Plenty of artists are going to be celebrating Independence Day in a big way this Fourth of July both around the country and in Music City as well. Taking the stage on the West Lawn of the nation’s Capitol in Washington will be Hunter Hayes, Alabama, Meghan Linsey, Barry Manilow, Nicole Scherzinger, and more for A Capitol Fourth, which will air live on PBS July 4 at 7 p.m. CST. This marks the 35th anniversary of the broadcast, which airs around the country as well as to the troops serving around the world on the American Forces Network and over NPR stations nationwide.
Martina McBride will help freedom ring through the streets of downtown Nashville Saturday night at the city’s massive Fourth of July celebration. Striking Matches, Annie Bosko, Mikky Ekko, and Barry Scott are among the other artists joining the lineup for the “Music City July 4th: Let Freedom Sing” celebration. Fireworks choreographed to a live performance by the Nashville Symphony will begin at 9:30 p.m., following a performance by Martina at 8:10 p.m. at the event, which is expected to draw upwards of 300,000 people.
Music City locals looking for a spot to catch the fireworks a little above the massive crowds can head to the George, an open-air restaurant and bar on the roof of the new George Jones Museum on 2nd Ave. The George is hosting a special reserve seating event with a buffet dinner with a view of the Riverfront Stage, the fireworks, and the Cumberland River. Tickets are $200 and include admission to the museum as well, and seating will begin at 10 a.m.
Lee Greenwood is making numerous appearances this week in support of his new patriotic children’s book Proud To Be An American. Greenwood will appear on Inside Edition, OK!TV, The Phil Valentine Show, All-American Summer Concert Series on FOX & Friends, SiriusXM and more.
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