Chris Young

Chris Young

David McClister

Coming off a pair of nominations at the Grammys and the ACM Awards, Chris Young is eyeing a headlining spot at this year's 4th of July celebration and firework display in Nashville. The event--officially called “Let Freedom Sing! July 4 in Music City"--is free to the public. The lineup will also include the Nitty Gritty Band, Johnny P, The Sisterhood featuring Alyssa Bonagura and Ruby Stewart. Young and company will take the Riverfront Park stage down on Broadway.

“This is another great lineup that showcases the immense diversity of music that calls Nashville home,” shares Beth Seigenthaler Courtney, board chair of the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp and president at DVL Seigenthaler, in a press statement. “This year we have even more to offer with additional live music at Ascend Amphitheater leading up to a Gold Cup double-header featuring the U.S. national men’s soccer team."

She continues, "We always expect tens of thousands of visitors to enjoy our Independence Day festivities, and, with these additional activities, we expect to fill even more hotel rooms across Davidson County and generate substantial economic activity that is good for the city.”

The Nashville Symphony is also expected to attend. The 4th of July celebration kicks off a weekend of other festivities and concerts. MercyMe will perform July 6 on the Ascend Amphitheater stage, while Margo Price and My Morning Jacket take the same venue July 7. The Gold Cup soccer double-header (with the U.S. Men’s National Team) is slated for July 8 Nissan Stadium.

Details on other activities are forthcoming.

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