Nashville Dancin’ presented by Dollar General will give locals yet another reason to celebrate America’s independence this year, thanks to its free live-music lineup that was assembled to help kick off the “Music City July 4th: Let Freedom Sing!” celebration.
The daylong event will feature rock’s Derek St. Holmes Band, country music’s rising Phoenix Stone, rockabilly and soul artist Molly Sue Gonzalez and Nashville-based pop-rock group The Cultivation, according to a July 3 release from event organizers.
The live performances this eclectic Nashville Dancin’ presented by Dollar General music lineup will initiate the afternoon’s festivities on the State Water Heaters prestage beginning at noon.
The State Water Heaters afternoon stage at Nashville’s own Riverfront Park, which is located at 100 1st Ave N., will alternate bands with the Advance Financial 24/7 day stage at The Lawn at Riverfront Park, leading up to “Music City July 4th: Let Freedom Sing!,” one of the largest Fourth of July shows in the country.
“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday by partnering with our friends at the NCVC,” said Tom Morales, producing partner and co-creator for Nashville Dancin’ presented by Dollar General. “We are both offering free, family friendly events and it just makes sense to partner and give music fans and guests of Nashville more great music to enjoy on this celebratory holiday.”
The July 4 live-music schedule is as follows:
Nashville Dancin’ on State Water Heaters Stage at Riverfront Park
12 p.m. – The Cultivation
1:35 p.m. – Molly Sue Gonzalez
3:25 p.m. – Phoenix Stone
5:20 p.m. Derek St Holmes Band
Advance Financial 24/7 Day Stage at The Lawn at Riverfront Park
12:55 p.m. – The Willis Clan
2:30 p.m. – Joey DeGraw
4:20 p.m. – Chris Mulkey and Deluxe
July 4 Official Concert
7 p.m. – Striking Matches
7:30 p.m. – Keb’Mo’
8:35 p.m. – The Band Perry
9:50 p.m. – July 4 fireworks choreographed to performance by Nashville Symphony Orchestra
Nashville Dancin’ presented by Dollar General has partnered with “Music City’s July 4th: Let Freedom Sing!” and is a free weekly outdoor summer concert series open to all-ages. Nashville Dancin’ presented by Dollar General takes place every Thursday from through Aug. 1 beginning at 5 p.m. Aug. 1 is a Bud Light 50-50-1 presents Colt Ford – 21+ show.
Parking for Music City July 4th: Let Freedom Sing in all available lots at LP Field will open at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 4. The cost to park is $8 per vehicle. Parking is also available at the Music City Center parking garage for $10. The Shelby Street Pedestrian and Woodland Street bridges will close at 8 p.m. and will reopen at the conclusion of the fireworks show.
The Shelby Street Bridge will close again at about 9 p.m. Friday, July 5, for the 9:30 p.m. fireworks show. The bridge will reopen immediately following the fireworks show. To locate other available parking downtown, visit www.parkitdowntown.com.
Video bonus: To see rock guitarist Derek St. Holmes performing “Catch My Fall” live, access the clip embedded with this post.