Nashville’s July 4th To Be Largest Live Independence Day Event In The Country

June 22, 2021


This year’s free Independence Day event in Nashville, Tennessee is projected to draw record crowds to Downtown Nashville. The event will feature a concert headlined by country superstar Brad Paisley with supporting talent Lilly Hiatt, Regi Wooten and Friends, and Priscilla Block, followed by the largest fireworks show in Nashville’s history with the pyrotechnics synchronized to a live performance by the Grammy-winning Nashville Symphony.

“Following conversations with other cities regarding major July 4th events across the U.S., it’s safe to say that Nashville will have the largest live Independence Day celebration in the country this year,” said Julie Heckman, executive director, American Pyrotechnics Association. “Nashville is a wonderfully creative and inviting city that knows live entertainment inside and out. It’s exciting to see a massive event with diverse top-tier talent like this come together in such a big way with a spectacular 30-minute firework show topping it all off.”

Features that make this the largest live Independence Day celebration include all live music (no recorded performances) from 4-10 p.m., 30-minutes of pyrotechnics synchronized to music by the Nashville Symphony, the expectation of record-breaking crowds and an A-list headliner in Paisley. In 2019, Nashville’s July 4th event drew a record crowd of more than 343,000 people downtown to the streets of the city’s famed Lower Broadway. As Music City tunes in to a summer of recovery, visitors and locals alike are eager to take part once again in one of Nashville’s biggest events of the year.

“If the weather stays on our side, we are fully prepared for a record-breaking crowd this July 4th,” said Butch Spyridon, president and CEO, Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp.“Tourism is one of Nashville’s largest industries and this is our biggest annual one-day event, so it holds great significance after having to cancel last year. We’re thrilled to be able to welcome everyone back for a long-awaited celebration of both our country and city with a fun, safe, entertainment-packed night.”

For those looking to join the fun from home, the fireworks show will be live-streamed on

Let Freedom Sing! Music City July 4th is presented by Dr Pepper and partners include Kroger, Advance Financial, General Jackson Showboat, Tennessee Highway Safety Office: Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk, Tennessee Department of Tourist Development, Peg Leg Porker, SERVPRO, Jack Daniel’s, Budweiser, Sunbelt Rentals and MooTV.



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