Nashville Announces This Year’s 4th of July Celebration Will Be Live In-Person, Complete With Live Music

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Oh baby, we’re so close to the return of live music I can almost taste that $15 draft beer.

We’re seeing more and more signs around the country that live music and in-person concerts are getting ready to gear back up after being mostly nonexistent for the past year.

Aside from the big names like Miranda Lambert and Thomas Rhett who have scheduled shows at Billy Bob’s in Texas, you also have the state of Colorado predicting that live music could be up to 80% capacity by July and artists beginning to schedule shows in states that had previously been off limits for touring.

And today, we got some more good news here in Nashville: This year’s Fourth of July celebration is going to be live, in-person, and will have live music.

Like pretty much everything else in 2020, Nashville’s annual 4th of July was canceled amidst a spike in COVID cases over the summer. But today Mayor John Cooper made the announcement that this year’s festivities WOULD be taking place live and in-person, complete with live music and fireworks.

“I’m pleased to announce that my Office is working with the Convention and Visitors Corporation to plan this year’s Fourth of July celebration with fireworks and live music. 

Our vaccine program has gone very well. Several months of the same success and growing availability of the vaccine will help us prepare for a safe and successful summer hospitality season.

I’m thrilled that Nashville’s Fourth of July event, one of the best anywhere in the U.S., will be live and in-person.”

There’s no word yet on what the lineup will look like, but 2019’s celebration featured a performance by Brett Eldredge leading up to the fireworks display.

The good news about the Independence Day festivities also comes on the heels of a push by Tennessee Governor Bill Lee to get the word out to potential visitors from around the country that Nashville is open and ready to welcome them back.

After a year of pretty much nothing but disappointment on the live events front, it’s hard not to get excited about all of this good news that’s finally starting to come out.

Hell, I can already feel my head hurt from the hangover I’m going to have the day after I go back to my first big event.

A beer bottle on a dock


A beer bottle on a dock