Forget the Big Apple and even the nation’s Capital, this year the biggest Fourth of July fireworks extravaganza in the country will take place in the heart of the South.
Written by: Southern Guide to Life
Photographs via: Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp.
Nashville, TN – Forget the Big Apple and even the nation’s Capital, this year the biggest fireworks extravaganza in the country will take place in the heart of the South. The city of Nashville already has one of the biggest ‘must see’ Fourth of July fireworks shows in the nation, this year event organizers are going for the number one position.
“Our goal is to have the largest fireworks show in the country,” Butch Spyridon, CEO of the Nashville Convention and Visitors, told USA Today.
As with years past “Music City July 4: Let Freedom Sing!” will feature some of Music City’s biggest names, backed by the renowned Nashville Symphony Orchestra. The entire fireworks display is perfectly timed to the live musical show.
While Spyridon will not reveal exactly how many shells they will be firing off in downtown Nashville, he did reveal that it would be “north of 40,000.” However, to bring home the bragging rights as the national biggest show, it will have to be north of the 54,000 shells expected at the Macy’s fireworks show in New York.
“Our fireworks company can estimate, knows how many shells New York has. So my response to him was ‘At least one more than New York,’ but we gave him enough budget to make it more than just one more than New York,” Spyridon said.
As in years past the event if completely free of charge to the residents and visitors alike and takes place at the city’s famous Riverfront Park, overlooking the Cumberland River. Bring a blanket and arrive early and get a great seat on the lawn. Food and drinks will be served, though attendees may also bring a cooler.