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S&E Nashville recommends….Independence Day Edition!

Be on the lookout for the handheld Nashville Picture Frame downtown this weekend. PHOTO COURTESY NCVC

Be on the lookout for the handheld Nashville Picture Frame downtown this weekend. PHOTO COURTESY NCVC

Let Freedom ring! This weekend is a time to celebrate our country’s independence. This weekend we recommend getting outside by a pool, lake or river with family and friends and enjoy the freedom that comes with living in this great country. Grill up some hamburgers and hot dogs and maybe even make one of these red, white and blue desserts.

If you’d rather go out in town, Saturday there will be a big celebration on Broadway featuring music from Martina McBride, Mikky Ekko, and the Nashville Symphony. Music is only part of the fun as there will also be inflatables, games, and lots of entertainment. Be on the lookout for the Nashville Social Street Team and their hand held Nashville picture frames. There will even be live music on Friday too if you want to make a weekend of it.

When the sun goes down on Saturday, expect to see a spectacular display in the sky. You know what they say: go big or go home. Nashville is no doubt doing it big this year – the biggest in the country in fact, even outdoing New York City. It will take 12 people six days to build and 100 miles of wire to connect all the shells and devices. The firework display will be choreographed to the Nashville Symphony’s performance.

You can view the show from the streets or a rooftop like Tootsie’s, Acme, or Rock Bottom. If you have a boat, you can bring it to the Cumberland River to watch. This is certainly one show you will not want to miss.

Nashville will have the biggest firework display in the country. PHOTO COURTESY TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF TOURIST DEVELOPMENT

Nashville will have the biggest firework display in the country. PHOTO COURTESY TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF TOURIST DEVELOPMENT

However, if you don’t feel like fighting the crowd downtown, there are other firework displays going on too. Brentwood will have their show at Crockett Park at sunset. Be sure to bring a blanket to sit on.

Sunday, wine down with the Masters Marie Sundays at the Natchez Hills Winery at Fontanel. This free concert series has free wine tasting. Once you decide which wine you like best head inside and purchase a bottle to take out and enjoy during the concert. The event is every Sunday from 2-5 p.m.

This is the last weekend to visit the Exquisite Nashville exhibit at the Frist Center for Visual Arts. This exhibit highlights the blending of cultures Nashville has experienced in past years through artist collaboration and blending individual expressions. These one of a kind artworks celebrate Nashville’s diverse community.

We hope your weekend is bright and full of red, white and blue!

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