Crews prep fireworks for Let Freedom Sing

Posted at 10:50 PM, Jul 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-03 10:32:47-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — With 36,000 pounds of fireworks to set up, preparations began days before July 4 for the Let Freedom Sing event in downtown Nashville.

The fireworks show is one of the biggest in the country and will be synchronized to music played by the Nashville Symphony.

A total of 18 people have worked for the past nine days setting it up. The more than 30-minute performance takes 15 flat bed trailers, 40,000 pounds of sand and 62,000 fireworks to pull off such an amazing show.

They will also rehearse Wednesday with the symphony to make sure the cues for the fireworks are correct. Brett Eldredge is set to perform along with several others.

On Wednesday, visitors to downtown can hear live music starting at noon in Walk of Fame Park. A family-friendly area will also be set up in the park. Activities will include giveaways, free food and Allstate's "Day for Play." You can bring your worn-out soccer balls to trade in for brand new soccer balls.