commissioning works by America’s leading composers. The Nashville Symphony has released 25 recordings on Naxos, which have received 20 GRAMMY® nominations and 11 GRAMMY® Awards, making NSO one of the most active recording orchestras in the country. With 170 performances annually, the orchestra offers a broad range of classical, pops and jazz, and children’s concerts, while its extensive education and community engagement programs reach tens of thousands of children and adults each year.
Creature Comfort released Echoes and Relics in 2016 and is preparing for the release of Home Team. The quintet includes front man Jessey Clark, lead guitarist Charlie Hickerson, mult-instrumentalist and backing vocalist Alex Robinson, bassist Cole Bearden and drummer Taylor Cole. The band won the 2019 Music City Mayhem Contest put on by Lightning 100.
Jackson Bruck is the 2018 winner of Lighting 100’s Music City Mayhem Contest and was a performer at Live On the Green that same year. In 2016, Bruck auditioned for “American Supergroup” and was selected after performing an original song and an inspired cover of “Jersey Girl” by Tom Waits. The show was filmed in Nashville and led to the recording of his 2017 debut EP Here We Come. His band and the song “Dukes of Hume” were selected from over 300 submissions as one of the 32 bands to compete in the 2018 Music City Mayhem Contest. They won after three rounds of voting and a live show finale at Marathon Music Works.
Singer/songwriter Joe West has been described as a cross between Kenny Rogers, James Taylor, Stevie Wonder and Merle Haggard. The Joe West Band is the house band for Nashville International Airport, offering a warm Nashville welcome to thousands. He has had multiple performances at The Bluebird Café, done private events at the home of the legendary Naomi Judd, opened for The Wooten Brothers, been a finalist on the Charlie Daniels’ Talent Round Up, and performed at other Music City venues, including The George Jones Rooftop Bar, Ole Red, City Winery, and the world famous Tootsie’s.
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.