More Live Music Added to Independence Day Festivities with Concert on July 3 and Family Fun Zone on July 4
Brandy Clark to Headline July 3 Entertainment
NASHVILLE – GRAMMY-nominated singer-songwriter Brandy Clark will headline July 3 festivities in a run up to Nashville’s annual July 4 concert and fireworks show, the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp announced today. In all, the city’s Independence Day festivities will include two days, three stages and 15 live music acts – all free and open to the public. Nine-time GRAMMY-winner Sheryl Crow will headline on July 4 at the Let Freedom Sing! July 4 in Music City presented by Dr Pepper.
The Sunday, July 3 festivities will kick off at 3 p.m. at the Music City Stage located at The Green at Riverfront Park. Entertainment starts at 4 p.m. with DJ Du. Also on the bill are Shelly Colvin and Jason Eskridge. A five-minute fireworks show will cap off the live music at 9 p.m. on July 3.
Activities on Monday, July 4, will begin at noon with the McDonald’s® Family Fun Zone and live music stage located on and around the Bridgestone Arena Plaza, which will be open until 5 p.m. The Family Fun Zone Stage will feature the General Jackson Showboat performers, Jamie Kent, Les Kerr and The Bayou Band, and Scat Springs and Big Soul Band.
“Just as the fireworks show has grown to epic proportions, so has the music with the most live acts ever on three stages over two days,” said Ken Levitan, board chair of the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp and co-president of Vector Management. “We can’t wait for everyone to come out and enjoy the best July 4 in Nashville with family-friendly activities, lots of great live music and one of the country’s biggest fireworks displays.”
As previously announced, Ruby Amanfu, Andrew Combs, Erin McCarley and Maddie & Tae will join Crow on July 4 on the Jack Daniel’s Stage at Ascend Amphitheater and the Music City Stage at The Green at Riverfront Park. DJ Coach will get the live entertainment started at 3 p.m. on the Jack Daniel’s Stage and at 4:55 p.m. a brief program will kick off the live music with a welcome from Mayor Megan Barry, the National Anthem from Ruby Amanfu and a patriotic recitation from Barry Scott.
Storme Warren will serve as emcee on the Jack Daniel’s Stage, and Kelly Sutton will host the Music City Stage. Crow will be joined by the Nashville Symphony, which will be under the direction of Chris Norton, on the Jack Daniel’s Stage at 9:20 p.m., and one of the country’s biggest fireworks shows will take place from 9:35 p.m. to 10:05 p.m. Two additional acts to perform on July 3 and July 4 are still to be announced. All artists and times subject to change.
Video screens will be placed at the old Riverfront Park so that spectators there for the fireworks can enjoy the live music. Additional screens will be placed on Broadway and at Walk of Fame Park and audio will be available at Public Square Park.