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 happening 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 2017. More events will be added as they are announced!
NASHVILLE 4TH OF JULY GUIDE
Let Freedom Sing – Downtown Nashville
@ 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 Tuesday, July 4, 2017 with FREE concerts at 5th and Broadway and the Nashville Symphony performing at Ascend Amphitheater during the fireworks show. The site opens at noon. Music starts at 4pm. This year, there will be performances by Chris Young, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Jonny P, and The Sisterhood. 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 are walkable or a short ride to downtown Nashville: Saint Anejo, Adele’s, Whiskey Kitchen, Chauhan, Virago, Tansuo, 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’s 4th of July Blowout
@ Acme Feed & Seed (Rooftop Option) | Downtown
Acme Feed & Seed on Lower Broadway is hosting a full-day of 4th of July fun. Floors 1, 2, and 3 are open to the public from 11am to 3pm. After 3pm, there will be a $10 cover at the door (no pre-sale available).
There are two VIP options, including rooftop and booth seating. Rooftop tickets include exclusive all-day rooftop access, a dinner buffet from 5pm to 7pm, an Acme swag bag, and views of the fireworks. VIP booth tickets include a second floor reserved table and access to the 1st Avenue patio all day.
- Floors 1, 2 & 3 before 3pm: free
- Floors 1, 2 & 3 after 3pm: $10 at the door
- VIP Rooftop: $211.99
- VIP Booth for 10 People: $1554.95
- VIP Booth for 6 People: $936.95
July 4th Red, White, and BBQ
@L27 Rooftop Bar | SoBro
Nashville’s highest rooftop bar, L27, is hosting Red, White & BBQ on July 4th from 6pm to 10pm. The celebration will feature BBQ, craft cocktails, live music from Reckless Sidemen, and beautiful views of Nashville. Tickets are $80.12.
Elevate to Celebrate: America!
@ Up, a Rooftop Lounge (Rooftop Option) | The Gulch
Up, a rooftop lounge is hosting a 4th of July celebration from 5pm until 1am with views of Nashville’s fireworks. The event will feature live music, dancing (silent disco style), and great food and drinks. Tickets are $211.99 each and are required to attend. 21+ event.
4th of July Rooftop Bash
@ 21c Museum Hotel (Rooftop Option) | Downtown
The 21c Museum Hotel Nashville is throwing a rooftop bash on July 4, 2017 from 7pm to 11pm. The viewing party will take place in the rooftop 21c Suite. Tickets include incredible views, an open bar, and food from Gray & Dudley. Tickets are $211.99 and must be purchased in advance. 21+ event.
4th of July at The George Jones
@ The George Jones (Rooftop Option) | Downtown
The George Jones rooftop offers spectacular views of the Nashville fireworks show on July 4, 2017. Rooftop general admission tickets are $211.99 and include rooftop access from 3pm to midnight, a BBQ buffet from 5pm to 8pm, swag bag, live music, and admission to the George Jones Museum. Drinks are not included in the ticket price. Two exclusive VIP options are also available.
@ Rock Bottom Brewery (Rooftop Option) | Downtown
See the Nashville fireworks from one of downtown’s best rooftops at Rock Bottom Brewery. The rooftop will close at 4:30pm and will re-open at 5pm with a $10 cover charge at the door. Re-entry isn’t allowed. It’s first come, first served, so get there early if you want a spot at one of the most affordable rooftop options downtown.
Aerial’s Rooftop Fireworks Bash
@ Aerial (Rooftop Option) | Downtown
Aerial, a private event space on Lower Broadway, is hosting a rooftop fireworks bash from 5pm to Midnight. Tickets are $27.45 and include entry, a view of the downtown fireworks, and a buffet at Paradise Park from 5pm to 10pm. There’s a cash bar. 21+.
Red, White & Booze
@ The Valentine (Rooftop Option) | Downtown
The Valentine on Lower Broadway is hosting Red, White & Booze on their rooftop bar and patio. Tickets are $75 in advance and $100 at the door (if available). Tickets include an open bar from 7pm to 11pm, passed hors d’oeuvres, and a limited edition Valentine t-shirt. The event is rain or shine. No refunds. 21+.
