Nashville’s Let Freedom Sing! 4th of July Celebration was a big success last night despite a brief rain delay, with the NCVC and Metro Nashville Police estimating more than 250,000 people were in attendance for the annual downtown festivities.
Brad Paisley headlined the multi-genre July 4th lineup that also included Ben Rector, The War And Treaty, Langhorne Slim and Tiera Kennedy, who performed the national anthem. Media personality Kelly Sutton hosted both stages and DJ Dave Audé entertained between sets.
Paisley invited special guests Dan Tyminski, Jerry Douglas, Kelleigh Bannen and Joe Bonamassa to perform during his more than 90 minute concert, which included all of his many hits as well as his new song “So Many Summers.”
The packed crowd was also treated to a brilliant fireworks display—which is one of the largest fireworks shows in the country—choreographed to a live performance by the Grammy-winning Nashville Symphony. 40,000 pounds of explosives and 200 miles of wire were used for the fireworks show and event, which has regularly drawn more than 200,000 attendees and last year generated $11 million in estimated direct visitor spending for the city.
“This was really a great turnout considering the Fourth was on a Tuesday and given the weather issues,” says Deana Ivey, President and CEO, Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp. “We hope everyone enjoyed our gift to the city showcasing some of Nashville’s best artists and one of the largest fireworks shows in the country.”
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