NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The city of Nashville is slated to have the biggest Fourth of July firework display in the country this year, according to Butch Spyridon, the President of the Nashville Convention and Visitors Corp.
Spyridon told News 2 during a live interview Monday morning, that the city gave the firework company enough money to out-perform the display 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 guaranteed this year to be the biggest ever, and assured the event “Music City July 4: Let Freedom Sing!” will stay big in the years to come.
The city is hoping to use the new Ascend Amphitheater in 2016, Spyridon said.
The annual event is completely free to the public and takes place in downtown Nashville.
Martina McBride and Mikky Ekko will headline the show this year, and the all-day celebration will end with the firework display timed to music played by the Nashville Symphony Orchestra.
To learn more, visit Music City’s website.