Mellow Mushroom’s 4th of July Celebration
@ Mellow Mushroom Broadway (Rooftop Option) | Downtown
The brand new, four-story Mellow Mushroom on Lower Broadway is hosting a 4th of July celebration, featuring panoramic views of the city from their rooftop. The fun kicks off at 4pm with live music, food, and drinks. Entry is $50 at the door. First come, first served. 21+.
July 4th Party at Pinewood
@ Pinewood Social | SoBro / Downtown
Pinewood Social in the SoBro area is hosting a patio party from 7:30pm to 11pm. Tickets are $29.90 in advance and include a dedicated viewing area of the downtown fireworks and your choice of one beer or one Electric Rose.
4th of July Beer Fest
@ Little Harpeth Brewing | East Nashville
Little Harpeth Brewing is hosting a 4th of July beer fest from 7pm to 11pm. Get a great view of the downtown fireworks and enjoy brews, food trucks, and music from DJ Ben Spinks. Tickets are $30 for ages 21 and older, which includes all-you-can-drink beer. Tickets are $15 for ages 20 and under. Tickets are available at the door.
The Crawl Of Fame 4th Of July Bar-Tacular
@ Headquarters Beercade | Downtown / SoBro
The Crawl of Fame is hosting a 4th of July bar crawl and Instagram hashtag photo hunt from 5pm to 10pm at seven bars. The five-hour drinking game will feature drink specials, hats, games, prizes, and more. The winner of the game challenge receives a guitar. The fun begins and ends at Headquarters Beercade. Tickets are $30 in advance. 21+.
July 4th Party at Smith & Lentz
@ Smith & Lentz Brewing
Smith & Lentz Brewing is hosting a July 4th party from noon until 10:00pm that free and family-friendly. There will be free giant freezie pops all day. A water balloon toss and a watermelon eating contest at 3:00pm. There will also be the Fly Boy’s food truck starting at 5:00pm. Also starting at 5:00pm, if wear patriotic apparel you’ll get a $4 Humdinger IPA (20oz). The brewery will stay open until the fireworks are over.
Music City Hot Chicken Festival
@ East Park | East Nashville
The 11th annual Music City Hot Chicken Festival will be on Tuesday, July 4th from 11am to 3pm at East Park. This East side tradition includes the best hot chicken in town, cold beer, and other vendors. Live music will be going on all day. FREE to attend!
July 4th Open House
@ Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery| Marathon Village
Celebrate July 4th and Charles Nelson’s birthday at Nelson’s Greer Brier Distillery on Tuesday, July 4th from 11:00am until 4:00pm. They will be offering free tours all day, tastings of the newly released Nelson’s First 108 whiskey, hot dogs, grilled snacks, games, and cocktails.
Music City July 4th 5K/10K
@ Public Square Park | Downtown
Kick off your July 4th with a run through downtown Nashville at 7am! This race will start at Public Square Park and you can do either the 5k or 10k. Registration is $25-$55 depending on when you register and which race you’re doing.
Other events the week of July 4th:
TailGate Brewery Fireworks Show
@ TailGate Brewery | Charlotte Pike
Monday, July 3rd
Celebrate Independence Day early at TailGate Brewery from 3pm to 11pm on Monday, July 3, 2017. There will be a full-scale professional fireworks show at dark with live music, craft beer, multiple outdoor bars, and pizza by the slice. Bring blankets and chairs to watch the show. No outside food or drink allowed. The event is free and family-friendly.
Thirth of July
@ North 12th Street | East Nashville
Monday, July 3rd
Thirth of July in East Nashville is an annual tradition on July 3rd. Each year, people join at North 12th Street between Ordway Place and Calvin Avenue for a huge block party with great live music, food, and drinks.
You can purchase tickets in advance for $30, which include unlimited Yazoo Beer. Tickets are $40 at the door.
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