A Music City 4th of July

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Did you know that Nashville is home to one of the Nation’s Largest July 4th Fireworks shows? We aren’t kidding when we say, it never disappoints. If you find yourself in Nashville for this exciting freedom-filled holiday, we have a few tips on what you should do, what spots are the best for watching the big fiery display and how to be able to hear Brett Eldredge serenade you in that hi-def clarity you’ve been daydreaming about.

This year CMT is doing a special live broadcast from Lower Broadway during the show, making it the first Nashville July 4th to be seen from across the country. If you are lucky enough to be front and center, you will want to be prepared for all the festivities leading up to (and after) the big show!

‘Let Freedom Sing’ is the official Nashville July 4th slogan and this amazing event is FREE for all ages. Lower Broadway is closing and transforming into a street festival, where big names like Brett Eldredge, Mac McAnally, Jessy WIlson, Dylan Scott & The Joe West Band will be hitting the stage before the big fireworks display. While you won’t be able to bring in coolers and backpacks filled with your own drinks, the bars on Broadway always serve up some of the best deals in town on sips & bites.

We know that being in the crowd seems like the perfect place to watch the show, but we are big fans of heading to places like Acme Feed & Seed or Rock Bottom to watch from above the packed streets in the rooftop bars. The Valentine, Nashville Underground, LA Jackson, FGL House & Tootsies also all have rooftop bars right on Broadway and will most likely be some of the best views of the event!

Once the concert ends, the big fireworks display starts and this year Nashville has truly outdone itself. The Symphony will be joining in on the fun! They’ll be playing right alongside the live action fireworks show. This spectacular combination of  audio & visual will be the first Music City July 4th with a soundtrack. Listen and watch as our amazing city makes history.

We suggest coming into town a bit early so you have some time to devote to seeing the city.  If you’re into sports, we suggest checking out the Gold Cup. On July 3rd, Nissan Stadium is hosting the Concacaf Gold Cup Soccer Semifinal which is a premier regional soccer championship. If you enjoy a good beer and some fast paced, high intensity sports, here’s your chance to get in on the action. After the semifinal, you can take a nice walk across the pedestrian bridge and see the most popular view of our city or even grab a scooter and explore.

Whether you end up in a rooftop bar, down in the middle of the crowd or watching from your tv screen, you’re sure to have an amazing time in Nashville for the 4th of July. As ever, if you need accommodation for your time here, be sure to check out our Nashville Vacation Home rentals for your stay.

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