After the year that we’ve all been through, Music City could use a big celebration.
And organizers for this year’s Fourth of July celebration are going all out.
The Nashville Convention and Visitors Corp. announced this week that Brad Paisley will headline this year’s Let Freedom Sing! Fourth of July event – which will also feature the largest fireworks display in the city’s history set to a live performance from the Nashville Symphony.
From the Convention and Visitors Corp President and CEO Butch Spyridon:
“After the year that Nashville has had, from a tornado to a bombing, Nashvillians deserve something to look forward to coming out of the pandemic. More than ever, we want to deliver a world-class concert and fireworks show to commemorate July 4th and give back to our community.
As well, our visitors have always supported us through challenges, and this is the perfect way to welcome them back and welcome live music back to Music City.”
The concert stage will be set up at First Avenue and Broadway, with the Nashville Symphony performing from Ascend Amphitheater during the fireworks show. Additional acts will also be announced in the coming weeks.
The free event attracted a record 343,000 people in 2019 with a performance from Brett Eldredge. And Brad Paisley was supposed to headline in 2020, before the event was cancelled due to the pandemic.
This year’s celebration is expected to be Nashville’s first major event since the beginning of the pandemic – unless you count the monster crowds on Broadway lately as a “major event.”
While we’re obviously not completely back to normal yet, it’s great news that Nashville is planning on going forward with a full-scale celebration – and what more fitting occasion than Independence Day?