On A High Note

Nashville lets Freedom Ring to the Sounds of Celebration!

Fireworks over the stage at the Lawn at Riverfront Park, July 2012.

Hey, Luke Maness here – filling in for Jessi.

During the summer of 1776 some colonists celebrated the birth of independence by holding mock funerals for King George of England, as a way of symbolizing the end of the monarchy’s hold on America and the triumph of liberty. Festivities were held, celebrating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. Concerts, bonfires, parades and the firing of cannons and muskets usually accompanied by some of the first public readings of the Declaration of Independence were held. Nashville, along with cities nation wide will continue this tradition of patriotic celebration this coming July 4th 2013.

Nashville’s Fourth Of July Lineup!
Nashville’s celebration has a great line-up of music, fireworks, and lots of leisure activities for a great family get-togethers. The Band Perry, Keb’ Mo’, the Nashville Symphony and more will be the music line-up for the 2013 Music City Independence Day Celebration. Come early and play in the free Family Fun Zone, Dance all afternoon and into the night as the music plays for several straight hours in the heart of Music City. This years July 4th celebration in downtown Nashville, Tennessee, will conclude with one of the biggest and best fireworks displays in the country.

The Band Perry

The Band Perry

The Band Perry
The Band Perry composed of siblings Kimberly Perry, Reid Perry, and Neil Perry will be performing Nashville’s Independence Day Celebration. With songs like “Hip to My Heart”, “You Lie”, “All Your Life”, and “DONE.” it should be an explosive time. The Band Perry songs have peaked on the Hot Country and Adult Contemporary charts and has been certified quadruple platinum. If you haven’t heard them live, come on out, because they are only part of the line up.

Keb' Mo

Keb’ Mo

Keb’ Mo
Delta blues artist Keb’ Mo will be another part of the music. Kevin Moore is a three time American Grammy Award-winning blues musician. “Keb Mo” was picked up by his record label as a “street talk” abbreviation of his given name. His songs portray a rich musical culture of American blues.

With a rich vocal quality and unique phrasing, not to mention being an accomplished guitarist. Some of Keb’ Mo’s songs are “Anybody Seen My Girl”, “Every Morning”, and “Tell Everybody I Know”. This should be a great show to be enjoyed by all ages.


The Rockets’ Red Glare

There will also be several other musical acts along with many different kinds of events going on. Nashville’s Fourth of July celebration always includes a variety of entertainment. The main event is always the fireworks display and Nashville has a great one planned this year. Come watch a dance of colors shooting across the sky, illuminating the night with pure fireworks beauty. This years fireworks promises to be a spectacular show, even greater than years past. The display site is more than 1,000 feet long, and it will take ten days to build the show. The fireworks in Nashville for the 2013 4th of July include more than 26,000 fireworks shells. Although there’s no need for us to think about that, because our job is just to enjoy it.

Stay Safe!
This year will be very hot, so make sure to drink plenty of fluids and try to stay cool out there. There will be several vendors scattered along riverfront to accommodate all of your needs, so use them. Come celebrate Independence Day commemorating the adoption of the “Declaration of Independence” and the declaring of independence from Great Britain on July 4, 1776. Nashville will let freedom ring along with the rest of the country just like the lyrics read in the national anthem of the United States, “The Star-Spangled Banner.” If you have any questions you can contact The Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp @ 800-657-6910 or 615-259-4730 or visit nashcvb@visitmusiccity.com.