NASHVILLE, TN – June 13, 2019 – A free concert at Ascend Amphitheater and a mini fireworks show will take place on Wednesday, July 3 to coincide with a Gold Cup semifinal soccer match that evening, providing additional entertainment in advance of the city’s annual Let Freedom Sing! Music City July 4th.
As part of “Start With a Kick & End With a Bang,” a free Family Fun Zone with activities and entertainment by DJ Robert Luke will take place noon July 3 and July 4 at Music City Walk of Fame Park. Artists performing at Ascend Amphitheater on July 3 include headliner Alejandro Aranda performing as Scarypoolparty at 6:15 p.m., along with Bizz & Everyday People at 4 p.m. and The Whigs at 5 p.m. “Today In Nashville” personality Kelly Sutton will emcee. Gates at Ascend Amphitheater will open at 3 p.m.
The semifinal Gold Cup soccer match will take place 8 p.m. July 3 at Nissan Stadium, and a five-minute fireworks show, which will be shot from the East Bank, will follow at approximately 10 p.m. Tickets are still available for the Gold Cup game.
Let Freedom Sing! was recently listed by Travel + Leisure as one of the “Best Free 4th of July Fireworks Across the U.S.”
• Free and Fun: At the free Family Fun Zone at Walk of Fame Park on July 3-4, college football fans can take a free photo with The National Championship Trophy presented by Dr Pepper. This is the actual trophy for the upcoming 2019 season which will be awarded on the field at the College Football Playoff National Championship Game on Jan. 13, 2020 in New Orleans. It weighs approximately 50 pounds and is made of 24-karat gold, stainless steel and bronze. On July 3, Dr Pepper will sample full-size cans of the new Dr Pepper Dark Berry, and on July 4 they will have samples and giveaways. At the Dr Pepper Football Toss, test your football throwing accuracy at the Dr Pepper inflatable can. Green Giant, the iconic vegetable brand, will be sampling Green Giant® Veggie Tots in the Family Fun Zone Area. Loaded with veggies, not potato, Green Giant Veggie Tots are a great alternative to tater tots and fries. Only on July 3, join Allstate at the official “Day for Play” ahead of the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup™ semifinal match. This free public event encourages soccer fans and players alike to get outside and celebrate their passion for the sport with several fun activities.
o Try your soccer skills with goalkeeper battles against fellow competitors and pro soccer players.
o Pose for photos with the Gold Cup trophy before it takes the field during the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup Tournament.
o Bring your old soccer balls to trade in for new soccer balls. Allstate will recycle all soccer balls.
o Get a chance to win tickets to the semifinal Gold Cup match on July 3.
Let Freedom Sing! Music City July 4th presented by Dr Pepper is a free, family-friendly event that showcases the GRAMMY-winning Nashville Symphony and one of the largest fireworks shows in the country. In a new partnership, CMT will air a 90-minute live special that will include performances from headliner Brett Eldredge, highlights from Let Freedom Sing! and conclude with the acclaimed fireworks show.
Let Freedom Sing! Music City July 4th is produced by the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp for the city of Nashville. This is the 15th annual celebration produced by the NCVC and the 35th in the city.
As previously announced, live music will take place on July 4 at the Broadway Stage at Fifth and Broadway starting at noon, featuring Jackson Bruck & The Dukes of Hume and Creature Comfort, the 2018 and 2019 winners of Lightning 100’s Music City Mayhem, along with the Joe West Band and country artist Dylan Scott. The evening program will start at 5:45 p.m. with a welcome from Mayor David Briley and the National Anthem, leading into headliner and multi-platinum chart-topper Eldredge, along with performances from GRAMMY-nominated neo-soul/rock artist Jessy Wilson and Mac McAnally, a record breaking 10-time CMA Musician of the Year.
After Eldredge’s performance, the event will shift to Ascend Amphitheater approximately 9:10 p.m. and conclude with a 30-minute pyrotechnics show synchronized to a live performance by the Nashville Symphony. The program will feature patriotic recitations from Barry Scott.
Let Freedom Sing! Music City July 4th is presented by Dr Pepper and partners include Advance Financial, Anderson Benson Insurance, Kroger, General Jackson Showboat, Green Giant®, Navy Federal Credit Union, Peg Leg Porker, SoundWaves at Gaylord Opryland, Topgolf Nashville, Delta Air Lines, Tennessee Highway Safety Office: Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk, WSIX-FM – The BIG 98, NASH FM 103.3, 95.5 NASH ICON, Jack Daniel’s, and Budweiser.
For vacation packages, a schedule of events and more information, call 1-800-657-6910 or www.visitmusiccity.com/july4th/july4thweekend#packages.
About The Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp
The mission of the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp is to maximize the economic contribution of the convention and tourism industry to the community by developing and marketing Nashville as a premier destination. Visit the NCVC’s website at www.visitmusiccity.com.
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