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July 03, 2022

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Old Dominion and More to Headline Nashville July 4th

A free family zone at Music City Walk of Fame Park July 3 and 4, in addition to the largest fireworks show in the City’s history.

CMA and ACM “Group of the Year” Old Dominion will headline the 2022 Let Freedom Sing! Music City July 4th. In addition. a free “Family Fun Zone” will be open on Sunday, July 3, from noon to 6 p.m., and Monday, July 4 from noon to 5 p.m. with inflatables and live music.

The free, family-friendly event was created to entertain Nashvillians and attract visitors to generate economic activity and tax revenue for the city. The event has regularly drawn more than 200,000 attendees – and a record-breaking 350,000 in 2021. This will be the 19th annual celebration produced by the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp and the 38th in the city.

As previously announced, GRAMMY-winning reggae artist Gramps Morgan, country-pop-punk singer-songwriter Cassadee Pope and country’s Levi Hummon will be part of the diverse concert lineup. The event at the downtown riverfront will include the biggest fireworks show in the city’s history synchronized to a live performance from the Grammy-winning Nashville Symphony.

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A total of 16 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 over the two-day celebration.

The Jack Daniel’s Broadway Stage will be located at First and Broadway. After the concert, the event will shift to Ascend Amphitheater for the live performance by the Nashville Symphony and the fireworks show. Media personality Kelly Sutton will host both stages, Wendy Moten of The Voice fame will sing the national anthem and Coach (DJ) will entertain between sets. CMT will nationally broadcast Let Freedom Sing! from 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., including a portion of the concert and the entirety of the fireworks show. The fireworks also will be livestreamed on visitmusiccity.com/july4th.

Family Fun Zone Performances

Performances at the Amazon Family Fun Zone on July 3 for Prelude to the 4th will include Troubadour BlueCraig Duncan & FriendsLes Kerr & The Bayou BandThe WoodsJesse Labelle and Emily Earle, along with DJ Dave Audé. On July 4, performances will include San Rafael BandJoe West BandJenny TolmanNick Howard and Jeverson, along with DJ Rod Youree. Labelle was the winner of the Nashville Needs a Song songwriting competition, a joint initiative in 2020 of the Mayor’s Office, NCVC and Nashville Songwriters Association International.

Nashville July 4th Fun Facts

Fireworks

  • More aerial shells will be part of the fireworks show than ever before in Nashville history
  • At precisely 31 minutes and 30 seconds, it will be the longest show ever in Nashville
  • There will be four major positions, and the show will cover a large air space above the Cumberland River
  • There will be more than 1,000 floating flares and special ghost shells as part of the show
  • The show’s finale will be the most powerful in Nashville history with more salutes of loud boomer shells than ever before
  • There will be 40,000 pounds of explosives and 200 miles of wire used
  • Sixteen flatbed trailers mounted with fireworks will be used
  • Some 40,000 pounds of sand will be used to bury the largest shells
  • Twenty technicians from Pyro Shows will set up the show over the course of 11 days
  • There will be eight pyrotechnicians in a steel bunker located at Nissan Stadium firing all of the shells synchronized to the Nashville Symphony performance
  • The Symphony will play a mix of patriotic tunes and popular music, including fan favorites from Star Wars, and providing new music that will be played for the first time

Event Production

  • Broadway stage spans 4,800 square feet, and the stage at Ascend Amphitheater is 2,400 square feet
  • Number of production trucks: 45
  • Lighting fixtures used at both stages: 250
  • Audio speakers: 243
  • Miles of fiber optic video cable: 5 miles
  • Number of cable ramps: 1,000
  • Number of production crew/staff: More than 200 on the busiest day

For more information on Nashville July 4th, visit visitmusiccity.com/july4th.

 

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Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing and Entertainment Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 3-year-old Ezra.