240K Attend Nashville's ‘Let Freedom Sing!' July 4th Celebration

Posted at 11:22 AM, Jul 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-05 14:14:40-04

Nashville’s "Let Freedom Sing!" July 4th Celebration was labeled as the largest fireworks show in the country and brought more than 200,000 people to downtown.  

Officials with the Nashville Convention and Visitors Corp. said 240,000 people attended the event Tuesday night. All week long, preparations have been underway in downtown.

More than 35,000 pounds of explosives were featured in the fireworks show and more than 60,000 shells were shot.

The finale was described as the most powerful in Nashville history.

The event started at noon. Families enjoyed the free Fun Zone at Music City Walk of Fame Park from noon to 4 p.m. The music started on the main stage at 5th Avenue and Broadway at 4 p.m. and featured The Sisterhood, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, and headliner Chris Young, among others. 

Ascend Amphitheater opened at 4 p.m. The Nashville Symphony performed from 9:30 to 10 p.m. to coincide with the fireworks show.

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