Nashville is one of the top destinations for the 4th of July. From the fireworks show to rooftop parties to incredible live music, it’s hard to beat the fun in Music City on Independence Day. Whether you’re visiting from out of town or a local wanting to partake in the festivities, Nashville Guru has you covered. Here’s a round-up of the top Nashville 4th of July celebrations in 2019. More events will be added as they are announced, so bookmark this page! Please call ahead to confirm details, as they are subject to change without notice.
NASHVILLE 4TH OF JULY GUIDE
@ 5th and Broadway & Ascend Amphitheater | Downtown
Music City celebrates July 4th in downtown Nashville with live music and a huge fireworks show. Join in on the fun on Thursday, July 4, 2019, with FREE concerts at 5th and Broadway and the Nashville Symphony performing at Ascend Amphitheater during the fireworks show. The site opens at noon. There will be live performances by Brett Eldredge, Mac McAnally, Jessy Wilson, and Dylan Scott. There will also be kid-friendly activities and vendors during this free event.
If you’re looking for somewhere to eat before heading to the heart of downtown, all of these restaurants are walkable or a short ride to downtown Nashville: Etch, The George Jones, Saint Anejo, The Southern, Whiskey Kitchen, Moto, and Pinewood Social.
Want to watch the fireworks from a rooftop bar? Several rooftop parties are listed below. Rooftop parties will be added as they are announced. For more rooftop options, see the Best Rooftop Bars Guide.
@ Acme Feed & Seed | Downtown
Acme Feed & Seed on Lower Broadway is throwing an all-day celebration on Thursday, July 4, 2019, kicking off at 11:00am with Jazz Brunch. After brunch, there will be live music from The Gripsweats (2:00pm), Morgan Myles (5:00pm) and Funky Tonk featuring The Music City Toppers (8:00pm). Cover is $5 at the door after 3:00pm, granting access to floors one, two, and three. VIP rooftop access is $150 per person and includes views of the fireworks, a dinner buffet from 5:00pm to 7:00pm, and DJ Jerry J. VIP booths are also available.
4th of July Block Party (daytime event)
@ Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery | Marathon Village
For daytime fun on Thursday, July 4, 2019, visit Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery from 11:00am to 4:00pm for free tours, tastings, food, games, and live music. There will also be a kids zone, so bring the entire family. Nelson’s Green Brier will also hold the inaugural Bartender Barrel Race featuring 24 bartenders from around the city. Charles Nelson, the inspiration behind the revitalized distillery, was born on July 4th, so what better time to celebrate? All ages are welcome.
@ L27 Rooftop Lounge (Rooftop Option) | SoBro
Nashville’s highest rooftop bar, L27 Rooftop Lounge, is hosting Liberty & Libations on Thursday, July 4, 2019, from 7:00pm to 11:00pm. The celebration will feature a full buffet dinner, open bar, live DJ, and rooftop views of the fireworks show. General Admission tickets are $150 each and do not guarantee seating. VIP tickets are $200 each or $1,600 for an eight-person cabana. This event is 21 and over only.
Music City Hot Chicken Festival (daytime event)
@ East Park | East Nashville
The 13th annual Music City Hot Chicken Festival is Thursday, July 4, 2019, from 11:00am to 3:00pm at East Park. This East Nashville tradition includes the best hot chicken in town, cold beer, and other vendors. Live music will be going on all day. This event is free and family-friendly.
@ Rare Bird Rooftop Lounge | Downtown
Rare Bird atop the Noelle hotel in downtown Nashville is hosting an Independence Day party on Thursday, July 4, 2019, from 7:30pm to 10:30pm. Tickets are $225 per person and include exclusive entry to Rare Bird, all-inclusive signature cocktails, complimentary passes appetizers and food stations, and a premium view of the fireworks from 13 flights up.
The George Jones 4th of July Celebration
@ The George Jones | Downtown
The George Jones 4th of July Celebration is Thursday, July 4, 2019, starting at 7:00pm, featuring smokehouse barbecue and incredible views of the fireworks show for VIP guests. Enjoy dinner before the big show! VIP tables are available on the main floor ranging from $300 to $600 depending on party size. Rooftop access tickets are $50 per person (no access to railing) and include access but no guaranteed seating. All food and drinks will be billed separately. This is an all ages event.
July 4th Party on the Rooftop
@ Downtown Sporting Club | Downtown
Party on the Rooftop is at Downtown Sporting Club on Thursday, July 4, 2019, from 8:00pm to midnight. Enjoy the fireworks four stories above Broadway. Tickets are $25 while supplies last. This event is 21 and over only.
