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Nashville's largest July Fourth firework show yet, 'Let Freedom Sing'

Posted at 8:15 AM, Jul 04, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-05 06:58:56-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Hundreds of thousands of people descended on downtown Nashville for one of the city's biggest parties of the year.

Broadway was transformed for the big event with Old Dominion headlining a free concert.

The event is said to have the largest firework show in Nashville's history according to Nashville CVC. There were 40,000 pounds of explosives and 200 miles of wire. According to Nashville CVC, when it hit 31 minutes and 30 seconds, it became the longest firework show in the city's history.

You can watch NewsChannel 5's coverage of the Let Freedom Sing! fireworks display in the video player below:

The Let Freedom Sing! fireworks display wows overhead

Last year's "Let Freedom Sing" set a record with 350,000 people.

"A total of 17 Nashville-based artists will be featured on the Jack Daniel’s Broadway Stage and at the Amazon Family Fun Zone at Music City Walk of Fame Park, which will include free inflatables, games and other kid-friendly activities," the Nashville Convention and Visitors Corporation said in a release.

When it came to safety, there were three free water filling stations, five misting stations and first aid tents were around the site.

Prohibited items per Nashville CVC:

  • Coolers
  • Backpacks or luggage
  • Guns, knives, other weapons or dangerous devices of any kind
  • Outside alcoholic beverages. Only alcoholic beverages purchased from a designated official event vendor are allowed on site.
  • Illegal substances, drugs or drug paraphernalia
  • Fireworks
  • Laser pointers
  • Pets (except service animals)
  • Drones or other remote-controlled aerial or ground-based devices
  • Unauthorized vending, sales, sampling, solicitation or distribution of materials including handbills, flyers, stickers, beach balls, giveaways, etc. (event credentials required)
  • Wagons or pull-carts
  • Unauthorized personal transport devices, including bicycles, roller blades, skateboards, Segways, golf carts, mopeds, scooters, electric scooters (Bird, Lime, Spin, Lyft, JUMP, Gotcha, Bolt) or any personal motorized vehicles other than wheelchairs or ADA Devices (event credentials required)
  • Pedicabs or pedal taverns
  • Unauthorized amplification devices are permitted, which disrupt event production, including handheld megaphones
  • Noisemakers (musical instruments, bullhorns, air horns, whistles, etc.)
  • Performances or demonstrations of any type outside of the Designated Freedom of Expression Zone
  • Pop-up tents
  • Beach or pole-style umbrellas
  • Inserting stakes, poles or any other objects into the ground, or use of ropes, cords, tape, etc. to reserve space
  • Hammocks or attaching anything to any park structures or trees
  • Audio recorders or video cameras
  • Camera stands, monopods, tripods, attachment sticks or selfie sticks
  • Pepper spray
  • Aerosol containers of any kind
  • Sealed containers of any kind
  • Professional-grade radios or walkie-talkies
  • Large chains or spiked jewelry
  • Signs, flags on sticks or poles
  • Collapsible chairs in Ascend Amphitheater

When it comes to parking there are a few garages available. There are options at Nissan Stadium and the Metro Courthouse parking garage for $15, Downtown Public Library for $20 if you get there before 5 p.m. and at Fifth and Broadway for a maximum of $30.

WeGo bus routes will be on their Sunday schedule.

"The fireworks are expected to end at approximately 10 p.m., and with new extended hours, most frequent and local routes will be operating until 11:15 p.m. Because congestion may require unexpected detours downtown, customers are encouraged to consider boarding at WeGo Central (Fourth and MLK)," Nashville CVC said in a release.

Routes running after fireworks per Nashville CVC:

  • 3 West End/White Bridge
  • 4 Shelby
  • 7 Hillsboro
  • 8 8th Avenue South
  • 14 Whites Creek
  • 17 12th Avenue South
  • 18 Airport
  • 19 Herman
  • 22 Bordeaux
  • 23 Dickerson Road
  • 28 Meridian
  • 29 Jefferson
  • 34 Opry Mills
  • 50 Charlotte Pike
  • 52 Nolensville Pike
  • 55 Murfreesboro Pike
  • 56 Gallatin Pike