Freedom Sings in Music City for Independence Day

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (this article courtesy of WTVF) — The Nashville Convention and Visitors Corp announced their lineup for the city’s Let Freedom Sing Fourth of July event this summer.

While the city will announce the headline in the coming weeks, we now know Grammy-winning reggae artist Gramps Morgan, country-pop-punk singer/songwriter Cassadee Pope, and country artist Levi Hummon will be part of the Riverfront lineup.

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“As Nashville’s momentum as a global destination with world-class events continues to grow, we are grateful that Nashville’s annual Independence Day celebration will be bigger and better,” said Butch Spyridon, CEO, Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp. “We will be promoting all the activities the entire weekend to bring in visitors, and we also want Nashvillians to enjoy a great concert and fireworks show right in their backyard.”

The event will include the city’s typical fireworks show, which will sync up with live music from the Nashville Symphony.

For those who want to enjoy the festivities, the concert and fireworks show are free and open to the public. During the day, the free Family Fun Zone is returning to Music City Walk of Fame Park.

The main concert stage will set up at First and Broadway. After the concert, the event will shift to Ascend Amphitheater for the live performance by the Nashville Symphony and the fireworks show.

Ticketed concerts leading up to July 4 include:

Thursday, June 30

  • Motley Crue with Def Leppard, Poison and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts at Nissan Stadium
  • 5 Seconds of Summer at Ascend Amphitheater
  • Dan Tyminksi for Springer Mountain Farms Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman
  • Ben Folds with the Nashville Symphony at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center

Friday, July 1

  • Ben Folds with the Nashville Symphony at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center

Saturday, July 2

  • Funk N’ Nashville: Morris Day, Zapp, Cameo, SOS Band & Bar Kays at Bridgestone Arena
  • Chagall Guevara with Over the Rhine at the Ryman Auditorium
  • Ben Folds with the Nashville Symphony at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center

Sunday, July 3

  • Dude Perfect at Bridgestone Arena
  • Riley Green with Sammy Kershaw and Morgan Wade at Ascend Amphitheater

Tuesday, July 5

  • Rod Stewart & Cheap Trick at Bridgestone Arena


For more information and additional event details, visit You can also follow the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp’s “Visit Music City” social media accounts on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter to stay updated with the latest and greatest events Nashville has to offer.


Article written by Ted Bilodeau, who owned and managed several event services companies from 1976 to 2019, most recently Complete Weddings and Events based in the Raleigh/Durham area of North Carolina, providing photography, DJ entertainment, video, photobooths, and lighting for weddings and events of all types. Ted has also performed as a DJ for thousands of weddings and other events through New England, upstate New York, and North Carolina. He also worked on the air on several radio stations throughout New England and upstate New York. He owns Partyhound Media with its flagship website The “Hound” is an online directory of vendors, products, services, ideas, and information for anyone presenting any sort of party, wedding, or event.
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