Nashville Offers Many Ways To Enjoy The 4th Of July

Posted at 5:17 PM, Jul 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-04 19:32:31-04

This year the Fourth of July performances have been set on two new stages in downtown Nashville, one at Ascend Amphitheater and the other just outside of Ascend at The Green at Riverfront Park. 

The two stages can accommodate more than 7,000 fans each, but with hundreds of thousands of people expected at the two-day celebration on Sunday and Monday, organizers worked to make sure those unable to get into the stages would still be able to enjoy the music and the sights. 

"You'll be able to hear and see from a lot of different locations," Butch Spyridon, president and CEO of Nashville Convention and Visitors Corporation, said. 

There are big screens with loud speakers set up at the corner of First and Broadway, Riverfront Park, Walk of Fame Park, and many other locations throughout downtown. 

"We think it's one of our best top to bottom lineups we've ever had," Spyridon said of the music acts performing. 

Artists including Sheryl Crow, Maddie and Tae, Brandy Clark, the Nashville Symphony, and Shelly Colvin will be taking the stage for the festivities. 

"This will be one of the biggest crowds I've ever played to," Colvin said, adding that there's no better time to take the stage and celebrate the country's freedom and independence. "It's just a good time to reflect and feel grateful for being able to live here." 

The fireworks show has been expected to start around 9:30 p.m. Monday. 

For more information about the festivities, you can visit the event's website by clicking here.