Your family can celebrate America’s independence bigger and better than ever this year in downtown Nashville as the Nashville Convention and Visitors Corp. (NCVC) expands its annual “Let Freedom Sing! Music City July 4th” festivities to two days! Here’s the breakdown of all the fun that awaits:

WEDNESDAY, JULY 3

NCVC’s calling it “Start with a Kick & End with a Bang” because the Concacaf Gold Cup Semifinal Soccer Match is in town at Nissan Stadium (game time 8 p.m.; tickets are $35 - $200). Start the celebration at Walk of Fame Park where the free Family Fun Zone is open from 12 - 5 p.m. Enjoy bounce houses, inflatable water slides, games and music with DJ Robert Luke.

A free concert at Ascend Amphitheater takes place from 4 - 7:15 p.m. with music by The Whigs, Bizz & Everyday People, and American Idol's Alejandro Aranda performing as Scarypoolparty.

A five-minute fireworks show takes place at 10 p.m. following the soccer game.

THURSDAY, JULY 4

The fun cranks back up at 12 p.m. at the Family Fun Zone in Walk of Fame Park. You can also enjoy live music throughout the day on the stage at Fifth & Broadway. Brett Eldredge is this year’s headliner (he goes on around 8 p.m.). Other acts before him include Mac McAnally, Dylan Scott, Jessy Wilson and more.

The Nashville Symphony takes the Ascend Amphitheater stage to perform during the city’s phenomenal fireworks show starting at 9:30 p.m.

Other than the soccer game, all other events are free. Learn more at visitmusiccity.com/july4th.


MORE FIREWORKS CELEBRATIONS!

There are several local community fireworks festivities in celebration of July Fourth, and the first one takes place Saturday, June 29. Get the complete list HERE.