4th of July Rooftop Bash
@ 21c Museum Hotel | Downtown
Make your way up to 21c Museum Hotel Nashville’s rooftop for a super exclusive fireworks viewing party on Thursday, July 4, 2019, from 7:00pm to midnight. Tickets are $200 per person and include a full open bar, boozy popsicles, food from Gray & Dudley, and a live DJ. Space is extremely limited. This event is 21 and over.
@ Bobby Hotel | Downtown
Bobby Hotel’s July 4th Rooftop Party is Thursday, July 4, 2019, from 8:00pm to 10:00pm featuring cold drinks, delicious food, and a great view of the fireworks. General admission tickets are $150 per person and include three wine or beer drinks, passed hors d’oeuvres, and a champagne toast. Private cabanas are also available for $1,250-$2,500 and include three wine or beer drinks, passed hors d’oeuvres, a champagne toast, a designated server, magnum bottle of champagne, and a food platter. The event is 21 and over.
@ Ellington’s Mid Way Bar & Grill | Downtown
Ellington’s Mid Way Bar & Grill within the Fairlane Hotel is hosting The Fourth on Four on Thursday, July 4, 2019, from 6:00pm to 10:00pm. From 6:00pm to 8:00pm, a barbecue dinner with a premium open bar and live jazz music will be hosted on the terrace. Following dinner, the party will move to the Penthouse East’s terrace for a stellar view of Nashville’s fireworks display while enjoying a live DJ, drinks, and desserts. Tickets are $225 each. This is a 21 and over event.
Red, White, & Booze 4th of July Rooftop Party
@ Mellow Mushroom Broadway | Downtown
The four-story Mellow Mushroom on Lower Broadway is hosting Red, White, & Booze 4th of July Rooftop Party on Thursday, July 4, 2019. Tickets are $50 in advance and grant access to the Mellow Mushroom rooftop from 6:00pm until the end of the fireworks show. There will be a live DJ beginning at 10:00pm. A full bar and menu will be available. Limited reserved seating is available for an addition fee.
Famous Saloon’s 4th of July Rooftop Party
@ Famous Saloon | Downtown
Famous Saloon is hosting a 4th of July Rooftop Party from 7:00pm to 1:00am on Thursday, July 4, 2019. The Rooftop VIP party is $100 per person and includes views of the downtown fireworks, a DJ after the fireworks, and drink specials for ticket holders. Admissions is free to the Main Floor and River Room. This event is 21 and over.
4th of July at L.A. Jackson
@ L.A. Jackson | The Gulch
L.A. Jackson’s rooftop is one of the most popular in Nashville. They’re throwing a huge party on Thursday, July 4, 2019, with views of the fireworks, All-American food, drinks, backyard games, and live entertainment. Admission is completely free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. The bar opens at 11:00am.
Red, White, and View
@ Up, a Rooftop Lounge | The Gulch
Up, a rooftop lounge is hosting a 4th of July celebration from 6:00pm to 1:00am on Thursday, July 4, 2019, with exclusive views of Nashville’s fireworks. The event will feature live music, a DJ, a gourmet dinner buffet, raffle giveaways, a late-night hot dog grill, complimentary valet parking, and drink specials. Tickets are $150 each and are required to attend. This is a 21 and over event.
Music City 4th of July 5k/10k
@ E.S. Rose Park | Edgehill
Kick off your July 4th with a 5k or 10k through Nashville on Thursday, July 4, 2019. This race will start at 7:00am at E.S. Rose Park near Edgehill Village. Registration is $45 to $50 depending on if you do the 5k or 10k.
Other events the week of July 4th
@ TailGate Brewery | Charlotte Pike
Celebrate Independence Day early at TailGate Brewery on Wednesday, July 3, 2019, from 11:00am to 11:00pm with live music, craft beer, cider, wine, liquor, pizza, and a fireworks display at 9:00pm. This is a family-friendly event. Admission is free. Limited parking is available for $10, so ride-sharing is recommended.
Best Hotels for 4th of July in Nashville
If you’re looking for a nice hotel with views for the 4th of July, check the availability at any of these premium destinations.
- Westin Nashville
- Noelle Nashville
- JW Marriott
- Bobby Hotel
- Fairlane Hotel
- Thompson Nashville
- Omni Nashville Hotel
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