Nashville’s Fourth of July celebration to be broadcast live on News 2

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — News 2 will broadcast Nashville’s “Let Freedom Sing!” Independence Day celebration at Ascend Amphitheater. Click here to watch live. 

Grammy award-winning artist Sheryl Crow will headline the event, which will also feature Maddie & Tae, Erin McCarley, Andrew Combs, Ruby Amanfu, and the Nashville Symphony along with spectacular fireworks.

Road closures will begin as early as mid June as crews prep for the largest fireworks display in the country. Click here to view a complete list of road closures for the event. 

With thousands expected to attend the event, here’s a look at parking and transit through downtown.

At 9:00 p.m., News 2 will begin broadcasting the music from the Ascend Amphitheater commercial free to bring viewers a portion of Sheryl Crow’s performance, along with the Nashville Symphony performing live music to an awe-inspiring fireworks display at dusk.

Over 250,000 people are expected to attend this year’s Independence Day celebration in downtown Nashville, new security measures will be in place. Click here for a full list of prohibited and permitted items. 

“If you get here late, don’t expect to get into these parks. The concert starts at 5. It’s 2 hours earlier than we usually start. So be prepared. Get here early. Exercise caution. Exercise patience. And if you’re getting here late, think about Broadway, think about Riverfront Park. Use some common sense,” said Butch Spyridon of the Nashville Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Ascend amphitheater has a capacity of 7,100, and the green at Riverfront Park reaches capacity at 7,300.

Once capacity is reached, no one else will be allowed in.

Click here to view our guide to Nashville’s Fourth of July festivities.

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