Music City has been set to host the largest fireworks show in the country for the third year.
City representatives announced Wednesday that Nashville’s "Let Freedom Sing! Music City July 4th" will be presented by Dr. Pepper Cherry.
The event has been set up with a new layout for the main concert stage, which will be located at Fifth Avenue and Broadway.
According to reports, the Independence Day celebration will be a free, family-friendly event. With the new layout, those in attendance will be spread out over a larger area of Broadway and Riverfront Park.
City representatives said the layout would allow those interested in the concert to gather closer to the Broadway Stage and those attending for the fireworks to find spots.
The pyrotechnics for the fireworks show will be synchronized to a live performance by the Nashville Symphony at Ascend Amphitheater.
Chris Young has been scheduled to headline the concert. A multi-Platinum recording artist from Murfreesboro, he has nine No. 1 singles, including his ACM-, CMA- and GRAMMY-nominated duet “Think Of You” with Cassadee Pope.
Young also had a recent chart-topper titled “Sober Saturday Night” with Vince Gill.
Also included in the concert lineup were the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, R&B artist Jonny P, and folk rock duo The Sisterhood.
“With the kind of year Nashville has had, it is only fitting that we celebrate with our largest fireworks show ever,” said Beth Seigenthaler Courtney, board chair of the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp and president at DVL Seigenthaler. “A diverse lineup of great music will kick off the night on the Broadway Stage, and we will end it with an appropriate bang.”
The event has been set to get underway with a Family Fun Zone at Music City Walk of Fame Park from noon to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, July 4.
Jason Eskridge will kick off the the live music on the Broadway Stage with a performance of the National Anthem at 5:15 p.m., and statements from Mayor Megan Barry will follow.
Young has been set to wrap up on the Broadway Stage at 9:15 p.m., and that’s when the fireworks have been scheduled to gather the attention of thousands for a 30-minute show.
Reports stated more than 35,000 pounds of explosives and 150 miles of wire will be used during the show with video screens placed on Broadway between Third and Fourth Avenue and at Walk of Fame Park.
Audio from the show will be heard at Public Square Park, Walk of Fame Park, Riverfront Park, and The Green at Riverfront Park.
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2017 Independence Day Fireworks Shows