Nashville’s Let Freedom Sing! Fourth of July Event Delayed Due to Lightning
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nashville’s highly anticipated Let Freedom Sing! Fourth of July event has been delayed due to lightning in the area, officials announced on Tuesday night. The event, which was expected to draw over 250,000 people to downtown Nashville, has been rescheduled with a new timeline.
The revised schedule for the event is as follows:
– Brad Paisley: 8:35-9:50 p.m.
– Nashville Symphony: 9:50 p.m.
– Fireworks: 9:55-10:25 p.m.
Visitors are advised to seek shelter and stay safe until further notice. The announcement of the delay was made by the official Nashville Tennessee Twitter account, which urged attendees to keep an eye on their page for further updates.
Metro Nashville Police will have hundreds of officers on patrol to ensure added security. With the large influx of people expected, authorities are asking everyone to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity to nearby officers or by calling 615-880-1515. This will connect them with a nearby MNPD command post.
“I would say there’s a good police presence and I would say everyone is in that mood so you kind of got to take that to where it is and believe that we are in a good place, good people, looking to have a good time,” said Jorge Basto, a visitor from Atlanta.
It is important to note that fireworks are illegal for public use in Davidson County. Metro Nashville Police Department (MNPD) is discouraging residents from calling 911 to report fireworks, in order to keep the lines open for emergencies. Instead, individuals are encouraged to submit complaints online to Hub Nashville.
For those planning to attend, it is advised not to stop or park on the shoulders of the interstate to watch the fireworks display, as it is inherently dangerous. The interstate loop on the east side of downtown will be closed for approximately one hour, starting 30 minutes before the fireworks display. This closure will impact four interchanges: Shelby Avenue, James Robertson Parkway, Woodland Street/Interstate Drive, and Ellington Parkway/Spring Street.
Attendees are also advised to leave backpacks and coolers at home. However, refillable water bottles will be allowed, ensuring that visitors can stay hydrated throughout the day.
The Let Freedom Sing! Fourth of July event will feature performances by Brad Paisley and Ben Rector leading up to the fireworks show. The Nashville Symphony will play during the firework display, starting at 9:30 p.m.
For additional information and updates on the event, visit the official Nashville Tennessee Twitter account.